Our specialty is high volume, high item churn, relative low item cost, heavy data based categories. Allowing CoVest to manage this indirect spend will not only drive savings due to our pricing leverage, but will also free up considerable team time that can be re-deployed to more impactful categories not ideal for the GPO model.
MRO & Facilities Supplies
MRO is a complex and far reaching category that is often different for each company. Focusing on high SKU consumable subcategories with a strong presence of national providers, CoVest has built a network of suppliers to offer a more complete MRO solution.
Allow CoVest to do the work of examining the spend across the subcategories listed below, and we will use our data and market knowledge driven approach to select the correct supplier, or group of suppliers, to meet your MRO needs.
W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) is the largest North American distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplies and other related products and services with $11 billion in annual revenue. Used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States and Canada, the company is the 10th largest eCommerce retailer providing more than one million top brand products
Highly competitive prices for member-common items and frequently purchased member-specific item
Best-in-class discounts for all other online purchase
Next day free delivery from 13+ distribution centers and 200+ U.S. branches
Access to Grainger Business Consulting services at no additional cost to identify process, inventory and sku rationalization opportunities
Full range of value added services (VMI, inventory solutions, dispensing solutions, eCatalog)
KeepStock® program for inventory management solutions
Bearings & Power Transmission covers the non-OEM replacement parts needed for large moving machinery; Bearings to reduce friction in moving parts; belts, shafts and drive components for power transmission; and automation components.
Bearings: ball, split and roller bearings
Clutches, brakes and drive components
Shaft couplings, belts, reducers and bushings
Special Services Available
VMI, Motor repair/rebuild services, Energy assessments, Mill services, Field Services
Facility Safety supplies includes the items to help keep your site and employees safe & secure. General needs include Signage, Lockout/Tagout programs, Exit and Fire Protection, Machine Guarding, Slip and Fall protection, Spill Control.
Special Services Available
AED Programs, OHSA compliance training
Janitorial Supplies includes the cleaning chemicals, restroom paper and hand cleaners, and breakroom supplies and food. The CoVest program is intended to cover all of the restroom and cleaning supplies used by the cleaning staff, as well as industrial chemicals and degreasers for cleaning in the plants.
– Paper Goods: bath tissue, paper towels, wipes and wipers
Industrial grade lubricants used to keep machinery and plants running smoothly. Lubricants for all industries, with particular expertise with products for Agriculture and Food businesses and Pharmaceutical companies, are offered.
The Human Resources and Benefits Platform offers companies tailored solutions for temporary labor, pharmacy benefits and recognition programs. CoVest offers contracts for the following categories, provided by the industry leaders in their respective areas.
CoVest has partnered with Employers Health, a leading pharmacy benefits management (PBM) company, to bring our members the best in PBM savings. For over 30 years, Employers Health has been helping employers provide access to high quality health care benefits at a sustainable low cost. They offer Covest members the benefits of a long-standing relationship with CVS Caremark, a recognizable leader in providing pharmacy benefits.
Centralized contracting process with CVS Caremark
Annual market checks that ensure aggressive financial performance
A dedicated Account Management team who are readily available
Annual contract benchmarking
All contractual obligations and legal aspects of vendor contracting are covered by legal experts
Operating the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty vehicle rental brands in approximately 9,700 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries, the Hertz Corporation is one of the largest worldwide airport general use vehicle rental companies. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz apart from the competition.
The Hertz corporation has introduced, Hertz Ultimate Choice™ which lets you decide what to drive. Now available at select airport locations, it’s the convenient way to find exactly the car you want and get going. The Ultimate choice is available to all Hertz customers.
Competitive daily rate with limited surcharge cities
Unlimited mileage with loss damage waiver and liability insurance supplement included
No blackout dates and low refueling charge
Status matching and dedicated implementation team
For more information about The Hertz Corporation, visit: www.hertz.com.
The Office Supplies & Services Platform offers services to companies in need of tailored solutions—from facilities and office supplies to print and promotional items. CoVest offers contracts for the following categories—provided by the industry leaders in their respective areas:
A recognized global leader in office products, Staples serves businesses throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Staples’ dedication to their customers has led them to create and grow solutions for many product lines outside office products. Their Facilities Products, Promotional Items, Furniture and IT business lines have expanded to industry leading companies in their own right.
CoVest’s Staples contract encompasses not only office supplies but also includes leveraged pricing on all Staples lines of business. We take a whole spend approach to our office supplies category with low fixed pricing on high volume items and an aggressive pricing model for infrequent purchases.
Access to CoVest Group Core List with fixed pricing on thousands of items
Unique Member Core List tailored to each company’s unique purchasing requirements
Aggressive non-core pricing for all items outside core lists
Staples Advantage site designed specifically for each member with the ability to integrate with your systems including user-level controls such as blocking items and substitutions
Direct relationship with Staples including a Strategic Account Leader assigned to oversee the implementation and ongoing administration of your program
Integrated management of manufacturer level discounts such as HP Supplies Big Deal
Specialized reporting capabilities through individual account management
Business Interiors by Staples is the largest commercial furniture dealer in North America. With more than 250 manufacturers and 180 locations, the company employs a dedicated staff of professional project managers and designers and provides a single point-of-contact to help with your commercial furniture needs.
Highly competitive prices for transactional furniture such as chairs, desks and filing cabinets
Advantage pricing on custom furniture systems
Complete services and product offerings—from needs assessment to design and project management
ePurchasing platform for standards management, ordering and up-to-date pricing
One of the nation’s largest providers of commercial print needs, Staples Print Solutions has 18 manufacturing facilities to provide a broad range of print products including forms, labels, flexible packaging, annual reports, brochures, flyers, calendars, posters and signage.
Competitive cost-plus based pricing structure for custom printing
Discounted pricing on basic and advanced printing
Services including pre-media, on-line proofing, kitting, fulfillment and direct mail
Advanced technology for ordering and storing digital copies for each member’s print asset library
Staples Promotional Products is the industry leader in promotional items as well as incentive and recognition programs—providing a full range of products, programs and technology solutions for leading global organizations.
Highly competitive, margin-based pricing on a volume-tiered basis for catalog, special order and promotional items
Ability to supply items at the lowest cost through sophisticated global sourcing approaches and strong volume leverage
Customized eStore on-line catalog ordering for pre-decorated in-stock items
Full range of custom and special order services including product ideation, sourcing, artwork, brand identity management and logistics management
Technology supported programs for employees, channel partners and customers for:
Recognition (peer-to-peer, manager-to-peer or other nominations)
Service anniversary or milestone achievement programs
Serving close to half of all Fortune 500 companies, Century Link is a leader in the conferencing and communications industry—providing advanced technology that companies need to efficiently run their business. Additionally, Century Link provides a full range services including audio conferencing, web conferencing, video conferencing and web streaming.
Highly competitive, per-minute list pricing on all conferencing types and features including:
Voice conferencing—hosted or on-demand
Domestic and country-level international rates
Web and video conferencing pricing
Access to Century Link’s proprietary web platform and the WebEx platform
Interactive, online training and technical support
Staples Technology Solutions is one of the nation’s leading distributors of technology supplies & services in the U.S., offering a full range of desktop technology offerings including printers, monitors, projectors, memory cards, keyboards, mice and web cams.
Pricing tailored to each member’s unique requirements
StaplesLink ordering site designed specifically for each member
Strategic account manager assigned to implement the ordering system and fulfill member needs
User-level controls such as blocking items, ordering minimums and automatic delivery locations
Recommendations and assistance with item substitution and standardization to drive savings