Member Benefits - Supplier Solutions

Increase efficiency and visibility inside your purchasing system


BioOhio has partnered with Ohio-based ProcureSafe to create a platform designed to help your business succeed. The comprehensive package of supplier solutions offered to members includes three robust application modules:  Supplier Manager, Contract Manager, and Bid Manager.

Built for buyers and suppliers alike, the ProcureSafe platform will better connect you with vendors and customers by trimming away tedious paperwork, allowing direct engagement on workflow process and bids, and expanding your buyer/supplier universe to find new pipelines for qualified suppliers delivering critical goods and services. In addition, the system creates increased visibility, compliance, and continuity within your organization to track and manage contracts so nothing falls through the cracks or is lost amid staff turnover.

  • BioOhio member organizations are eligible to receive a Supplier Management Subscription with unlimited users with monthly fees waived in first year, a savings of $6,000.
  • Each subscription includes access to the Standard Marketplace, allowing access to dozens of member benefits with a single sign-on and shopping cart.
  • BioOhio members can elect to add the Contract Manager and Bid Manager modules to their subscription at favorable rates.

Supplier Management

ProcureSafe’s Supplier Management System gives buyers an automated platform to manage new and existing suppliers. Fortune 500 Companies invest millions in supplier and contract management. Now, procurement professionals from all organizations can automate storage and retrieval of critical supplier data at a fraction of the cost, leveraging integrated platforms that offer visibility to supplier quotes, contracts and qualifications anywhere, anytime.

  • Collaborate

    Store all existing supplier data in a convenient database designed for company-wide collaboration.

  • Access

    Gain access to hundreds of pre-qualified suppliers that are fully vetted and approved.

  • Grow

    Track prospective suppliers by publishing a Supplier Registration Link on your company website.

  • Save

    ProcureSafe’s Marketplace gives buyers the competitive edge.

  • User Feedback:

    “We migrated to a new supplier management system hosted by ProcureSafe. Now, our suppliers can update contact information with greater ease and our public purchasers can more easily communicate with suppliers. ProcureSafe sends our suppliers regular communications encouraging them to maintain an up-to-date supplier profile, so that City buyers can connect and share upcoming opportunities.” – City Procurement Coordinator (Ohio)

Contract Management

Contracts are hard enough to negotiate, but managing them is even harder. Think about your business, and all the contracts and agreements in place today – from critical vendors for pieces, parts, or ingredients, to outsourced professional services, utilities, and even tax preparation. Do you know where all those contracts are? When they expire? Contract Manager is a cloud-enabled platform that allows organizations to track and store contracts in a central web-based repository, so nothing gets missed.

  • Search

    Find expiring or renewing contracts instantly, so you can take action and keep them active.

  • Prepare

    Set email alerts for expiring contracts and never miss a renewal.

  • Protect

    Track contract compliance, maintain knowledge and data continuity while reducing overall business risk.

  • Store

    Secure document upload and safe keeping storage repository.

  • User Feedback:

    “ProcureSafe’s Contract Management System helps me stay on top of supplier contracts. We have our contracts in one central location with easy access to important information about pricing, terms, and commitments. Six months before the contract expires, we receive an alert that tells us we need to prepare before the contract auto-renews. The system also sends an alert to the supplier so they can start working on a new proposal. It makes my life easier.” – Michael Foltz, IT Director, DLZ Engineering

  • User Feedback:

    “ProcureSafe’s Contract Management System gives us instant access to our supplier contracts. The dashboard has everything we need for planning and budgeting. By using ProcureSafe’s platform, we were able to restructure several contracts and reduce overall cost.” – Jeffrey Brotherton, CIO, Columbus College of Art & Design

Bid Management

The Bid Manager system enables buyers to create and send custom requests for quotes in just minutes to any supplier in our entire community – or invite your own. Many companies waste countless hours filling out paperwork and managing the bidding process to comply with policy – ProcureSafe’s Bid Manager can do all of the work for you. From searching for qualified suppliers to comparing quote details, ProcureSafe makes it simple. Without the burden of manual processing, organizations can perform even more bid requests and leave more room in the budget. According to national studies, buyers can reduce costs by 26% when multi-sourcing. Why continue paying retail rates when you can conduct a bid in only minutes, and receive products for a fraction of the cost?

  • Engage

    Save time by sending requests for quotes in only minutes.

  • Access

    Gain access to hundreds of pre-qualified suppliers that are fully vetted and approved.

  • Choose

    Compare quote responses and details easily.

  • Track

    Track previous quotes and maintain all information in a secure database.

Professional Services

Getting your company set up with these exciting services can be easy, even if you do not have staff time to devote to the process. ProcureSafe has all the resources your company needs to transform the spreadsheets and emails into a fully integrated platform that offers instant visibility to critical supplier information. Our expert staff will:

  • Assist with supplier data collection, verification, and implementation of a professional supplier registry.
  • Work with your team on contract collection, indexing, and creation of expiration alerts.

Get Started!

BioOhio members can access these benefits easily. Contact Drew Cook, Project & Content Manager at BioOhio, to get started.

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