Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
No, your company is not an approved supplier at this time. However, your information has been added to our database of prospective suppliers, and this is an important first step in the process. In order to become an approved supplier, we must award a category to you, negotiate and then sign a long-term contractual agreement.
When we have received your information, we will let you know via confirmation email that you have been added to our database of potential suppliers. This database is referenced during category reviews. There are no other steps needed from you at this time. If there is an opportunity during a category review that warrants outreach to your company, an Avendra Group associate will contact you at that time. Please be aware, that our business needs may not necessitate that we contact you in the near future.
Category reviews are determined by a number of factors, including the term of current contracts and the needs of our customers.
You can view our current sourcing calendar right from our website (on the Interested Suppliers page, click the link under “Step 3: Category Reviews”) to see upcoming product and service reviews. If you do not see your product or service listed, we do not have any further information on the category at this time.
I received the confirmation email but I have not heard from you again. Does this mean I have been rejected?
Prospective suppliers are not accepted or rejected in our process. If you received a confirmation email from us, your information has been saved in our database of potential suppliers. If there is an opportunity during a category review that warrants outreach to your company, an Avendra Group associate will contact you at that time. Please be aware, that our business needs may not necessitate that we contact you in the near future.
Your submitted information is saved in our database of prospective suppliers. It is then made available to our Strategic Sourcing associates through a monthly report.
No additional documents or samples will be accepted. We are not currently scheduling meetings with prospective suppliers. An Avendra Group associate will contact you if further information is needed.
If a Strategic Sourcing associate reaches out to you for more information, they will discuss any additional questions with you at that time.