Prerequisites to Bid

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expects to announce bidder registration details in May. Stay tuned!

Please visit the CBIC website for additional information to assist you with the bidding process.

Based on information retrieved from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 10/23/2018.

Based on information retrieved from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 10/23/2018.

A bidder must have all applicable state licenses required to furnish all items in the product category in which it submits a bid. This requirement is a condition for awarding a contract. Please see the CBIC Licensure website for additional information.

  • A bidder may not submit a bid for a CBA unless, as of the deadline for bid submission, the entity has:
    1. obtained a bid surety bond of $50,000, and
    2. provided the Secretary with proof of having obtained the bid surety bond for each CBA in which the entity submits its bid(s).

  • Review the CBIC Fact Sheet at: Bid Surety Bonds Fact Sheet.
  • A list of sureties from which a bond can be secured can be found at the Department of the Treasury's List of Certified Companies website.
  • On the CBIC web site, there is a Sample Bid Surety Bond Template that provides bidders sample bond language that meets the CMS criteria, and includes all the necessary information. Click here for that template.
  • Based on information retrieved from Final Rule on 11/14/2018.

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