APPA is fully committed to fair and open competition. We encourage all interested suppliers to complete a supplier registration profile and review the minimum criteria for becoming a supplier. To determine which suppliers are included in the bid process, APPA relies heavily on member-comprised clinical, technical and operational advisory boards together with market share data, intelligence about market trends and new technologies, and information on registered suppliers who have expressed interest in participating in the bid process.
The contract review process typically starts 9-12 months in advance of the expiration date of current agreements in a specific product or service category unless APPA member-advisory boards, at their discretion, elect to extend an existing agreement. APPA also seeks opportunities to expand category coverage into product or service categories not currently covered in the portfolio. These opportunities may arise as the need presents itself and APPA member-advisory boards agree the category warrants consideration.