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What is MMCAP Infuse?
Mission: Best value for pharmaceuticals and healthcare products and services to government facilities across the nation.
Model: A government group purchasing organization using cooperative purchasing that follows stringent procurement laws.
Vision: Government serving as government’s procurement solution for healthcare products and services.The Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP), created in 1985, is a free, voluntary group purchasing organization operated and managed by the State of Minnesota Department of Administration for government healthcare facilities.
MMCAP Infuse's mission is to provide, through volume contracting and careful contract management, the best value in pharmaceuticals and related products to its members eligible governmental health care facilities. MMCAP Infuse member facilities purchase over $1 billion per year and have national account status with all of the major brand name and generic pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Upon joining MMCAP Infuse, each state designates its contacts; one purchasing representative and one pharmacy representative. The state contacts meet annually to make pharmaceutical awards and annually to fill MMCAP Infuse Advisory Board vacancies. The Advisory Board provides guidance to MMCAP Infuse staff and meets monthly, via conference calls.

For more detailed information on the benefits MMCAP Infuse brings to its partner states, MMCAP Overview Presentation

Goods/Services Available
MMCAP Infuse's primary function is to provide a full range of pharmaceuticals to its participating facilities.  However it also has contracts, for vials and containers, medical supplies, drug testing, returned goods processing, influenza vaccine, and dental supplies. 
MMCAP Infuse's list of current services and vendors

MMCAP Infuse's Current Members
MMCAP Infuse membership is comprised of thousands of participating facilities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


MMCAP Infuse Operations RFPs and Awards for Pharmaceuticals and Other Services

Annually, MMCAP Infuse issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking responses from pharmaceutical manufacturers on over 11,000 products. Less frequently RFPs are issued for the other services MMCAP Infuse provides.

All RFPs are announced on the Department of Administration web site and on the MMCAP Infuse web site.

MMCAP Infuse does not establish a formulary, but compiles a list of frequently used drugs from its facilities. Participating facilities are encouraged, but not required, to exclusively use MMCAP Infuse contracts and contract pricing, since it creates the volume that results in the best value for all members.

MMCAP Infuse pricing and administrative fees/distributor credits (see below) are not given for any purchases made outside of the MMCAP Infuse program using non-MMCAP Infuse drugs or non-MMCAP Infuse contracts. MMCAP Infuse relies on member states to ensure that MMCAP Infuse contract purchases comply with MMCAP Infuse contract terms and all applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies.

Minnesota Law Governs Procurement
As an arm of the Minnesota Department of Administration, Office of State Procurement, MMCAP Infuse must follow Minnesota laws that govern the actions of state agencies. When establishing contracts, MMCAP Infuse must comply with competitive procurement laws found in Minnesota Statutes Chapter 16C. Once contracts are established, MMCAP Infuse facilities place purchase orders for their needs directly with MMCAP Infuse-contracted distributors.

Distributor Credits and Funding the Organization through Administrative Fee
Since only a portion of the administrative fees collected from vendors are needed for MMCAP Infuse operations, the remainder of the fees received in a given contract year are returned to participating facilities as credits through the distributors. These credits are in proportion to the amount of fees generated by contract orders for a given facility.  


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Contact MMCAP Infuse



MMCAP Infuse
Minnesota Department of Administration

Office of State Procurement

50 Sherburne Avenue
Suite 112

St. Paul, MN 55155





State of Minnesota, Department of Administration


State of Minnesota, Office of State Procurement