Procurement Services

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Our $20 million inventory, the largest in the region, means that you can trust us to have the products you need, when you need them. If your plans call for vendor reduction, our extensive offering of complementary products makes it easy to centralize your purchases with a single source.

Equipment rationalization helps you justify purchases more quickly.  French Gerleman offers flexible programs that may allow you to free up capital by moving specific equipment purchases into your operating expenses. We'll help you:

  • Evaluate leasing and owning alternatives with dedicated inventory options
  • Eliminate unneeded or obsolete parts
  • Substitute more cost-effective parts
  • Eliminate spare-part depreciation and obsolescence

Reduce procurement costs with integrated supply.  Our integrated supply capability means you have single-source access to electrical supplies; datacom products; power transmission; industrial supplies; and plumbing/PVF, welding and safety products through our own inventory and those of our industry trading partners. Having a single source - and a single invoice - can reduce your overall inventory costs, as well as significantly simplify your purchasing, receiving and accounting processes. In addition, you'll have an established vendor-of-record for emergencies and expedites.

We'll help you meet preference program goals.  If your business has annual preference program goals for purchases and billings, French Gerleman can help you meet them through our strategic partnerships with minority-owned enterprises.

Shop online at fgorders.comUse French Gerleman’s new and improved online order center to access our catalog of in stock inventory, search product listings for availability and pricing, place and track orders and check invoices and order history anytime during or after business hours.

Need special billing and payment options? A variety of choices is available to suit your needs.  Whatever your needs, we'll work with you to find the best solution for you. Available options include:

  • Company credit cards
  • Electronic data interchange (EDI)
  • Flexible payment terms
  • Cash discounts
  • Monthly summary billing
  • Billing by project
  • Other customized billing options

We'll keep you abreast of product and technology advancements.  Our in-house product specialists will keep you up-to-date on efficiency-improving and energy-saving product advancements, helping you decide when to upgrade to newer technology according to expected productivity improvements and total cost savings.