Group Purchasing Advantage started in 1987 in Little Rock, Arkansas as a small, three-employee operation. Founder and current president, Wes Robertson, began his career in 1984 with the Arkansas Healthcare Association administering in the group purchasing program.
In 1987, the AHCA board of directors decided to remove the purchasing program out of the AHCA and allowed Wes to take over the program. He then created Group Purchasing of Arkansas. Once the company began to grow into other regions and states, it was renamed Group Purchasing Advantage.
With many great successes throughout the years, the company began to steadily grow. Starting out with only ten vendor contracts and less than 100 clients, GPA has over 700 vendors and 400 dedicated clients today.
For nearly 30 years Group Purchasing Advantage has been committed to providing our members with the highest quality products and services at industry-leading prices.
As healthcare providers, we know just how important saving time and money is. We also know as healthcare professionals, your main focus is caring for your residents. It’s more than just selling products; it’s about passing along useful information to provide a better, more enjoyable quality of life to residents.
Therefore, our goal is to make your purchases as easy and efficient as possible while providing valuable products and beneficial information.
There is power in numbers and,
at GPA we provide just that.
GPA utilizes buying power through a portfolio of clients and vendors to negotiate lower prices on all types of products. By teaming with us, your business or organization has access to more than 700 vendors and thousands of products ranging from medical supplies to janitorial materials to food & dietary items.
We offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services specifically-designed to help our healthcare facilities provide the best possible care while maximizing their budgetary dollars.
We are in the business of building relationships and through these successful relationships comes rewarding prices and quality products – making your job easier and more efficient while benefiting the bottom number.
At GPA, we provide more than just a running list of vendors and products. Here are just a few things we provide to our members:
How you decide to utilize us is 100% your choice
Meet the Group Purchasing Advantage team. Every day, our team members bring their talent, commitment and diverse perspectives to work. Our moto is simple: improve the lives of others around us.