Yankee Alliance primarily utilizes Premier contracts. Occasionally we will develop regional Yankee Alliance contracts generally designed to complement the Premier contract portfolio.
Contract decisions are member-driven through our member advisory committee process. Yankee Alliance staff gathers information about suppliers; products and pricing that committees require to make informed decisions. Additional factors such as minority vendor status are also considered. New technologies that demonstrate significant advantages over current technologies are particularly encouraged.
Contracts are awarded via the committee process based upon the committee's overall evaluation of price, quality and additional factors. The Contract Calendar list's expiration dates as well as dates for submitting proposals. This calendar is updated monthly.
In consideration of Yankee Alliance's administrative and sales development services, suppliers pay to Yankee Alliance an administrative fee of 3% of purchases made by members of Yankee Alliance. Fees are paid quarterly within 30 days after each calendar quarter and accompanied by a report detailing all purchases made by the members of Yankee Alliance by units, dollars and, if applicable, by product code.