Today we have news of a major milestone. From August 2023, our multi-brand probe repair laboratory will be listed by the UniHA purchasing group for 4 years. This is a landmark in our history! It’s a step in the right direction, both for our multi-brand catheter repair laboratory and for hospitals and clinics in France and its overseas departments and regions. But why is UniHA’s listing so important? There are several reasons, and we’ll explain them to you right now!
The UniHA central purchasing group
With a turnover of 5.9 billion euros, UniHA is one of the three largest public purchasing organisations in France. But Guillaume Soulier, founder and CEO of our multi-brand probe repair laboratory, is keen to explain what makes UniHA different: “It’s not a group purchasing organisation like the others. Established in 2005, it has its own specific characteristics. The biomedical part of the centre was designed by biomedical engineers and for biomedical engineers and technicians. As PRS Healthcare is a multi-brand probe repair laboratory, that’s really important to us.
UniHA & PRS Healthcare
Guillaume Soulier makes an important point: “Still on the subject of the biomedical division, this is a central purchasing group that was founded on a non-market philosophy with the aim of providing a service to biomedical engineers. And we want to be the link between this purchasing centre on the one hand and the engineers on the other. We want to position ourselves in the pure tradition of biomedical engineering.
PRS Healthcare for multi-brand probe repair
At UniHA, PRS Healthcare now has the contract to repair multi-brand probes. “This is the first time that such a package has been offered at UniHA: there has never been one before. This proves that there was a real need,” explains Guillaume Soulier.
We’ve been approved for 4 years, until October 2027, so we’re in it for the long haul. With UniHA, we can now support the 123 GHTs – Groupement Hospitalier Territoriaux – throughout mainland France, as well as in all French overseas departments and regions.
The benefits of joining UniHA
Like all group purchasing organisations, UniHA offers its services to its members. Joining UniHA offers several advantages:
- Cost. As a member of a group purchasing organisation, you obviously benefit from preferential rates. But, as Guillaume Soulier points out, “the biomedical engineers who work for UniHA are largely volunteers. So when it comes to repairing probes, UniHA’s fees are very reasonable.
- Clear pricing.
- Simple administration. Being part of a central purchasing group reduces the amount of paperwork, which in turn speeds up the ordering process. Otherwise, cooperation between players is said to be “outside the market” and the bureaucracy involved can be daunting.
- A direct relationship between UniHA members and PRS Healthcare.
The fact that PRS Healthcare is referenced by UniHA means that you don’t have to deal with any of these constraints!
How can I work with our multi-brand probe repair laboratory?
Today, any public body wishing to work with PRS Healthcare has a number of options available to them. They can do so via :
- Off the market.
- The Resah purchasing group.
- The UniHA purchasing group.
- Specific tenders.
With this new partnership, we are offering our customers yet another solution to make working with us as easy as possible. Being listed with UniHA: it’s another string to our bow to help you better!
Have a question about UniHA listing our multi-brand probe repair laboratory? Contact us now!