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Bid & Vendor Management, Streamlined

Save time & increase vendor competition

Learn more about the Platform

The Vendor Centric Purchasing Platform provides an efficient and transparent purchasing process to both buying organizations and vendors. Learn how every buyer in your organization can streamline and simplify bidding and vendor management.

Participating Zoos, Aquariums & Museums

Zoos, aquariums and museums from across the country are utilizing the Vendor Centric Purchasing Platform to streamline their bidding and vendor management process.

View our participating zoos, aquariums & museums

Benefits for Zoos, Aquariums and Museums

Are you looking to streamline your bidding and vendor management process? The Vendor Centric Purchasing Platform is your solution for bidding, RFP solicitation and vendor management.

The Vendor Centric Purchasing Platform is an intuitive, robust web-based platform being used by a growing number of zoos, aquariums and museums across the country. The platform is currently offered to eligible organizations through AZA Smart Source and Alliance Purchasing Cooperative. Vendor Centric manages these cooperatives for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Alliance of Museums, respectively.

Buyers using the platform can connect to a growing group of vendors in one central location, and notify registered vendors of RFPs and bid opportunities. You’ll not only streamline your bidding and vendor management processes, but you’ll also increase transparency and access a growing database of vendors committed to doing business with you.


Vendor Centric Purchasing Platform Benefits:

  • No cost for the core platform for eligible organizations
  • Save time and resources on your bidding and quoting initiatives
  • Access a larger database of vendors than you would on your own
  • Increase vendor competition
  • Collaborate with your peers and access a bid library of documents
  • Automate your RFP, quoting and vendor management
  • Improve transparency through audit, control & workflows
  • Simplify processes with electronic bidding & bid tabulation
  • And more!