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AAMC Central Procurement Office

At AAMC, our mission is to serve and lead the academic medicine community to improve the health of all. The mission of the Central Procurement Organization (CPO) at AAMC is to provide and manage the most effective and efficient sourcing and procurement processes, procedures and practices for the acquisition of quality goods and services in support of the AAMC's overarching goals and objectives. In the process, the CPO will aim to deliver exceptional customer service to its internal customers and stakeholders, while bringing value to the AAMC through negotiation and leveraging economies of scale, realizing operational efficiencies and managing risk.

We emphasize and ensure the equal and fair treatment of all suppliers, recognizing that diversity and inclusion accelerates innovation and contributes to economic growth around the world.

How We Source

Suppliers are recognized as an important extension of our team. We actively seek out suppliers who provide innovative products, services and technology, innovative approaches aggressive pricing, and exemplify ethical behavior.  We look for suppliers who understand our values, culture, and expectations. We partner with suppliers who understand our business and who look for ways to add value. These suppliers know the importance of delivering the highest quality goods and services.

New suppliers can be considered during a competitive process, a truly disruptive innovation offering, or brought to our attention through alternative channels. AAMC requires that new suppliers engage with the company through the Procurement Organization. We ask all suppliers to respect this policy.

If invited by the AAMC Procurement Organization to participate in an RFx Process, please utilize the following instructions on how to access and upload documents for an RFx Event:

Doing Business with the AAMC

Supplier Registration and Portal

If invited by the AAMC procurement organization, prospective Suppliers must register in the AAMC Workday Supplier Registration Portal. Instructions on how to do this can be found in the Supplier Registration Portal Job Aid.

The required documentation you must have prior to completing your registration (Note: these forms must be completely filled out and signed) include:

If requested, you may also need to fill out the Supplier Information Form.

Once registered, suppliers will have access to the AAMC supplier portal to obtain your PO, submit invoices, and see payment status relating to purchases made by the AAMC. All registered portal users can view this information by using this JOB AID. System administrators will have access to change this information. Please reach out to contracts@aamc.org to see who your administrator is or to get more information on how to change the information. 

Supplier Diversity Program

Our vision is to be a leader in providing business opportunities for small, minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses by maximizing participation in procurement opportunities by proactively engaging, building partnerships, and sustaining relationships with a diverse group of suppliers. AAMC recognizes small and underrepresented suppliers as those suppliers who have achieved certification through the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC), or similar Federal, State, or local government minority certification programs. As a potential AAMC small business, minority (including LGBTQIA+), woman, and veteran owned business (SMWV) supplier, we would like to share with you that our program includes:

  • Ensuring SMWV businesses have the ability to participate in all new sourcing projects.
  • Promoting inclusive procurement across the association.
  • Informing our business units about the benefits of inclusive procurement and sharing best practices.
  • Educating SMVW suppliers about how to do business at AAMC.
  • Providing opportunities for SMWV vendors and AAMC business leaders to meet and build relationships.
  • Identifying high-probability sourcing opportunities and prequalifying SMWV businesses for inclusion in the bid process.
  • Representing AAMC in the SMWV businesses community.

If you are an SMWV supplier and are interested in becoming an AAMC supplier, please use this portal to start the journey of becoming a part of the AAMC supplier database (please note in the comment section that you are an SMWV).

Contracting with the AAMC

AAMC uses the contracting tool SMART by GEP to manage our contracting process. Suppliers must agree to register themselves in this tool to do business with the AAMC.

Find frequently asked questions for the Contract Lifecycle Management System, SMART, at the AAMC.

Standard Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

A purchase order is required for all goods and services obtained by the AAMC.  The Standard Purchase Order Terms and Conditions provide suppliers with the guidelines and legal stipulations of their purchase order with the AAMC for good and services that are described on the face of the purchase order.

Invoicing Standards

The Invoice Standards and Guidelines inform suppliers how to properly format and submit invoices for payment.

AAMC Supplier Code of Ethical Conduct

The AAMC values its reputation for conducting business honestly and with integrity. We rely on many outside resources, including contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, vendors, consultants, and others (collectively, "Suppliers"), to maintain our commitment to strong ethical standards.

For more information, access the AAMC Supplier Code of Ethical Conduct.

Contingent Worker Agency Portal

Authorized CW Suppliers can access the Workday Agency Portal. For instruction on how to complete portal actions, download this guide.

Contact Information

Any questions can be directed to the AAMC CPO team at contracts@aamc.org.