Who are the companies involved in this offering?

 

Avendra is the leading hospitality procurement services provider in North America, managing $13 billion in annual purchasing spend for over 650 companies at more than 8,500 locations. Avendra brings supply chain optimization expertise to multiple industry segments including MRO, hospitality, multifamily, private clubs, resorts and higher education. Avendra’s full suite of services enables clients to improve operational performance and better serve customers through the combination of purchasing power, operational services, and supply chain strategies.

           

Qmerit is a leader in cloud-based, supply chain solutions that significantly improves service quality and reduces operating costs for OEM’s, property owners, facility managers, and contractors. Qmerit was launched as a spin out from a Fortune 500 facility services company with over 120,000 service employees and thousands of subcontractors so Qmerit innately understands the complexities and frustrations with managing a complex, service supply chain. Qmerit’s passion is to bring order to this chaos.

 


How does the offering work between Avendra and Qmerit?


The Avendra/Qmerit offering is the first of its kind in the commercial buildings and maintenance, repairs and operations space. As noted above, Avendra aggregates the spend of contractors and building owners to provide best in class contracts and prices on parts, materials and supplies to contractors. Qmerit provides the technology piece, Qmerit Marketplace, that makes buying simple for customers.

 


What financial and performance requirements are there to participate?


There is no fee for a contractor to join. It is expected that contractor members will purchase a preponderance of materials from Avendra-approved suppliers as long as the price, service, and delivery are as good or better.

 


What is the process for purchasing and receiving the great prices?

 

There is no fee for a contractor to join. It is expected that contractor members will purchase materials from contracted Avendra suppliers as long as the price, service, and delivery are as good or better.

 


What is the process for purchasing and receiving the best value pricing? 

 

Contractor members participating in the Avendra/Qmerit program will purchase from Avendra’s suppliers in the same manner you currently purchase. You can use Qmerit Marketplace for comparison shopping and easy ordering or make purchases via phone, email, fax or at the supplier’s branch location.

 


How do I pay my invoices?

 

There is no change to your current invoicing process. You will be invoiced by the suppliers and make payments to suppliers as you currently do.

 


Why do I need to fill out a Universal Credit Application if I already have an account set up with participating suppliers?


All of the participating suppliers have agreed to use the Universal Credit Application, so we can streamline setup with additional suppliers. By filling out the Universal Credit Application once, your company will have accounts established with all the suppliers in the program and you will be added to new suppliers added to the marketplace.

 


Is there an exclusive territory or limitation on the number of contractors who can join?


The territory includes the continental US. There is no limit to the number of contractors who are able to join as long as all contractors enroll via the sponsored microsite. By continuing to grow our contractor membership, we will have more leverage to negotiate even deeper discounts in the future.

 


How large is the Qmerit/Avendra in purchasing power?


As of early 2019, the Qmerit/Avendra offering has more than $550 million in maintenance, repairs and operations (MRO) purchases by building owners and building engineers. We are now opening up memberships to small and medium sized Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing contractors. Our smaller members also receive the same pricing and terms as our largest members.