Progress in Vetting Non-Traditional Suppliers Offering PPEcreated: Thursday, April 23, 2020 updated: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Supply shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic are continuously evolving. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical supplies continue to be difficult to source.
To help hospitals and health care systems find reputable alternative sources, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) are collaborating with GHX to do an initial vetting of suppliers using the same tools, expertise and processes leveraged by its Vendormate solutions. The Vendormate process has been in place for more than 15 years and is a trusted source of information to credential new vendors. The process includes information such as sanction searches, validating tax IDs, reviewing financial snapshots and business licenses/certifications.
Results to Date
- More than 600 non-traditional suppliers have been vetted with new requests being considered daily.
- As a result, more than 260 non-traditional suppliers have been approved and added to the AHRMM COVID-19 Resource Center, providing easy access to vetted company information and the product categories offered.
You can learn more about the collaboration and access related resources at www.ahrmm.org/vetted-ppe-suppliers.
If you are a supplier with available PPE, other supplies, kits, or equipment that is looking to be credentialed, you can get started by completing this submission form in its entirety.