Medline and OMNIA Partners announce new purchasing partnership
Agreement to offer medical-surgical product portfolio cost savings to public sector agencies
By Medline Newsroom Staff | January 20, 2022
Medline has been awarded a five-year cooperative agreement with OMNIA Partners, one of the nation’s largest purchasing organizations for public and private sector procurement. The publicly solicited contract, available nationwide, includes a master agreement with the University of California, San Diego (the lead public agency), for the distribution of medical supplies to the University of California and all eligible agencies registered with OMNIA Partners.
Eligible public agencies including state, county and local government, primary and higher education systems and public safety services will be able to tap into Medline’s full portfolio of more than 300,000 medical supplies.
“The agreement with OMNIA Partners supports our ability to service customers across the continuum of care and we are honored to work closely with public agencies across the country,” said Brad Mariam, executive vice president, Medline Post-Acute Care division. “Our goal is to be a partner and work alongside them to drive cost savings and greater efficiencies within their organizations.”
As a manufacturer, distributor and strategic partner of medical supplies across the continuum of care, Medline is well positioned to deliver supplies through the company’s robust national distribution center footprint. From 2018-2020, Medline spent $1.5 billion in new distribution centers, manufacturing capabilities and IT upgrades as part of the company’s Healthcare Resilience Initiative to further its commitment to delivering superior customer service.
“OMNIA Partners is excited to have product offerings from Medline added to our strong portfolio of contracts. This contract offers quality, affordable medical solutions including; emergency medical equipment, lab supplies, surgical equipment, nursing and exam equipment to all of our participating agencies,” said Doug Looney, Senior Vice President of OMNIA Partners Public Sector Sales.