Vizient

2019 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
Rental Uniforms, Scrub Rental, Floor Mat Rental, and Facilities Products 
N/A 
January 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Nichole Rogers
972.581.5568 
Latex, vinyl, nitrile exam gloves including the following varieties: powdered, powder-free, chemotherapy-approved and sterile and nonsterile phlebotomy. 
TBD 
January 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Kellie Bustos
972.581.5818 
 

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
Pulmonary Function Equipment 
N/A 
July 
10/2/2019 
10/23/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Ryanne Miller
972.581.5587 
Capital Equipment Sourcing & Planning Tools: Equipment price benchmarking, service contract data, consulting & custom analytics, quote analysis, technology comparison/assessments, cloud based solutions, contract negotiation services/tools, purchasing platforms, alerts and lifecycle management. 
N/A 
April 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Stephen Bandoh
972.581.5678 
Food Service Chemicals 
N/A 
May 
4/23/2019 
5/7/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Corey Girard
972.830.0007 
Bread, Dough, & Batter: Baking Mixes; Biscuit Dough; Frozen Batter; Frozen Biscuits; Frozen Bread Dough; Frozen Breads; Frozen Cookie Dough; Frozen Pizza Dough; Pizza Crust; Sandwiches; Tortillas 
National Distribution 
May 
6/28/2019 
7/15/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Vaknesha Walton
972.581.5490 
Seafood 
National Distribution 
May 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Vaknesha Walton
972.581.5490 
Hot and Cold Packs: Instant cold packs, instant hot packs, reusable hot/cold gel packs, ice packs, perineal packs, facial packs, infant heel warmers, heat therapy mattresses. 
Product Samples 
June 
10/17/2019 
10/31/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Beth Grimsley
972.581.5215 
Infusion Therapy: I.V. Start/Dressing Change Kits, Central Line Insertion/Dressing Change Kits, Dialysis Catheter Insertion/Dressing Change Kits, Implantable Port Insertion/Dressing Change Kits, Custom Infusion Therapy Kits 
TBD 
August 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Kellie Bustos
972.581.5818 
South Central Region Non-Clinical Staffing Contract Labor Management (CLM) - Workforce Optimization (WFO) - Contract to supply and place temporary Non-Clinical staff at member facilities in the South Central Region (LA, TX, MI, AR). 
Input on pricing, market capacity, and terms & conditions. 
December 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Benjamin Riley
972-830-0732 
Southeast Region Clinical Staffing Contract Labor Management (CLM) - Workforce Optimization (WFO) - Contract to supply and place temporary Nursing & Allied Health staff at member facilities in the Southeast Region (AL, FL, NC, SC, GA). 
Input on pricing, market capacity, and terms & conditions. 
December 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Benjamin Riley
972-830-0732 
Revenue Cycle Services - Bad Debt Collections 
Must provide bad debt collection services as a separate service 
April 
8/14/2019 
9/5/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Kathy Sanderlin
972.581.5242 
Registration
Closed
Document Destruction Services 
TBD 
April 
10/4/2019 
10/25/2019 
11/7/2019 
1/3/2020 
Cynthia Hamm
972.869.8575 
 

