Value First



Value First, Inc. is a group purchasing organization (GPO) owned by LeadingAge and twenty-five of its affiliates, including Oklahoma. As a GPO that’s committed to your mission, Value First leverages the buying power of LeadingAge members across the country to get the best pricing on a comprehensive selection of high-quality products and services.


Value First, through our partnership with Vizient, is pleased to announce a new food program.  We now have access to negotiated contracts with the nation’s largest food distributors, US Foods and Sysco.  The new agreements went into effect on February 1, 2018 and have extremely competitive pricing. Please contact Dave Auch at 316.253.7807 or about how you can take advantage of these exciting opportunities while supporting LeadingAge Oklahoma.



Sherwin-Williams Group Buy Savings for November and December 2018

Brighten up your building for the holidays with an assortment of paint from Sherwin-Williams Healthcare Savings including applicators, tools and equipment.  Sherwin-Williams offers a wide range of high-performance coating systems for walls, floors, roofs and concrete surfaces in a variety of popular styles and colors ideally suited for Long Term Care communities.  Sherwin-Williams Promo.

HD Supply Savings on Ice Melt

Get ready for winter with savings on ice melt from HD Supply with free freight, free liftgate and free pallets (ice melt priced separately).  HD Supply is a leading supplier of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products with more than 60,000 products available, strategically positioned distribution centers and a fleet of more than 700 vehicles to deliver your MRO supplies on time, on site.  HD Supply Promo.

Grainger Supplies & Safety Products

Grainger is America’s #1 source for industrial-grade supplies and safety products with a huge selection of over 1.5 million products from 5,000 trusted suppliers. Grainger backs it all up with 24/7 customer service and free online resources to help you create a safe, sustainable and compliant workplace. For over 90 years, Grainger has built a tradition of serving customers with effortless ways to get the products and services they need. Grainger Promo

SAVE on Lifts for Long Term Care Communities

Arjo, a manufacturer of safe, comfortable and dignified solutions for over 60 years, is offering up to 27% and 39% on select lifts until 12/31/2018.  Arjo is committed to improving the everyday lives of people affected by reduced mobility and age-related health challenges. With products and solutions that ensure ergonomic patient handling, personal hygiene, disinfection, diagnostics, and the effective prevention of pressure injuries and venous thromboembolism, Arjo helps professionals across care environments to continually raise the standard of safe and dignified care. Arjo Promo

Why Is it Important to Save with Value First?

How Much Money are the Aging Services Providers saving through the Value First Group Purchasing Program?

Value First brochure

  • For a complete list of all Value First Vendors – Click here
  • For a list of Value First Vendors in Oklahoma – Click here
  • To review the Employee Benefit Package through Value First – Click here

Top 5 Reasons your Organization Should Participate in Value First!

1. No cost to enroll

2. No commitment to buy

3. Value First is a non-exclusive GPO – Your organization can belong to and purchase from more than one GPO.

4. Expanded Choice The Value First Group Purchasing Program boasts a portfolio of over 400 different vendor contacts.

5. Benefits for your employees – Not only can your organization as a whole benefit from Value First, but your employees can benefit too. Click here to learn more.

Who is Eligible

Any provider of services to the elderly or other residential services is eligible to be a participant in the Value First program. There is no cost to participate.

Become a Participant

It is so easy! Enroll by signing a simple participation agreement that gives you access to all of the vendors but does not obligate you to purchase. You can pick and choose as many or as few of the contracts from the portfolio of vendors as you need. You can belong to more than one GPO. This is a non-exclusive program.

Getting started!  Contact Dave Auch! 

Dave Auch
Value First Sales Representative
Value First
217 SE 8th Avenue ∷ Topeka, KS 66603-3906
Office #:  785.233.7443 ∷ Cell #: 316.253.7807
Email  ∷ Website


Value First Purchasing Instruction Sheet

Cost Study analysis:

Your organization can participate in one of the following cost studies for: Food, Medical Supplies, Janitorial/Sanitation, Office Supply or Pharmaceutical.

MedAssets Food & Nutritional Cost Study….

Med Assets Medical Supplies Cost Study…

Med Assets Pharmaceutical Cost Study…

Value First is unlike any Group Purchasing Organization you’ve known before.

As noted above, LeadingAge Oklahoma is an owner of Value First, and may also receive fees for promotional services for providing information regarding Value First to LeadingAge Oklahoma members.