An Easy Way to Connect Your Business With Cooper
Cooper has been providing advanced health care to the people of this region for more than 135 years. Our mission is to serve, to heal, to educate. We work with many businesses to fulfill our mission and have a robust diverse supplier program. If your business can help us, we want to know you.
The Supplier Gateway is an easy online registration tool to connect with an opportunity right for your business. Please use the Supplier Gateway to introduce your company to Cooper’s Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing Division.
Before submitting your Supplier Information Form, please read through all sections below to take advantage of every opportunity available to your business. Send your completed Supplier Information Form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Supplier Information Form should take you about 10 minutes to complete. Before beginning, you will need to have the following information available:
- Company demographic information
- Your products/services listing
- NAICS/SIC codes
- Details on the service area covered or area in which your products are distributed
- Your company’s W-9
Information collected from the Supplier Information Forms will be kept in a database that will be used by Cooper Sourcing to identify potential suppliers for opportunities that arise. Submission of this form infers no obligation of any kind on the part of either you or Cooper University Health Care.
Registering as a supplier is not to be considered as an approval to move forward with conducting business with Cooper and does not automatically place your company on a "bidder's list"; constitute approval of your firm as a Cooper supplier; or obligate Cooper to solicit a request for a quotation. It does, however, allow us to better understand your firm's capabilities and experience for potential opportunities.
We thank you in advance for your interest in conducting business with Cooper University Health Care and completing the steps to register.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
In order to ensure that Cooper University Health Care complies with federal law concerning financial arrangements between physicians and entities that provide certain health care services, we require all new suppliers to complete the Medical Provider Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form. The completed form should be returned to Cooper Sourcing via email along with your Supplier Information Form.
Supplier Access to Cooper Facilities
Cooper University Health Care usess the SYMPLR vendor credentialing software system to credential all vendors who wish to do business with Cooper. It is your responsibility to contact SYMPLR to be credentialed prior to scheduling an appointment with any Cooper practitioner or staff member. After the credentialing process has been completed, you will need to download the SYMPLR application on your mobile device. You will sign into the application to check in and produce an electronic badge on your mobile device. The electronic badge will display the area(s) you are approved to access (e.g., OR, Cardiac Cath Lab, Nursing Unit, or off-site facility and physician practice). You must also use this application to sign-out of the Cooper facility you have been visiting.
You are NOT required to register in SYMPLR prior to being awarded any type of service or product agreement with Cooper. However, you are welcome to register in advance if you wish at the SYMPLR vendor registration site.
Minimal Insurance Requirements
If members or agents of your company will be providing services on Cooper property, you will be required to provide insurance at levels approved by Cooper’s Risk Management and Insurance Department.
Proposed contracts with costs less than $500,000 must contain the following minimal insurance coverage limits:
- Workers’ Compensation coverage in accordance with statutory limits
- Employers’ Liability with policy limits not less than $500,000
- Commercial General Liability coverage with limits not less than $1 million per occurrence and $3 million in the aggregate
- Professional Liability coverage with limits not less than $1 million per occurrence and $3 million in the aggregate is required for professional services only, e.g., physicians, engineers, architects etc.
- Excess Liability coverage with a limit no less than $5 million is required when performing construction services at a Cooper facility.
- Policies shall name “The Cooper Health System” as an additional insured.
Projects in excess of $1,000,000 shall require performance and payment bonds for the project term and a one-year maintenance period. As an alternative to surety bonds, you can enroll the project into a Subcontractor Default Insurance Program. Any subcontractor excluded from coverage shall be bonded. Such program shall include coverage for all subcontractors and shall have a minimum limit of $10,000,000 Per Default/$20,000,000 Aggregate and include three years of completed operations coverage post project completion. You would be responsible for all costs within the program retention.
You will be required to provide your COI when submitting an awarded contract and must include the type of coverage and the limits of liability carried. Cooper Sourcing will compare the insurance coverage on the COI to that required in the contract to ensure compliance and will maintain the COI on file with the contract.
Cooper’s standard payment terms are Net 60 upon receipt of approved invoice. Any terms outside of this will require senior administration review and approval before any vendor contracts will be awarded.
