Kimberly-Clark Professional is Awarded Contract With Novation


ROSWELL, Ga. -- Kimberly-Clark Professional has been awarded a new contract with Novation, the supply company of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). Novation is a leading supply chain services company in the healthcare industry.     


Through the contract, which is a dual source award running from June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2007, Kimberly-Clark Professional will make available to VHA and UHC members towel, bathroom tissue, facial tissue and wiping products. 


The three-year agreement also extends to healthcare organizations that purchase supplies through HealthCare Purchasing Partners Internationalä (HPPI), a company that markets Novation purchasing agreement products to non-members of VHA and UHC.  


Based in Irving, Texas, Novation was established in January 1998 through a combination of the supply programs of VHA and UHC, two national healthcare alliances.  Novation serves the purchasing needs of more than 2,300 members and affiliates of VHA and UHC.  Novation managed more than $22 billion in annual purchases for VHA and UHC members in 2003. 


Kimberly-Clark Professional, based in Roswell, Ga., provides tissue and towel products, skin care products and industrial wipers for workplace settings.  


Source: Kimberly-Clark Corporation 






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