Prime Source GPO Membership Application Agreement
Membership Agreement Content
As evidenced by, and effective upon, by reading and agreeing this Prime Source GPO Membership Application, the member identified on this application (the “Member”) hereby agrees to abide by the terms of this GPO Membership Application with Prime Source National Corporation d/b/a Prime Source GPO (“PSG”) and the PSG GPO terms and conditions (“GPO Terms and Conditions”) on behalf of itself and its subsidiaries and affiliates, if any, identified in this membership application (“Participating Facilities”). Collectively, the Prime Source GPO Membership Application and Prime Source GPO Terms and Conditions are referred to as this “Agreement.”
- Participation in GPO Program. PSG is a group purchasing organization (“GPO”) that provides group purchasing programs through which Member and Participating Facilities may purchase certain products and services (“Covered Products and Services”) from participating vendors (“Vendors”) with whom PSG contracts (“Vendor Contracts”). Member hereby engages PSG to act as its Primary GPO (as such term is defined in the GPO Terms and Conditions) and is hereby granted access to Vendor Contracts, pursuant to which Member and/or Participating Facilities may purchase Covered Products and Services available thereunder for use by Member and Participating Facilities. Member represents and warrants that all Covered Products and Services purchased, licensed, or leased by Member and/or Participating Facilities under Vendor Contracts will be for their own use in the provision of services by Member and/or Participating Facilities, and not for resale or distribution to third parties other than in the course of furnishing facility-related services.
- Vendor Contracts. Member hereby authorizes PSG, as its GPO agent, to: (i) negotiate the terms of, enter into,cancel, or modify any Vendor Contracts as it deems necessary, advisable, or appropriate; (ii) receive from Vendors data relating to purchases of Covered Products and Services under Vendor Contracts by Member and Participating Facilities; and (iii) collect certain rebates and utilize good faith efforts to collect rebates payable on Member’s and Participating Facilities’ purchases through Vendor Contracts. Member acknowledges that Vendors shall have final right of approval over Member’s and each Participating Facility’s participation under Vendor Contracts. Member hereby agrees to be bound to any and all letters of commitment, letters of participation, or any other similar document executed by Member and intended to evidence Member’s and Participating Facilities’ intended participation in a Vendor Contract. Member agrees that PSG is acting as a negotiator and will neither take title to, nor be obligated to pay for, any products and/or services whatsoever by virtue of this Agreement or any order placed or purchases made by Member or any Participating Facilities. Member (and not PSG) shall be solely responsible for compliance with Vendor Contract terms and conditions and Member shall be solely liable for all purchases and orders made pursuant to any Vendor Contracts. The provisions of this Section shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.
- Compliance with Laws. Member and Participating Facilities shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations (“Applicable Laws”).
- GPO Fees. PSG hereby informs Member and Member acknowledges that, for administrative and other services provided by PSG, PSG will receive payment of fees from Vendors from which Member and Participating Facilities purchase Covered Goods and Services (“GPO Fees”) of three percent (3%) or less of the purchase prices of the Covered Goods and Services provided by those Vendors to Member and Participating Facilities. In the event that a Vendor Contract involves GPO Fees payable to PSG that exceed three percent (3%) of the purchase price of Covered Goods or Services purchased by Member and Participating Facilities, PSG will, on the PSG “Fees Disclosure” document located on its website at www.primesourcegpo.com and incorporated herein by reference, specify the amount (or, if not known, the maximum amount) that PSG will be paid by such Vendor for such purchases. PSG shall disclose in writing to Member at least annually, and to the Secretary of Health and Human Services upon request, the amount of GPO Fees received from each Vendor with respect to purchases made by or on behalf of Member and Participating Facilities in accordance with the federal Anti-Kickback Statute regulations applicable to GPOs (42 C.F.R. § 1001.952(j)).
