Vizient

2017 Bid/Proposal Calendar

If you are a supplier interested in bidding, please register by clicking the "Register" link and filling out the Bid Registration Form. You will receive a confirmation number upon successful completion of the form. If you have any questions, please contact the associated portfolio executive.

NOTE: Vizient reserves the right to modify the Bid/Proposal Calendar as needed, you should visit the Bid/Proposal Calendar frequently to view the latest updates.

 

Quarter 1

Register
for a Bid
Product Description Bid Requirements
Projected
RFI Mail Month
RFI Release Date
RFI Close Date
RFP Release Date
RFP Close Date
Bid Contact
Bid Status
Heart Valves and Associated Repair Products 
heart valve products will consist of tissue valves, mechanical valves, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and associated products, and annuloplasty repair products consisting of rings and bands. 
January 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Will Dordal
972-868-7521 
Clinical Informatics: Radiology and Cardiology PACS and Information Systems, Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA), Advanced Visualization Software (AVS) Ophthalmic Imaging Technology (OIS): (Acquisition hardware: storage and image management would be included in Rad PACS and or VNA) and Clinical Decision Support (CDS) 
N/A 
January 
2/27/2017 
3/24/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Daniel Ward
972.581.5336 
Pre-Packaged Oral Care: Products include Short Term/Long Term Swab systems, Treated and Untreated Swabs, 24 Hour Oral Cleansing and suctioning systems, Yankauer, Oral Rinse, Oral Cleansing Solution, Toothbrushes 
N/A 
April 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Kurt Henry
972.581.5099 
Registration
Closed
Equipment Warranty Services 
N/A 
March 
4/6/2017 
4/20/2017 
7/11/2017 
8/4/2017 
 

Quarter 2

Register
for a Bid
Product Description Bid Requirements
Projected
RFI Mail Month
RFI Release Date
RFI Close Date
RFP Release Date
RFP Close Date
Bid Contact
Bid Status
Furniture (including Case Goods ,Conference Chairs and Tables, Dining Chairs and Tables, Filing Systems, Guest Chairs Patient Furniture, Reception and Lounge Seating, Systems Furniture, Task Chairs) 
N/A 
April 
5/19/2017 
6/2/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Ty Anderson
972.581.5555 
Surface Disinfectant Wipes 
No product Fair 
June 
8/11/2017 
8/25/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Cindy Dunklin
972.830.0020 
 

Quarter 3

Register
for a Bid
Product Description Bid Requirements
Projected
RFI Mail Month
RFI Release Date
RFI Close Date
RFP Release Date
RFP Close Date
Bid Contact
Bid Status
Immunohistochemistry 
n/a 
August 
8/7/2017 
8/23/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Karen Doelling
972.581.5425 
Histology: with subcategories 1) slides, cover glasses, slips, 2) histological reagents, 3) Accessories and 4) Equipment 5) Digital Pathology 
N/A 
October 
8/7/2017 
8/23/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Karen Doelling
972.581.5425 
Standard Hypodermic Needles; Standard Syringes; Syringe/Needle Combinations; Pharmacy Trays & Allergy Trays; Insulin and Tuberculosis Syringes; Oral Syringes 
N/A 
June 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Derrick Tsou
972.581.5223 
Advanced Wound Care: Includes Alginate Dressings, Collagen Dressings, Compression Bandages, Contact Layers, Foam Dressings, Hydrocolloid Dressings, Hydrogel Dressings, Wound Cleansers, Tubular Dressings, etc. 
Participate in product fair and/or provide product samples 
June 
7/18/2017 
8/11/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Tearah Ott
972-581-5212 
Baby Care Products Baby Lotion, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, Baby Shampoo, Baby Wash, Diaper Rash Ointment, Cotton Swabs, Infant Hand and Face Wipes, Organic Baby Care Products 
Participating registrants will need to provide baby shampoo, baby wash and baby lotion. 
September 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
UCSF Temporary Clinical Staffing - Workforce Optimization (WFO): Contract to supply and place temporary Nursing and Allied Health staff at member facilities at UCSF.Contact Prutha Bhise: UCSF.RFP@vizientinc.com 
Input on pricing, market capacity, and terms and terms & conditions. 
July 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Prutha Bhise
000-000-0000 
California Temporary Non-Clinical Staffing Workforce Optimization (WFO): Contract to supply and place temporary Non-Clinical staff at member facilities in the California region (does not include UCSF contract). Contact Prutha Bhise: California.RFP@vizientinc.com 
Input on pricing, market capacity, and terms and terms & conditions. 
August 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Prutha Bhise
000-000-0000 
South Central Temporary Clinical Staffing - Workforce Optimization (WFO): Contract to supply and place temporary Nursing & Allied Health staff at member facilities in the South Central Region (AR, LA, MS). Contact Jennifer Hulsey: southcentral.rfp@vizientinc.com 
Input on pricing, market capacity, and Terms and Conditions 
September 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Jennifer Hulsey
000-000-0000 
Third Party Instruments and Scope Repair 
N/A 
August 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Clyde Rogers
972.830.0149 
Blades & Scalpels: A small surgical knife with a convex or concave sharp edge, consisting of handle with disposable blade. 
Disposable safety scalpels, and conventional surgical blades 
July 
8/16/2017 
8/30/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Cameron Lloyd
972.581.5783 
Cochlear Implants 
Standard; no mandatory product fair 
September 
9/7/2017 
9/29/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Will Dordal
972-868-7521 
Suction Canisters, suction tubing, suction tips, and accessories 
N/A 
August 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Yvette Mejia
972.581.5981 
 

