Q. What is a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO)? A GPO is a cost savings vehicle available in select vertical markets (e.g., Insurance, Cell Phones, Payroll, Vehicles, etc.). The purpose of a GPO is to leverage purchasing strength through membership in order to acquire goods and services at lower prices. GPOs are not resellers, but rather contract negotiators. GPO members are entitled to purchase through these negotiated contracts.
Q. Do I qualify for membership? You qualify for membership as long as you are a full or affiliate member of The Corps Network or 21CSC. See "How do I register" below to determine eligibility.
Q. How do I register? Click on the Join Nowtab above to complete a short verification application.
Q. I registered more than 72 hours ago and I haven't received my password information yet. Please verify that your spam/junk mail filter does not contain the password information. If it does not, please contact us at 509-406-3199 to request your password.
Q. When will I see discounts from products or services that I've purchased from an authorized TCC vendor? Your vendor representative should be able to address this issue, including updated billing. However, we are here to assist you should you have difficulty contacting your vendor representative.
Q. Besides cost savings are there other benefits to using a GPO? In addition to negotiating significant discounts for its members, a GPO: • Serves as your purchasing partner in product research, obtaining quotes, writing RFPs and in negotiations with vendors. • Assists you in accessing product information far more efficiently than by going after the same information on your own. • Provides access to a combination of multi-sourced and sole-sourced purchasing options providing brand choice and variation. • Intervenes with vendors to work out misunderstandings.
Q. What is the membership cost and obligation? Participation in the TCC Group Purchasing Organization is completely free and voluntary to eligible members. There are no membership fees or obligations.
Q. What kinds of products and services are available and how do I access the discounts? A complete list of our vendors and available discounts are on our Members Only tab and can be accessed after registering with us.
Q. I don't like accessing information online. Are there other options? Yes, you can contact The Corps Coop office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time at 509-406-3199.
Q. What if I have a problem or additional questions? Contact us at 509-406-3199 or Email us anytime.
Q.How can I become an authorized TCC vendor? If your organization is interested in becoming an authorized TCC vendor, please click on the Vendor tab above.