IPC Group Purchasing

Supply Chain Services

IPC Group Purchasing provides acute care and non-acute members with better pricing on products and services than they could get on their own. We offer Premier's national contract portfolio plus access to Capstone Health Alliance, a regional purchasing organization with 300 member hospitals and 135 health systems.

Contract Calendar
  • Absent special circumstances or opportunities, IPC initiatives are pursued in accordance with the Premier contract calendar.

IPC Direct Contracting

  • The Premier contract calendar helps determine when an inquiry from a potential direct supplier will be reviewed.
  • When presenting direct opportunities to IPC members, IPC staff provide comparative information on competing Premier suppliers.
  • IPC staff screen inquiries from prospective suppliers using a "Supplier Profile" questionnaire.

Contract Implementation

  • Suppliers are instructed to work with member Supply Chain leaders and their respective IPC or Premier Region Director to implement all IPC agreements.
  • IPC conducts periodic business reviews with contracted suppliers.
  • IPC reviews contract activations and savings reported by members.