ASSOCIUM introduced the ASSOCIUM GAIN (Group Acquisition Initiatives Network) in 1996, and became a pioneer in the not-for-profit sector, as well as the procurement services field. Together with its sister division ASSOCIUM Advantage, also a group buying program but through the private sector, ASSOCIUM assists organizations of all sizes realize an increased bottom line.
As a national affinity program we have huge buying power, which translates into significant discounts for our members. Not only will your organization save money on various products and services but also save time. We advocate on behalf of our members to help maximize their resources. We source office requirements, perform benchmarking exercises, increase awareness, market research analysis and RFQs. All of this in addition to extending our preferred rates to the membership base. Ultimately, we reduce the operational, resource, and administrative costs of our member organizations.
We also offer complimentary webinars for our members in order to provide them with information on various products/services and on issues that directly impact our members. Past examples include a webinar on long distance toll fraud, an HR session with our legal partner, a how-to guide on Grand & Toy ordering and more.
ASSOCIUM facilitates dynamic partnerships in all sectors to deliver advanced, cost effective, people-focused, business solutions. Together with your team, we identify potential risks and implement effective and customized results.
What is a Procurement Assessment?
Our complimentary Procurement Assessment is available to all members and potential members. We will conduct a thorough and confidential review of your purchases, as well as procurement policies and procedures. Our team will perform benchmarking exercises and market research analysis in order to find you the best possible value on our wide range of products and services.
The ASSOCIUM GAIN Program will assist your organization by identifying office efficiencies, resulting in both time and cost savings.
What is the advantage of a Procurement Assessment?
Our specialists will review your current purchasing practices and conduct a needs assessment, if requested. We will recommend a cost savings program that will reach your bottom line on services such as, on local telephone lines, employee group benefits, insurance, and office supply products. Our specialists will review and develop your internal purchasing policies and procedures, as well as streamline your ordering processes to save your organization money and time.
RFQs and RFPs
GAIN Members have the peace of mind knowing that our procurements specialists will do all the leg work. In addition to saving you the time involved in seeking out best cost, company and value through multiple RFQ’s, our purchasing power will give you access to preferred pricing from suppliers.
Problems with suppliers, and the time and frustration associated with them virtually disappear. Our staff will work on your behalf and deal with suppliers for you. For example, we are one of Office Max Grand & Toy’s top ten customers in Canada with a direct line to key customer support representatives. Let us problem solve on your behalf.