GEMSA signed a partnership agreement with Savvik Buying Group, the nation's largest non-profit public safety Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), whose vast assortment of contracts and programs can assist you in saving time and money.
For those of you who don’t recognize the Savvik name, many of you may know them as NCEMSC, North Central or just “the co-op.” They rebranded a few years ago to Savvik Buying Group and have been in business since 1997. They represent over 7,000 public safety agencies and individuals in the United States and beyond.
ALL GEMSA members can use these programs and bids with no requirements of any kind from you. View a complete list of the Savvik Group Buying Vendors here.
Savvik recognizes your independence to buy from who you want, when you want, and they make sure that your freedom is paramount in its agreements. Many of these programs are already bid and awarded and you can simply link to the contract of your choice.
Please note that not just agencies can save with Savvik, but individuals can too! There are programs like AT&T, Best Buy, Grainger, Hotel Engine, and even Disney discounts that individual GEMSA members can utilize as well. Check out the vendor list to see which ones have agency and individual discounts.
As a GEMSA member, you are already in the Savvik database. You should have gotten a login and password to the Savvik website, www.savvik.org. Once logged in, the Savvik website will reveal deep discounts on products in their store along with links to their other partners.
If you have any questions, you can contact Mickey Schulte, Executive Director of Savvik, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Savvik at 1-888-603-4426. They are here to help.
What also attracted us to partner with Savvik is the revenue share program that will help our organization and others in EMS. As a non-profit, Savvik not only supports the industry with grants to help projects like Community Paramedicine and Benchmarking, but they share a portion of their proceeds with the members who purchase from them. So, every time that you use a Savvik contract that helps save you time and money, you are supporting GEMSA and the EMS industry as well. It is a real win, win for all involved.
Please give these Savvik vendors a review and contact Savvik with any questions. We hope you will start saving today!
GEMSA Board of Directors