PROCUREMENT ASSISTANCE

Criterion understands that timing and accuracy are essential factors of a successful procurement and move-in process. Through the course of a project, equipment technology, specifications, and costs will change as will the intent of Owners up until the day of opening. Our procurement experts employ a variety of tools and processes that ensure successful management of the procurement process so that the project will avoid costly delays in the days before the building opens:

• Manage and maintain final procurement equipment list and budget in the context of the overall project schedule

• Confirm availability, make, model, options and accessories of desired project equipment prior to ordering

• Manage the budget throughout the procurement process as change requests develop

• Manage quotes, bids, RFIs and change orders, and ensure purchases comply with Owner intent with regard to vendor preferences, existing contracts and bidding protocols

• Manage manufacturer responses for accuracy and quality, and work with them to ensure product arrives on schedule

• Confirm that final purchase orders coordinate with previous quotes and reflect the original design intent

• Assist Owner purchasing agents in validating invoices, matching purchase orders and clarifying payment terms and returns

• Assist the entire process by assisting in any way with the expediting, warehousing, delivery, assembly and installation of equipment

Criterion provides procurement services to support the specific procurement goals of the entire design team and we adopt a collaborative approach mentality to peer responsibilities and the implementation of the design as a whole. Criterion is an unbiased party and does not accept any form of compensation from manufacturers or vendors nor do we sell any medical equipment. Medical equipment recommended during the planning phase of the project are intended to provide a Basis for Design and client input is obtained to ensure that the products selected are the best choice for the health system, facility, staff and patient population. Changes are managed, documented and confirmed assuring an accurate and transparent procurement process.