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 May and June 2019

Take advantage of big savings this season on Sherwin-Williams paint, applicators, tools and equipment.  Sherwin-Williams offers a wide range of high-performance coating systems for walls, floors, roofs and concrete surfaces in an assortment of popular styles and colors ideally suited for Long Term Care communities. (click here)

Proctor & Gamble Brands

We know you value the quality of care in your community. That’s why P&G Professional delivers professional formulas of the brands your residents know and love – for a comfort and clean that feels more like home.  Learn more at

Direct Supply March Deals & Discounts

Check out the deals that Direct Supply is offering for the month of March – double digit discounts including savings on all front-and back-of-house foodservice products and free shipping on a variety of items. Direct Supply helps Senior Living providers create amazing environments, improve care and outcomes, optimize building operations, streamline procurement and more.  Find all their monthly sales online at  (click here)

7 Ways to Get Higher Returns on MRO Purchasing

Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) are essential to keep a business or facility running efficiently. With so much money at stake, it’s a critical category to manage efficiently.  Read more…

How to Optimize Turning Over Rooms

Turning rooms in between long-term care facility residents can be seen as a drain on resources and result in lost revenue due to empty beds. On the flip side, the process can be viewed as an opportunity to address maintenance issues and install smarter systems that save resources over the long term. In fact, thoughtful analysis of what rooms need now—and in the future—can add value to room turning between patients.  Read more…

Employee Discount Program

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.