CHAMPS’ New Agreement with IGS Offers Natural Gas and Electricity.

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CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an addendum to the current agreement with Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. (IGS Energy). In addition to natural gas, IGS Energy is now able to offer CHAMPS members electricity.

Jan Elder, CHAMPS Contracting Director

CHAMPS is very excited to announce the addition of electricity to our IGS contract. This expanded CHAMPS/IGS offering creates a new avenue for significant, energy-related cost savings.

The agreement with IGS Energy is effective until October 31, 2016.

Jan Elder, CHAMPS contracting director, said, “CHAMPS is very excited to announce the addition of electricity to our IGS contract. Members in Ohio and other deregulated states, now have the opportunity to acquire electricity through a GPO contract. This expanded CHAMPS/IGS offering creates a new avenue for significant, energy-related cost savings.”

Doug Austin, executive vice president, IGS, said, “We are pleased to expand our relationship with CHAMPS Healthcare to include electricity, as we have been their trusted natural gas partner for over 15 years. Our mission is to serve our customers by bringing transparency, simplicity and ease to energy pricing through the competitive marketplace. We are excited for CHAMPS members to take advantage of this expanded opportunity, to take control of their energy costs.”

Through the CHAMPS energy program, IGS experts will break down the details of energy pricing, so you can better understand what you’re paying for and make true “apples to apples” comparisons. This includes identifying buying and savings opportunities that may exist in your current distribution rates and transportation program.

For more information, contact Julie Cox at 216.255.3611 or julie.cox(at)chanet(dot)org.

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing
As healthcare group purchasing experts, CHAMPS helps the healthcare industry save money and lightens the contracting burden for purchasing managers. For nearly 20 years, CHAMPS Group Purchasing has been an affiliate of Premier, Inc., one of the largest healthcare buying groups in the country, with over $43 billion in volume and more than 2,000 contracts.

With more than 4,000 clients nationwide, CHAMPS is one of Premier’s largest healthcare group purchasing affiliate programs and has been working in the healthcare arena since 1916. Choosing to partner with CHAMPS enables healthcare facilities access to Premier agreements, while benefiting from CHAMPS’ personal and expert service, aggregated contract portfolio and custom contract offerings – making utilization of the program as seamless as possible. For more, visit champsgpo.com.

About Interstate Gas Supply, Inc.
Founded in 1989, IGS Energy is one of America’s largest independent energy suppliers, and a leading advocate for change in the energy industry, committed to efforts that will improve the way consumers and businesses view and use energy resources. Today, we serve over one million residential, commercial and industrial customers in the United States supplying more than half of America’s top 20 retailers across 2,500 locations.

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