Bidding Starts Next Week
Follow these three steps to prepare for bidding on October 15, 2015:
- Review and update your enrollment records
- Validate contact information
- Get licensed
- Get accredited
- Register for the DMEPOS Bidding System (DBidS) in CMS’ Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system
- Prepare your hardcopy financial documents
Visit the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) website – dmecompetitivebid.com – to review the Request for Bids instruction, bid preparation worksheets, the DBidS checklist and user guide, and many of our helpful fact sheets.
As a reminder, the CBIC is the official information source for bidders and bidder education. CMS cautions bidding suppliers about potential inaccurate information concerning the Competitive Bidding Program posted on websites other than the CBIC website. Suppliers that rely on this information in the preparation or submission of their bids could be at risk of submitting a non-compliant bid.
The CBIC participates in numerous educational events to assist stakeholders in understanding the rules that govern the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program. Visit the CBIC website for a listing and schedule of educational events under the Educational Information section of the Round 1 2017 page.
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. prevailing Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Hours are extended to 9 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time during the last two weeks of the registration and bidding windows.