Value First

Resolve To Pay Less for Quality Products in 2015
 
Invest a little time now and there’s a good chance the time spent could return cost savings throughout the year with Value First, the LeadingAge group purchasing organization.
 
Nine times out of 10, Value First finds potential savings when comparing members’ current pricing and Value First pricing.  For example, in 2014:
 
  • One member will be able to save more than $30,000 in food purchases annually by switching to Value First contracts
  • Potential savings from several medical supply studies ranged from 5 – 11%
  • And, a member will save more than $12,000 on tubs and lift supplies
Identifying potential savings starts with Value First Cost Studies—members provide spend data and Value First presents the apples-to-apples price comparison.  Cost studies also can confirm current spending is market-competitive. 
 
The Value First portfolio of 400 contracts covers a comprehensive array of products in these categories:
  • Food Purchasing:  Food Service, Distribution Services, Ingredients
  • Food Management:  Logistics, Planning, Products
  • Environmental:  Housekeeping, Sanitation, Supplies
  • Construction:  Site Development, Re/Design, Contracting
  • Office Supply:  Technology, Consumables, Organization
  • Medical Supply:  Technology, Tools, Distribution
  • Capital Equipment:  Manufacturing, Technology, Solutions
Value First is a LeadingAge member benefit and only requires a signed Participation Agreement for members to access discount pricing and other benefits.  There is no obligation to purchase through Value First and the GPO is non-exclusive.
 
To learn more about Value First, request cost studies or enroll, contact Rob Ervin, Value First Regional Purchasing Consultant, at 517.449.1710 or Rob@leadingagemi.org
 

 
From Thawing Frozen Pipes to Fresh Coats of Paint
Value First Offers Products to Save Time and Money!
 
Are you ready if this is the year when pipes freeze?   Will you have all the supplies in hand when it’s time to start painting?
 
Value First, the LeadingAge group purchasing organization can help – offering members access to quality products right now and at discounted pricing.
 
Thaw Frozen Pipes
 
HD Supply has two Ridge-Kollmann Pipe Thawing Units for fast and safe thawing of .5-inch to 1.5-inch frozen metal pipes.   Value First members can place orders with their HD or Value First representatives.  Click here for the spec sheet. 
 
Pass the Paintbrush
 
Sherwin Williams has a Group Buy Special going through the end of February with more than three dozen products—from brushes, rollers, paint trays and dropcloths, to primer, sealants, ladders, platforms and paint sprayers.  Special pricing applies to Value First members at Sherwin Williams stores nationally through February 28, 2015.  Click here for the Group Buy flier.
 
Nine times out of 10, Value First identifies potential savings for members on the products and services they use every day.  The Value First portfolio includes more than 400 vendor contracts with products from medical, office and environment supplies, to capital equipment, technology solutions and food.
 
Cost savings begins with Value First cost studies.  Members provide spend data and Value First presents an apples-to-apples comparison between members’ current pricing and Value First pricing.  Cost Studies also can confirm current spending is marketing-competitive. 
 
Value First is a free LeadingAge member benefit.  Value First is non-exclusive and there are no purchase requirements. 
 
To learn more about how Value First can help you save, request cost studies, or enroll in the program, contact Rob Ervin, Value First Regional Purchasing Consultant, at 517.449.1710 or Rob@leadingagemi.org.
 
This is the link to the info about thawing frozen pipes above
 
This is the link to the info about the paint items above
 
This is the link to Value First above

 


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