Yankee Alliance strives to maintain and cultivate effective, productive relationships with business partners who provide high quality products and services to bring value to our members.

Yankee Alliance values its relationships with its business partners. Our code of conduct affirms our commitment to high standards of ethical practices that are designed to help us make the right decisions. To further our commitment to the highest ethical standards, Yankee Alliance is a member of the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII), an organization of the nation's leading GPO's, founded in 2005 to promote and monitor best ethical and business practices in purchasing for hospitals and other healthcare providers. Members of HGPII adhere to core principles of ethics and business conduct.

In 2010, the HGPII CEOs voted unanimously: (i) to activate a formal process to insure prompt and fair resolution of business partner complaints regarding a GPO’s purchasing process; and (ii) to implement an Independent Advisory Council. To learn more about the evaluation process and to obtain the submission form please visit the HGPII Independent Evaluation.

Business Partners Expectations

A cornerstone of Yankee Alliance is our group purchasing program which consists of group purchasing agreements that provide high quality products and services at market leading prices. It is critical that Yankee Alliance maintain effective, productive relationships with the business partners community. For this relationship to be successful, it is essential that both buyer and seller follow certain guidelines in the way they conduct business.

Yankee's Board of Directors has adopted a Code of Conduct which clearly delineates the way in which the organization will conduct itself in contracting activities and its dealings with business partners. Yankee believes that any relationship, including the negotiation process, requires that both parties follow similar guidelines. To this end, Yankee's Board of Directors has adopted this Business Partners Expectations document which explains our expectations of our business partners, and suggests the manner in which we wish to be treated as customers and business associates. Download PDF

Business Partners Diversity Program

Yankee Alliance strives to support small (S), minority (M), veteran (V), and women (W) owned business partners. Business partners that operate as S, M, V, or W will be so noted and considered throughout the award process. We strive to follow the latest business partners diversity best practices. Download pdf

In addition to medical supplies and surgical supplies Yankee Alliance encourages the introduction of innovative products and technologies and presents all proposals from responsible business partners to our member committees for consideration.