Vendor Information

Please note: all vendor representatives are expected to wear a mask in all areas of CHA.

CHA Purchasing is part of the Materials Management department. All Vendors, except for Pharmaceutical representatives, are strongly urged to meet with a representative from Purchasing before making any sales or service calls to any CHA person or department. This will let you be familiar with processes relating to the introduction of new products or technologies.

Location: 100 Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 01801

Doing Business with CHA

To do business with CHA you must attend a mandatory orientation session, held monthly. Vendors who frequently visit CHA facilities will be asked to join the CHA Vendor Program to collect and manage information regarding regulatory and compliance status as well as business operations of our vendors and suppliers. CHA has partnered with GHX Vendormate for this process.

You can now register to do business with CHA using our vendor portal.

Diversity Suppliers

CHA is interested in building a diverse supplier business base and encourages any Minority, Woman, or Veteran owned business to contact us about your company and product offerings. In addition, CHA is very interested in improving the health of its communities and encourages vendors with environmentally friendly or green products to send information to the Purchasing Department for analysis and discussion.

Vendor Representative Credentialing

CHA has contracted with Green Security Services for vendor credentialing. ALL vendors requiring access to Cambridge Health Alliance facilities must be registered and obtain a badge from Green Security by July 12, 2021.

All vendor companies and representatives must complete registration in order to do business at CHA facilities. Green Security will provide the background screening and credentialing service for all CHA vendors, consultants, service reps, sales reps, etc.

Green Security will also provide smart phone badges and hard badges that can be tracked through Green Security’s technology utilizing the QR scanning and tracking service. Vendor Representatives who visit CHA will be required to sign in electronically. With a valid appointment and current credentials, your representative should wear their badges provided by Green Security where they can easily be seen by hospital personnel while on CHA grounds.

An annual credentialing fee, per representative, is required for all representatives of your company who interact with CHA onsite. 

The Smart Phone Badge App: is FREE and can be downloaded  from iTunes or the Google Play Store. To Register please visit the Green Security website:

New Product, Service and/or Equipment Request

Any requests for CHA to consider a new product, service and/or equipment (with the exception of pharmaceuticals) should be first presented to the CHA Purchasing Manager or designee.  Typically, CHA will require cross reference and pricing information prior to entering any request into the organization’s Value Analysis program.  Reimbursement information, if available, will also help the committees in their deliberation process.  Failure to do so may delay and hinder proposal review efforts by the Value Analysis Team.

eCommerce Partner – Datatrans

In January 2017, in an effort to reduce processing expenses and promote a more efficient process, CHA entered into an agreement with DataTrans Solutions as the Preferred EDI Solution.  DataTrans provides a simple, inexpensive web-based EDI solution to quickly assist suppliers with EDI capability.   DataTrans WebEDI solution is preconfigured to adhere to CHA’s EDI requirements and allows CHA to transmit Purchase Orders and receive acknowledgements and invoices electronically.  CHA urges vendors to take advantage of DataTrans powerful, affordable and intuitive WebEDI solution for not just your interactions with CHA but all EDI requirements.

For more information, please contact Datatrans:
Phone: (800)469-0877, option 1
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