The availability of PPE is one of the major headlines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As the state gears up to reopen elective procedures, we want to make sure our members are supplied and ready to go.
The Lee County Medical Society (LCMS) is pleased to provide a critically important resource for our members during these times of uncertainty.
The LCMS is here to help medical practices like yours through such times. One of the ways we’re able to do this is by offering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supply ordering to our members. The LCMS is partnering with several other medical associations in Florida to offer this service. While this is new territory for our association, our collaborative has been working diligently vetting our suppliers to ensure we’re using a trusted source in order to get the best pricing and availability for our members.
Given the strained supply chains, in order to secure PPE supplies, we must order supplies in bulk quantities. That is why we are teaming up with other Medical Associations across the state.
The medical society will be taking members’ pre-orders and will process the supply order once we’ve met the supplier’s minimum threshold requirement. Once we’ve ordered the products from our supplier, our members will be notified of their anticipated delivery date and sent an invoice to pay for their items individually.
The individual invoice will include the following approximate fees: Sales Tax (7%), Merchant Fee (3.5%), Shipping ($8.99 per box – large postage box, not per boxed item), Handling Fee ($0.48 per box), and Warehouse fee ($12.50 per item ordered). Please note the warehouse fee covers the cost of the professional warehouse and distribution staff necessary to manage this program. The Warehouse fee and Shipping fee should be taken into consideration when placing orders as those fees will have a larger impact on small orders.
It’s important to note that the medical society depends on the commitments made by our members with the pre-orders to satisfy the minimum requirements set by our suppliers. This is how we’re able to secure the items for our members. Cancellation of an order after the group order has been placed could jeopardize the organization as well as the availability and time it takes to access the supply chain for the medical society.
While we remain at the mercy of the availability and fluctuations in the supply distribution chain, we are confident we can secure these needed supplies to help you continue your mission to serve your patients.
Please consider placing an order by clicking the order form: https://form.jotform.com/20117439694215
Conference of Florida Medical Society Executives PPE Supply Chain