GPO4Biz Participation Agreement

GPO4Biz Participation Agreement

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  • This Group Purchasing Participation Agreement is entered into by and between GPO4Biz, LLC a Missouri Corporation “GPO4Biz “ and “Member” indicated below.  GPO4Biz and Member agree as follows:

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  • Additional Locations: Member warrants that it owns and/or manages each of the practices listed on the attached Schedule 1 and that it has the legal authority to enter into this Agreement on their behalf.  This Agreement shall apply collectively to the practices identified above and in Schedule 1 of this Agreement.  Member shall provide prompt written notice to GPO4Biz of all additions and changes to Schedule 1.

    Group Purchasing Agency: Member authorizes GPO4Biz as its agent to negotiate and enter into agreements with vendors in order to make agreements available to Member.  Member authorizes GPO4Biz as its agent to negotiate and enter into affiliation agreements with other group purchasing organizations (“Affiliate GPOs”) and to enroll Member in Affiliate GPOs in order to make their agreements available to Member.

    Primary GPO:  Member appoints GPO4Biz as its Primary GPO.  Member agrees that any other GPO it may join during the term of this Agreement shall be secondary to GPO4Biz.  Member agrees not to request of any of GPO4Biz’s Affiliate GPOs that Member be removed from GPO4Biz in order to be serviced by any competing affiliate.

    Vendor Agreements: The agreements made available to Member whether entered into by GPO4Biz or any Affiliate GPO shall be cumulatively referred to as “Vendor Agreements”.  Member agrees to comply with the terms and conditions of any Vendor Agreement through which it chooses to make any purchase.  Member agrees not to resell products purchased through Vendor Agreements that specify products are for “own use” and/or not for resale.

    No Obligation to Purchase: Member is not obligated to make any purchase under this Agreement. Member is expected to do what is best for member’s business. GPO4Biz is intended only to be a benefit to member. 

    Rebates: Any rebates due to Member based on Member’s purchases through any Vendor Agreement, if received by GPO4Biz or its Affiliate GPOs, will be forwarded to Member at least quarterly.  Member is solely responsible for reporting any such rebate as required by law.

    Administrative Fees: GPO4Biz discloses to Member that it and its affiliate GPOs receive administrative fees from contracted vendors based on purchases made by Member.  The administrative fee varies according to each Vendor Agreement. GPO4Biz and its Affiliate GPOs may at their discretion report to Member the fees received under each Vendor Agreement for purchases made by Member.

    Affinity Programs:  GPO4Biz may enter into Affinity Programs with certain vendors for non-medical products and/or services that GPO4Biz feels may be of interest to its Members.  GPO4Biz discloses to Member that it may receive fees and/or commissions for making these programs available to its Members and that such fees or commissions may vary without limit.

    Confidentiality: Member agrees to keep strictly confidential, hold in trust, and not disclose any Confidential Information (defined below) received from GPO4Biz and its Affiliate GPOs.  “Confidential Information” means any trade secrets or proprietary information including but not limited to programs, services, systems, pricing, agreements or information technology shared with Member by GPO4Biz and its Affiliate GPOs.

    Warranties: GPO4Biz and its Affiliate GPOs make no express or implied representations or warranties under this Agreement including but not limited to any Vendor Agreement, the products or services offered thereunder, or their suitability for any purpose.  Any analysis, pricing, or product information is provided as is with no guarantee of accuracy or completeness.

    Limitation of Liability:  Member acknowledges that Member is solely responsible for deciding which if any products or services to purchase through the Vendor Agreements.  Accordingly, Member acknowledges and agrees that GPO4biz, its Affiliate GPOs and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and contractors shall not have any liability of any nature or kind whatsoever for any personal injury, property damage, lost profits, attorney’s fees, court costs or any other damages, legal, equitable or otherwise, caused either directly or indirectly by or related to the products or services offered or sold under the Vendor Agreements.  Member agrees to hold GPO4Biz and its Affiliate GPOs harmless from all losses, damages and costs, of any nature or kind whatsoever (including, but not limited to attorney’s fees and court costs) incurred by GPO4Biz or its Affiliate GPOs from Member’s breach of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement or in any other way relating to this Agreement.

    Assignment:  GPO4Biz may assign this Agreement at its sole discretion.

    Compliance with Law: Each party agrees that it shall at all times during the term of this Agreement observe and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations in connection with its performance under this Agreement.

    Term & Termination: The initial term of this Agreement will be for one year commencing on the date it is signed by GPO4Biz.  This Agreement will renew annually for an additional period of one year upon expiration of the initial and any subsequent renewal terms of the Agreement unless terminated in writing by either party upon ninety (90) days written notice prior to the termination of the then current term.  GPO4Biz may terminate this Agreement for cause immediately upon written notice to Member in the event of any breach of any material term or condition of this Agreement by Member.

    This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding and Agreement between the parties.  In witness whereof, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement by persons duly authorized.

  • Schedule 1

    Please list here any additional locations owned or managed by Member to be included in this Participation Agreement or attach a separate list and label it Schedule 1.  Please include, name, address, and phone number for each location. If the address indicated on page 1 is the only location disregard this page.