Find out more about CCI

The beginning

We began as a co-operative in early 1976 to assist Uniting Church Agencies in their charity work. The initiative gathered momentum, and we began to help other Not-For-Profit organisations.

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VIDEO: CCI's Founder, Kelvin Dickens, talks about the beginning of CCI

Still going strong

Today, CCI is very highly regarded by over 250 Not-For-Profit organisations. They are involved in aged-care, child-care, education, hospitals, disability and community-based agencies, and all manner of charitable operations whose purpose is the care and support of people in need.

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VIDEO: Find out more about the growth of CCI

Our principle objective is to use the group purchasing power of our members to broker highly-competitive, preferred-supplier contracts from reputable companies. We use a tender process to gain the maximum value for money, and apply strict standards of probity in acquiring the best products and services. We regularly monitor our suppliers’ performance and their adherence to our terms and conditions of supply.

Always looking for more

Currently, CCI Group Purchasing call for competitive tenders. These tenders represent over $33 Million, including: linen & laundry, dairy, fresh meat and poultry, fruit and vegetables, groceries, fruit juice, bread, nutrition, medical supplies, cleaning chemicals, washroom products, waste management, disposable plastics, office supplies, lighting, nutritional supplements and continence management.

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VIDEO: CCI celebrates 40 years supporting not-for-profit organisations

 

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