Quarter 4

Register
for a Bid
Product Description Bid Requirements
Projected
RFI Mail Month
RFI Release Date
RFI Close Date
RFP Release Date
RFP Close Date
Bid Contact
Bid Status
Surgical Microscopes: Products include: Neurospine/ENT/Dental/Reconstructive Plastic Microscopes, Ophthalmology Microscopes, Ophthalmic Diagnostics and Equipment, ENT/Dental Microscopes, ENT Microscopes, Accessories/Parts, Service Contracts, Certified/Refurbished Equipment 
N/A 
August 
8/2/2017 
8/16/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Molly Nutt
972.830.0254 
Infant Care and Phototherapy Products - Incubators, Transport Incubators, Jaundice meters, Resuscitators, Phototherapy and Multiple Associated Options and Accessories. 
N/A 
October 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Darrin Winnier
972.581.5532 
C-Arm Systems: Mobile fluoroscopic x-ray systems used for an assortment of diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgical procedures. An Addition to the C-Arm category are mini c-Arms, which are smaller utilized in clinics for sports medicine, orthopedic and podiatric imaging. 
Products will include mobile C-Arm and Mini C-Arm Systems. 
September 
9/8/2017 
9/29/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Ken Stinson
972.581.5347 
Barium Contrast Media: All Barium and related products 
N/A 
October 
9/14/2017 
9/28/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Leah Gannon
972.581.5014 
Contrast Injection Systems: Xray, CT, MR, Interventional Radiology, Cath Lab, Nuclear Medicine, Other 
N/A 
October 
9/14/2017 
9/28/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Leah Gannon
972.581.5014 
Ultrasound Contrast Media 
N/A 
October 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Leah Gannon
972.581.5014 
MRI Contrast Media 
N/A 
October 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Leah Gannon
972.581.5014 
Oral and Injectable X-ray/CT Contrast Media 
N/A 
October 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Leah Gannon
972.581.5014 
Radiopharmaceutical Distribution- Low Energy: Low Energy-SPECT. 
N/A 
October 
9/14/2017 
10/12/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Leah Gannon
972.581.5014 
Radiopharmaceutical Distribution- High Energy High Energy- PET and other High Energy Radiopharmaceuticals. 
N/A 
October 
9/14/2017 
10/12/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Leah Gannon
972.581.5014 
Foodservice Disposable Products 
Cutlery, Gloves, Straws, Foil, Foam Products, Paper Products, Plastic Film, Plastic Containers, Plastic Bags, Cups/Lids 
November 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Camille Asake
972.581.5529 
Lactation care this category will be focused on breast pumps, their associated accessories (tubing, flanges, shields, power cords/converters, etc), and component parts (membranes, filters, etc). Ancillary products that may be included in the category include milk warmers, breast pads, lanolin and other skin conditioners that are safe for breast feeding, breastmilk storage bags, nipple shields, pump bags, pump and part cleaning tools and accessories. 
Participating suppliers will need to be able to provide breast pumps. A product fair will be held. 
September 
8/31/2017 
9/22/2017 
TBD 
TBD 
Sarah Herrmann
972.581.5697 
Facial Protection 
Surgical Masks, Procedure Masks, N95 Respirator Masks, Specialty Masks, Eyewear and Shield 
December 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Kurt Henry
972.581.5099 
Orthopedic Power Tools: Large Bone, Medium Bone, and Small Bone power tools (i.e. sagittal saws, drills, reamers, etc.) typically used by Orthopedic surgeons in total joint replacement surgeries, upper and lower extremity trauma cases, and a variety of elective surgeries involving skeletal deformities. 
Standard; no product fair 
January 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Trent Mcclain
972.813.7598 
Localized Cold Therapy Products: Products that provide both cooling systems and associated pads and products that deliver cold therapy to a specific anatomy site. Cold therapy is a way of treating painful injuries, inflammation or stiffness of arthritic joints. The products in this bid are intended for acute, ambulatory and non-acute use. 
None 
September 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Craig Lukowski
972.581.5170 
Pharmacy Generic Injectable Bid-Qualification Period 
Generic Injectable Bid Pre-Qualification Process - This posting is for a pre-qualification step for suppliers who do not currently have a Vizient Pharmacy contract and is interested in participating in future bids for Generic Injectable products. This pre-qualification is for Generic Injectables only and does not include branded products or categories outside of Generic Injectables (e.g.; oral solids). 
March 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Gloria Sumler
972.581.5244 
Skin Adhesive, Trocar, Suture, Endomechanicals (including endoscopic instruments, ligation, mechanical stapling & cutting and skin stapling) 
Product Fair 
September 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Riaz Dharani
972.581.5039