- Term and Termination. This Agreement will remain in effect commencing on the date signed by the Member until terminated pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. In the event of a breach of any provision of this Agreement by Member or any Participating Facility, PSG shall notify Member in writing of the specific nature of the breach and if Member or the breaching Participating Facility does not cure the breach within thirty (30) days of receiving such notice, PSG may immediately terminate this Agreement. Either party may terminate this Agreement without cause or penalty upon written notice to the other party. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever, PSG shall have no further obligations under this Agreement to Member or Participating Facilities (except as noted herein), and this Agreement shall be null and void and without any force or effect. Termination shall not preclude PSG from pursuing any and all remedies available to it at law or equity.
- General. This Agreement may only be amended by a written agreement bearing handwritten signatures of authorized agents of each of the parties and expressing an intent to be bound by the terms of such an amendment, except that the GPO Terms and Conditions may be modified in accordance with its terms. A facsimile or scanned copy of a handwritten signature shall be sufficient for purposes of this Agreement. This Agreement, including all exhibits referenced herein, constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior negotiations, agreements and understandings between the parties, whether oral or in writing, concerning the subject matter hereof. The terms on any exhibits, attachments, quotations, proposals, or pre-printed form documents between PSG and Member shall have no effect and the terms of this Agreement shall control. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this GPO Participation Agreement and the GPO Terms and Conditions, the GPO Terms and Conditions shall control and govern. Any waiver of a breach of any provision(s) of this Agreement shall not be deemed effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom enforcement of the waiver is sought. Member shall not assign, subcontract, delegate or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations hereunder, without PSG’s prior written consent. This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns. If any part of this Agreement shall be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by any valid act of Congress or act of any state legislature or by any regulation duly promulgated by the United States or a state acting in accordance with the law, or declared null and void by any court of competent jurisdiction, then such part shall be reformed, if possible, to conform to the law and, in any event, the remaining parts of this Agreement shall be fully effective and operative insofar as reasonably possible
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Stay Hydrated, Stay Healthy
Summer 2018 has already been a scorcher. Staying hydrated is important all year round, but when the temperatures pick up, so does the risk of sun stroke, dehydration, and a whole variety of health issues that can arise from not hydrating your body properly.
This issue is a particular concern in the healthcare and geriatric care industry. Assisted living facilities and rehab centers are tasked with ensuring that all residents are properly hydrated at all times. A challenging undertaking, but the risks of being “sloppy” in this area can be life-threatening.
Prime Source GPO is proud to partner with a variety of vendors that specialize in ensuring the continued health and happiness of your facility’s residents, including Multi-Flow, a beverage service solutions supplier and Prime Source GPO Partnered Vendor.
Mark Adams, Business Development Manager, Multi-Flow Beverages
Our business was founded by Samuel Gottlieb in 1937: our company has been serving top quality beverages for over 80 years. Mr. Gottlieb saw an opportunity opening in the growing dispenser realm and so he parlayed it from a repair/servicing operation to a full-fledged beverage manufacturer.
In a nutshell, Multiflow Beverages offers complete product production, equipment, and servicing of beverage dispensers. We offer a unique one-stop-shop for your dispensers, products, and servicing needs, unlike other brands that offer only a piece of the process.
The beverage dispensing industry can be tricky: cost containment is a challenge for all parties, from the healthcare facilities looking to install our products, to the manufacturers of the machinery that’s looking to control production costs. What we do is work with both ends to find a profitable solution for all parties!
Our “Kickoff Process” for utilizing our services is fairly simple: First, we analyze your facility/business/company needs, and present a customized solution. We recommend the appropriate products and machinery, and install all equipment Our customer service team follows up with your managers to answer any questions regarding the operation and maintenance of the equipment.
What sets Multiflow Beverages apart is our thorough understanding and respect of our customers. Too many beverage service providers take customers for granted, and fail to respond to customer needs and concerns. Because customer satisfaction is our key priority, we preempt any issues by staying communicative and responsive to any feedback.
We hold ourselves to this impeccable standard of customer care by consistently adhering to our core values: Service, Integrity, and Progress (or “SIP”, as it’s known to our employees). We would love the opportunity to present our program with all Prime Source GPO members: let us help you lower your food and beverage costs – forever!
Prime Source GPO partners with hundreds of passionate, diverse, and top-quality vendors across a wide spectrum of industries and products. Get to know each of our vendors through the Prime Source GPO blog, or follow us on social media!