What is Expansion?

Expansion, LLC is an exclusive AdvantageTrust partner and technology company that helps alternate care health and human service providers, and their associations, improve financial strength by implementing spend management solutions, which control cost and improve margins.

Expansion’s mission is supported by Purchase Clinic, which is an online contract marketplace for healthcare providers to access contracts for medical/surgical and non-medical supplies. Signing up takes less than five minutes; giving providers the ability to access hundreds of contracts that allow for realized savings.

Association Services

Expansion, LLC is an exclusive AdvantageTrust partner, and leverages the best GPO portfolio in the industry. Expansion, LLC partners with associations to bring an additional member benefit through the AdvantageTrust portfolio and our technology platform Purchase Clinic. Purchase clinic is an online contract marketplace for healthcare providers to access contracts for medical/surgical and non-medical supplies. This technology allows for a branded program that allows your members to benefit from realized savings. Along with the added technology, associations receive additional marketing support to promote this added member benefit. Expansion, LLC will provide members with reporting on the ROI of your association’s purchasing or GP program within the context of dues. Expansion, LLC will also participate across association activities including trade shows. For more information please contact us at info@expansionllc.com.

Questions Every Association Should Ask of Its Purchasing Program

  1. Do your association members benefit from your purchasing or group purchasing (GP) program?
  2. Are members aware of your association’s purchasing or GP program?
  3. Do members use or otherwise express the value of your association purchasing or GP program?
  4. Do members receive reporting on the ROI of your association’s purchasing or GP program within the context of dues?
  5. Do members believe the association’s purchasing or GP program creates exclusive member value?
  6. Do members understand the association benefits when they utilize the program, but use it because it is highly competitive?
  7. Is the association purchasing or GP program directly connected to the organization’s non-profit mission?
  8. Do association group purchasing suppliers participate across association activities, including the trade show?
  9. Is the association’s purchasing or GP program understood by staff and are they able to communicate its value to members?
  10. Is the association purchasing or group purchasing program financially sound, growing and an important source of revenue?
  11. Are you thinking about starting a managed service organization?

Provider Services

Expansion, LLC has created Purchase Clinic, a technology platform that utilizes the AdvantageTrust program. PurchaseClinic.com is an online contract marketplace for healthcare providers to access contracts for medical/surgical and non-medical supplies. Signing up takes less than five minutes; giving providers the ability to access hundreds of contracts that allow for realized savings. For more information please contact us at info@expansionllc.com.

Procurement Consulting

Expansion, LLC provides procurement best practices and can move your organization’s procurement function to the next level. If you are an Expansion GPO member, phone-based consultation and access to our resource library is free.

We follow a time-tested approach that utilizes several critical resources to assess and improve your procurement function in relation to the Procurement Maturity Model.

For provider GPO clients looking to access simple resources to advance your procurement function, contact us and we will be happy to provide you with access to all our resources.

For providers who wish to partner with Expansion to do a full assessment, please contact us to discuss your project needs.

Group Purchasing

Expansion, LLC, and its exclusive partnership with AdvantageTrust, provides a complete cost management service designed for business, health and aging service providers. Expansion’s program lowers the total delivered cost of supplies and services by leveraging the purchasing power of the nation’s largest health systems. Expansion’s group purchasing participants access savings between 10-20% on contracted supplies. As your advocate, Expansion monitors vendor performance and customer acquisition trends, facilitates standardization and combines non-standard requests for volume discounts.

Our Team

Tiffany Sikes

Zachary Sikes

Tiffany Sikes brings over twenty years of diverse executive management experience in the non-profit and private sectors. She has advised clients in the government, private and non-profit sectors on strategic, financial, technology and leadership projects; founded and successfully sold a women’s apparel company; and served as the CEO of two privately held companies.

Tiffany’s non-profit and association related work benefit from her work at AARP where she served as a Senior Financial Analyst for the Business Planning Group focused on cash-flow projections and financial modeling for strategic initiatives and new business. In addition, while serving as CEO for Leverage Consulting, Tiffany managed Leverage engagement’s with Pfizer Philanthropy and several non-profit and association clients.

Zachary Sikes

Zachary Sikes

Zachary Sikes has over twenty years experience as a public sector, non-profit and private sector executive. He has served on leadership teams for publicly traded and non-profit organizations; founded new start-ups; taken responsibility for struggling operations; provided independent due diligence and assessments; served on boards; and owned and operated two businesses.

Zachary’s non-profit and association related work benefit from his work at Leading Age where he grew sponsorship and development revenues by 158%, achieving a 4 year strategic plan within the first year. He created the industry’s largest supply chain management program and grew purchasing by 350%. He currently serves as a board member for the Aging Services Group, which develops products and services that benefit Aging Services of Minnesota members. Aging Services of Minnesota is the state’s largest association of organizations servicing Minnesota seniors.