Higley: Round 1 2017 Final Instructions

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  • Registration Closes this Friday, Noember 20, 2015, at 9 p.m. EST 

    In order to submit a bid for Round 1 2017 of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program, you are required to obtain a user ID and password to access the online DMEPOS bidding system (DBidS). If you haven’t already, you must first register in the Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system and then add the DBidS application to your profile. You will not be able to bid if you do not complete registration on time. To register, click here

  • Update and Maintain Your Enrollment Data

    To be awarded a contract, you must meet the applicable enrollment requirements by the close of the bid window on December 16, 2015.  Suppliers must maintain accurate information on their CMS-855S enrollment application with the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) and in the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS). CMS will validate your bid data against your enrollment record in PECOS during bid evaluation. If it is not current or accurate, your bid(s) may be disqualified.

  • Get Licensed
    Supplier locations must be licensed as applicable by the state in which it furnishes, or will furnish, products and services under the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program.

In addition to viewing the information on the CBIC website, suppliers are encouraged to call the CBIC customer service center toll-free, at 877-577-5331 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Hours are extended to 9 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time during the last two weeks of the Round 1 2017 registration and bidding windows.

  • Submit Round 1 2017 (Recompete) bids by December 16

Get your bids completed, approved, and certified in DBidS by 8:59:59 Eastern Time on March 25, 2016. In addition, all hard-copy documents must be RECEIVED by the CBIC on or before December 16, 2015

Click here to continue reading Mark’s Final Steps Checklist and FAQs.