FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much is the membership fee?
The fee depends on your business, the number of framework agreements you want access to, and your turnover. For each membership candidate, we carry out an invoice analysis to show that the cost of membership will be less than the savings that can be made.
Who are my contacts?
The Coordination office is the forum for discussions between members and with suppliers. It is staffed by four people who are there to serve you from Monday to Friday and a Network Coordinator who is in direct contact with members all over France. The PME CENTRALE team (five sales representatives, eager to assist you), and the specific key accounts allocated to each framework agreement.
What is a non-strategic purchase?
Non-strategic purchases concern the peripheral expenses of each company, i.e. purchases not directly related to their core business. These purchases are divided into five main families: General Services, Maintenance and Cleaning of premises, Finance & Social, Vehicles, Consumables, Investments, Sustainable purchases, and SME Works Committee for employee benefits. A non-strategic purchase is a purchase that does not directly affect the member’s activity (e.g. concrete for a construction and civil engineering company).
My SME does not have big requirements. Do I benefit from discounts even if I order small quantities?
Yes. The conditions that are negotiated for PME CENTRALE members are obtained by pooling the volumes of all members. Each member consumes according to its requirements. Prices apply even to small quantities. The purpose of our purchasing centre is to pool the requirements of all members to achieve large quantities. So every request, even for small quantities, is treated like an order for a big corporation. Our dealer APE code also sometimes entitles us to additional discounts.