If you are interested in being considered as a prospective supplier, we encourage you to read the information below and fill out the Prospective Supplier Form. Please note that taking part in this process does not guarantee that your company will become an Avendra supplier. The Prospective Supplier Form gets your company’s name and information into our database of potential suppliers.
Below is a step-by-step outline of Avendra’s process.
Step 1: Filling out Avendra’s Prospective Supplier Form
All prospective suppliers are required to fill out the Prospective Supplier Form. This form gives us some initial, but important, information about your company and provides us an opportunity to learn more about your business. No attachments or additional documents will be accepted.
Step 2: Confirmation that we have received your information
When we have received your information, we will let you know via confirmation email that you have been added to our database of potential suppliers. This database is referenced during category reviews (see below). We truly appreciate your interest in Avendra and the time you put into submitting our form. IF you don’t receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, check your spam folder.
Step 3: Category Reviews
When it comes time for a planned product or service review in your product or service category, Avendra Strategic Sourcing associates can refer to the information you provided in the Prospective Supplier Form.
During planned product/service category reviews, potential suppliers are evaluated on a wide range of criteria, including:
- Years of business history (a minimum of three are required)
- A record of excellent customer service
- Competitive pricing
- Rigorous standards for quality, consistency of service, and on time delivery
- Meeting Avendra’s insurance and indemnification requirements
The frequency of a category review varies from one to four years depending on many factors, including the term of current contracts and the needs of our customers. Avendra’s contracting philosophy is to contract with the fewest number of suppliers within a specific category to meet customer needs and then work to develop the business with those contracted suppliers. If there is an opportunity during a category review that warrants outreach to your company, an Avendra associate will contact you at that time. Please be aware, that our business needs may not necessitate that we contact you in the near future.
We are very excited about your company’s interest in working with us. If you would like to provide your company’s information to Avendra so that we may consider you for our future contracting needs, please fill out our Prospective Supplier Form. If you need additional clarification on our process, please view our list of frequently asked questions.