EPP Information for Vendors

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Our Employee Preferred Purchasing (EPP) program connects Island Health employees, physicians, volunteers and auxiliary members to discounts and special offers provided by businesses serving the Island Health region. This page contains information for vendors on how they can participate in the program.

Employee Preferred Purchasing: COVID-19 Response

The Employee Preferred Purchasing (EPP) – COVID-19 Response is an opportunity to participate in a partnership with the Island Health community. We thank you to those that have already reached out!

If you would like the opportunity to offer discounts and purchasing options to our health care providers during this COVID-19 pandemic, we welcome your application.

For businesses already part of our ongoing Employee Purchasing Program, your listing remains under our usual location. If you have a specific COVID-19 offer, please complete the EPP Expression of Interest form once again.

How to participate in the Employee Preferred Purchasing: COVID-19 Response

Vendors are welcome to fill out the EPP Expression of Interest form. Island Health staff will contact businesses who qualify for the program to finalize the vendor application process. Please read the criteria below before you complete your application.

Vendor criteria

Essential criteria for acceptance:

  • Vendor provides a goods and/or service discount of a minimum of 10%, or value-added service of the same equivalent to Island Health
  • Vendor is an organization with a reputation for quality and service and is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Products/Programs/Services must not involve order processing by Island Health or additional staff resources.
  • Island Health will not accept vendors that are essentially inconsistent with or undermine Island Health’s vision, mission and values or violate the spirit and intent of its mandate: “Serving and involving the people of the islands to maintain and improve health”.

Important notes:

*Island Health reserves the right to refuse a vendor offer for any reason and remove a vendor from the program at its discretion.  This consideration includes the report of negative feedback from Island Health employees.*

You can cancel your participation in the Employee Preferred Purchasing: COVID-19 Response at any time.  Contact the program at epp@viha.ca if you have questions.