SJHS-GPO partnered with Bonfire in 2014 and since that time, we have worked together to develop ground-breaking new features tailored to the complex needs of healthcare procurement. Today, all of our submission and evaluation processes are powered by Bonfire sourcing software, which allows purchasing teams to receive and evaluate supplier proposals, quotes and documents digitally from any location with internet access. We are pleased to collaborate with Bonfire as we continue to work together to further enhance the procurement and contracting process for the healthcare industry.
SJHS-GPO works closely with our legal team at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP to address legal procurement issues as they arise from time to time, including compliance with evolving regulatory requirements. Partner Mark Fecenko and the rest of the BLG procurement team provides SJHS-GPO with the pragmatic legal counsel needed to support our fast-paced ongoing operations as well as the development of new and innovative procurement strategies that meet our Members’ evolving needs. In addition, Mark regularly speaks at Members' meetings to provide ongoing education and support.
We are pleased to recommend our GPO partner, Medbuy, for any supply chain needs outside of capital equipment. Medbuy is a national group purchasing organization that leverages clinical expertise and maximizes buying power to offer Members quality products at the best price across a range of categories, including:
- Medical and surgical supplies and services
- Pharmaceutical products
- General supplies and services
MEDEC is the national association created by and for the Canadian medical technology industry. SJHS-GPO is proud to collaborate with MEDEC in the development of industry guidelines and best practices aimed at improving processes and efficiencies for both hospitals and vendors.
We post opportunities on MERX, Canada's leading electronic tendering service, to obtain maximum exposure for each sourcing initiative, which ensures we are optimizing the variety of choice we bring to our Members. It is fast, secure and fully audited environment in which suppliers can download bid documents. The platform offers user friendly features and 24-hour technical support.