Purchasing & RFP Support

Wikipedia: In the United States, a Group Purchasing Organization (or GPO) is an entity that is created to leverage the purchasing power of a group of businesses to obtain discounts from vendors based on the collective buying power of the GPO members.

Food and Supply purchases comprise a significant portion of your facility’s expenditures on a weekly basis. Evaluating your purchasing program to maximize every food dollar is not just good business; it can be eye-opening.

Although this seems like a straight forward price comparison process, in reality a sound business decision is more involved. Selecting a GPO and, if appropriate, transferring purchases to a different program can be confusing and, if not handled well, cost you money.

dk foodservice Solutions, LLC has developed a comprehensive RFP program for an unbiased decision making process. The program includes the following components so eachSample Market Basket  
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  • A comparative Market Basket
    • Top 100 items by sales volume
    • Based on current purchases
    • Totals extended to reflect volumes
  • Distributor Profile Questionnaire
    • An opportunity to showcase added services
  • Warehouse Tour
  • Blind Sample Cutting
  • Letters of Reference from like-sized facilities
  • Formal Vendor Presentation

Please contact us for information on how to address your Food Purchasing Program.