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
Registration
Closed
Patient Temperature Management: Products that are used to maintain normothermia, or influence a patient’s core temperature. Including, but not limited to: Hyper/Hypothermia systems/pumps, localized heat/cool therapy pumps, reusable/disposable blankets/pads/wraps, and adaptors (hoses/connectors) - This category does not include Convective Air Products. 
No 
September 
9/27/2019 
10/11/2019 
11/20/2019 
12/11/2019 
Marcus Holt
972.830.7835 
Distribution: Med/Surg Acute & Non-Acute distribution 
Demonstrated Depth/Breadth of products that flow through Med/Surg distribution channel. Requires demonstrated business with current Vizient membership. 
July 
7/9/2019 
7/29/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Barbara Crutchfield
972.581.5998 
Registration
Closed
Water Treatment: Involves chemicals that can be purchased to utilize in maintaining the boilers, cooling systems and other process water systems. Utilizing a Water Treatment company can minimize the customers energy, water and maintenance costs as well as keep your boilers, chillers and other components in working condition. 
None 
October 
10/9/2019 
10/23/2019 
11/14/2019 
12/4/2019 
Scott Walters
972.444.7683 
Sanitary Paper: facial tissue, napkins, paper goods, paper towels, sanitary paper, and dispensers. 
TBD 
October 
10/9/2019 
10/30/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Yessica Gutierrez
972.581.5831 
Sphygmomanometers: Manual or Automated device with inflatable cuff attached, a measuring unit (the mercury manometer, or aneroid gauge), and inflation device. 
TBD 
July 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Katherine Xaykaothao
972.869.8504 
Stethoscopes: Dual and Single-head; disposable and reusable 
TBD 
July 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Katherine Xaykaothao
972.869.8504 
Neurosurgical Products: Shunts/Cerebral Spinal Fluid Equipment, Neuroendoscopes, Dura Repair Implants, Electrosurgical Forceps, Aneurysm Clips, Cranial Closure, Cranial Access, Frame Based Stereotaxy. 
N/A 
October 
9/26/2019 
10/18/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Theresa Dyer
972.581.5376 
Merchant Services (Credit Card Processing Services) 
n/a 
June 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Kathy Sanderlin
972.581.5242 
Sterilization disinfection products are primarily used as a fast and effective way to high level disinfect a wide range of endoscope and other semi-critical devices. The products consists of Glutaraldehyde solution, Ortho Phthaladehyse (OPA Solution), and Test strips. 
N/A 
August 
11/7/2019 
12/4/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Cameron Lloyd
972.581.5783 
OR Accessories: Vessel Loops , Surgical Markers, Needle Counters, Magnetic Drapes, Disposable Light Handle Covers, Cautery Tip Cleaners, Anti-Fog Solution, Suture Boots, Insufflation Tubing, Instrument Tray Liners 
Provide product samples. 
July 
11/1/2019 
11/15/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Cameron Lloyd
972.581.5783 
Adhesive Drapes: Incise drapes, Antimicrobial Incise drapes, Plastic drapes 
Provide product samples. 
July 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Ryan Gloede
972.581.5333 
Registration
Closed
Rigid Sterilization Containers: Sterilization containers (trays and lids); Container filters (reusable and disposable); Instrument stringers; Container tamper locks, seals and labels; Transport carts and related accessories. 
Samples will be required 
June 
9/25/2019 
10/11/2019 
11/21/2019 
12/13/2019 
Ryan Gloede
972.581.5333 
Ophthalmic: Intraocular Lenses (IOLs); Viscoelastics (OVDs); Phacoemulsification Equipment (Phaco); Surgical Knives; Surgical Blades; Surgical Instruments; Procedural Packs 
TBD 
July 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Demi Meeks
972.868.7405 
Laparoscopic Irrigation Products: Suction Irrigation Systems; Tubing Sets 
TBD 
July 
11/5/2019 
11/20/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Demi Meeks
972.868.7405 
 

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
External Defibrillators: Manual External Defibrillators (Manual); Automated External Defibrillators (AED); Defibrillation Electrodes and Pads 
N/A 
September 
11/12/2019 
11/26/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Ryanne Miller
972.581.5587 
Floor Coverings 
TBD 
November 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Kevin Groarke
972.830.0135 
Radiation Treatment Planning: Includes image analysis, simulation and visualization. 
TBD 
December 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Daniel Ward
972.581.5336 
Textiles: (Reusable woven products: Linen, terry, apparel, curtains, scrubs, and bedding for all classes of trade, such as hospitality, education, acute healthcare, non-acute care, business and industry); window/equipment coverings, janitorial supplies, pillows, room décor, customer needs for all populations; disposable textiles, including pillows, apparel, and curtains; additional customized services and textile products as appropriate. 
Pre-bid conference with registered suppliers only. Include reusable textiles that can be used in all classes of trade. Provide options that are environmentally preferred. Product Fair to be considered. 
November 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Kim Wenger
972.581.5561 
Infant Formula including standard infant formula (ie full-term ready to feed), specialty infant formula, and ancillary products (bottles, nipples, etc) that support the feeding of infants. 
Suppliers may be required to present to a member council. 
October 
10/29/2019 
11/13/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Quan Nguyen
972.830.0250 
Specialty Bags: Chemotherapy Transport bags, Equipment Dust Covers (nonsterile), General Zip Closure bags, Laboratory bags, Patient Belongings bags, Specimen Transport bags, Miscellaneous Plastic Specialty bags. 
N/A 
February 
2/3/2020 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Kellie Bustos
972.581.5818 
Falls Management: Falls Alarms/Monitors, Bed Safety Covers/Pads. Therapy and Ancillary Products - Gait Belts, Foam Limb Holders, Foot and Arm Pads, Patient Restraints and Restraint Alarms. 
Samples may be required. 
November 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Carla Gremillion
972.581.5195 
Document Storage and Retention 
TBD 
August 
10/4/2019 
10/25/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Cynthia Hamm
972.869.8575