Environmentally Preferred Sourcing
Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP) refers to the procurement of products and services that have a reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared to competing products or services that provide the same purpose. The comparison can consider:
- Raw materials used
- Production and manufacturing processes
- Packaging types and materials
- Distribution logistics
- Reuse or renewable materials
- Company operations
- Maintenance techniques
- Material and waste disposal/recycling
- Healthy food systems
- Land stewardship
- Sustainable energy practices
- Clean air / clean water initiatives
The Strategic Sourcing Division of Cooper’s Supply Chain is dedicated to applying EPP guidelines to all major, strategic, and critical purchasing decisions to promote the use of sustainable products and services. Sourcing will evaluate environmental impacts in order to select products and services that minimize damage to health and the environment. Our suppliers are expected to continuously develop price competitive quality products that conform to EPP guidelines and specifications.
Suppliers who wish to do business with Cooper University Health Care should provide us with any EPP-related initiatives you have which may include the identification or sourcing of:
- Greater energy-efficient products and services
- Materials and products with higher recycled content, and containing materials harvested through organic agricultural practices
- Materials and products associated with lower content and emissions of:
- Hazardous materials
- Greenhouse gases
- Bio-accumulative pollutants
- Ozone-depleting substances
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Materials and products with longer lifespans
- Materials and products with preferable end of life options for reclamation, remanufacturing, and/or disposal
- Methods to reduce water consumption or contamination onsite and offsite your facility
- Environmentally sustainable or preferable alternatives for commodities
Expectations for responsible practices from our suppliers include:
- Designing products to contain high post-consumer recycled content
- Designing products to be readily recycled, reprocessed, reused, and/or composted
- Manufacturing products that reduce total cost of ownership and improve end of life responsibility
- Manufacturing products without harmful chemicals and materials and in accordance with national and international chemical and material standards
- Implementing programs to ensure products do not contain restricted or banned materials
- Manufacturing products that use minimal resources during normal operations, in order to reduce environmental impact
- Transporting and packaging units in minimal packaging that is recyclable, non-toxic, and/or bio-based
- Improving transport and production methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Preventing accidental spills and releases of hazardous materials into the environment and reducing adverse environmental impacts
- Developing due diligence management systems to monitor, enforce, and enhance the sustainability of your own supply chain
- Provision of third-party certification that product(s) was independently tested and found to meet criteria which reduces its negative health and environmental impact
Diverse Supplier Program
Cooper University Health Care has a commitment to serving local needs by attracting, supporting, and partnering with diverse business enterprises. Our program is designed to identify qualified diverse suppliers for participation in Cooper’s procurement opportunities.
As a part of our continuous improvement program, we are developing a comprehensive supplier repository of supplier business, certification, capabilities, and contact information. Please take this opportunity to provide all requested information on the Special Consideration Business Declaration Form.
It is important to include all of your company's capabilities and certifications so that your business can be considered for all appropriate procurement opportunities. Note that a supplier will be contacted only if its capability profile matches a current procurement need.
We encourage suppliers who qualify for diversity certification to acquire it to verify diversity ownership. Preferred certification agencies and affiliates are:
- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
- National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
- Pennsylvania Supplier Portal (Small diverse business verification)
- New Jersey Business Registration (MWBE, SBE, VOB, and other certifications)
- US Department of Veteran Affairs (Veteran business registration)
- Small Business Administration (Small business registration)
Solicitation notices will be posted on the Supplier Gateway to give suppliers the ability to register as a supplier and submit responses to solicitations electronically. This section will be updated periodically as opportunities for solicitation of bids become available.
Current Open RFPs and RFQs
Requests for exhibits to RFP should be emailed to email@example.com.
Requests for Proposals
Master Campus Plan Cost Consultation Services (PDF) - Deadline 7/7/23, 3 p.m. EST
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection Engineering Services (PDF) - Deadline 7/18/23, 3 p.m. EST
Structural Engineering Services (PDF) - Deadline 7/18/23, 3 p.m. EST
Requests for Qualifications
None at this time.