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
Clinical Equipment Maintenance - This includes biomedical/clinical engineering services like procuring replacement parts, routine equipment maintenance, repair, tracking and testing of therapeutic and diagnostic biomedical equipment. Training and programs handling the distribution of moveable equipment and aftermarket service plans will be contemplated in the scope of clinical engineering services offered in this category. 
N/A 
February 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Stephen Bandoh
972.581.5678 
Waste Fluid Management: Surgical waste fluid management systems, accessories, services, and consumables. 
N/A 
March 
5/29/2019 
6/12/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Stephen Bandoh
972.581.5678 
Rental Uniforms, Scrub Rental, Floor Mat Rental, and Facilities Products 
N/A 
January 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Nichole Rogers
972.581.5568 
Registration
Closed
Diagnostic Procedure Trays: Amniocentesis, Arthrogram, Aspiration, Lumbar, Myelogram, Paracentesis, Peritoneal Lavage, Soft Tissue Biopsy, Thoracentesis 
TBD 
February 
4/8/2019 
4/29/2019 
8/8/2019 
8/26/2019 
Kellie Bustos
972.581.5818 
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 
Consulting Services–Supplier Diversity Program for Hospitals: Assist members in designing and establishing a supplier diversity program, spend goals, and establishing and leveraging best practices. Establish a supplier diversity program strategy/economic impact program. Train procurement staff for inclusion and utilization of diverse suppliers in supply chain. Develop metrics. Cultivate diverse suppliers. Executive/Leadership training. Align to hospital mission to achieve goals. 
N/A 
March 
5/7/2019 
5/22/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Cynthia Hamm
972.869.8575 
 

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 
TBD 
TBD 
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 
Beverages: Full line, bottled waters, sparkling waters, ready to drink items – does not include coffee or tea items. 
N/A 
May 
6/18/2019 
7/2/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Janice Flanigan
972.581.5792 
Juices – Shelf stable, refrigerated, frozen, concentrates, bulk and portion control. 
N/A 
May 
6/11/2019 
6/25/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Janice Flanigan
972.581.5792 
Registration
Closed
Breakfast Bakery: Danishes; Waffles & Pancakes; English Muffins; Muffins; Bagels; Pastries; Toasted Pastries. 
Samples will need to be provided to Vizient during the RFP. 
April 
6/7/2019 
6/21/2019 
8/12/2019 
8/30/2019 
Patrick Mccomber
972.581.5235 
Desserts: Brownies & Bars; Cakes, Pies & Cobblers; Cheesecakes; Gelatin Mixes; Gelatin Single Serve; Pudding; Pudding Mixes; Single crème pies; Pie Fillings. 
Samples will need to be provided to Vizient during the RFP. 
April 
6/7/2019 
6/21/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Patrick Mccomber
972.581.5235 
Sandwiches: Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches; Frozen Sandwiches 
None 
April 
6/7/2019 
6/21/2019 
8/21/2019 
9/4/2019 
Patrick Mccomber
972.581.5235 
Food Service Chemicals 
N/A 
May 
4/23/2019 
5/7/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Corey Girard
972.830.0007 
Sugar & Sugar Substitutes 
N/A 
May 
5/17/2019 
6/4/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Corey Girard
972.830.0007 
Snacks 
N/A 
May 
5/17/2019 
6/4/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Corey Girard
972.830.0007 
Cookies and Crackers 
N/A 
May 
5/17/2019 
6/4/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Corey Girard
972.830.0007 
Oil and Pan Spray 
National Distribution 
May 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Vaknesha Walton
972.581.5490 
Turkey, Further Processed 
National Distribution 
May 
6/14/2019 
6/28/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Vaknesha Walton
972.581.5490 
Seafood 
National Distribution 
May 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Vaknesha Walton
972.581.5490 
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 
Registration
Closed
Coagulation including analyzers, reagents, consumables, disposables, service and point of care 
TBD 
April 
6/6/2019 
7/5/2019 
7/29/2019 
8/30/2019 
Carolyn Larsen
972.581.5267 
Vascular Access: Ports and non-coring needles, tunneled central venous catheters, PICCs and midlines, Dialysis and apheresis catheters, huber needles. 
N/A 
April 
7/30/2019 
8/14/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Brian Howard
972.581.5155 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Beth Grimsley
972.581.5215 
Medical Tapes: Adhesive tapes used for patient treatment. Including, but not limited to, paper, plastic, fabric, foam, silicone tape. Self-Adherent Wraps: a self-adhering or cohesive bandage that sticks to itself. Commonly used on limbs, after blood draws, etc. 
Product samples will be required 
June 
6/27/2019 
7/15/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Tearah Ott
972-581-5212 
Skin Care: Products including, but not limited to, soap, lotions, creams, and ointments that promote and maintain skin integrity. These products are typically used to provide standard skin cleansing and moisturizing and/or to reduce risk factors for skin breakdown & provide barrier protection against incontinence. This includes natural or organic skin care products in addition to conventional product lines. 
Product samples and/or product fair will be required 
June 
6/27/2019 
7/18/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Tearah Ott
972-581-5212 
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 
Registration
Closed
Casting and Splinting: cast tape, plaster / synthetic splints, stockinettes, splinting water resistant, splinting double sided, splinting fiberglass, precut splints, non-padded splint, polyester cast tape, fiberglass cast tape, fiberglass reinforcing strips, water resistant cast padding, sterile padding, cotton cast padding, synthetic cast padding, synthetic stockinette, terry cloth stockinette, synthetic softliner. 
N/A 
April 
5/9/2019 
5/31/2019 
8/6/2019 
8/27/2019 
Kolin Crowder
972.581.5280 
Soft goods and Sports Medicine Bracing: Post-op knee braces, elbow braces, shoulder immobilizers, hip abduction braces, walker boots, arm slings, ankle stirrups, cervical collars, gait belts 
N/A 
May 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Kolin Crowder
972.581.5280 
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. 
September 
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. 
September 
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 
8/28/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Kathy Sanderlin
972.581.5242 
Courier Services: Courier Services-same day express delivery services 
N/A 
April 
7/16/2019 
7/30/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Cynthia Hamm
972.869.8575 
Document Destruction Services 
TBD 
April 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Cynthia Hamm
972.869.8575 
Services ONLY: Assembly & Sterilization of Custom Procedure Trays. 
Provide product samples. There will be a mandatory product fair. 
June 
8/6/2019 
8/20/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Ryan Gloede
972.581.5333 
CPTs: Custom Procedure Trays and Unitized Delivery Systems 
Provide product samples. There will be a mandatory product fair. 
June 
7/30/2019 
8/13/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Ryan Gloede
972.581.5333 
 

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
Sedation Monitoring Products: used to gauge the depth of anesthesia and to ensure that the patient does not gain awareness or experience pain while undergoing a surgical procedure. Monitoring Sedation levels allows for more accurate titration of anesthetic drugs while ensuring the patient is sufficiently sedated. Products include, but are not limited to: Brain function monitors, sensors, etc 
No 
August 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Amanda List
972.830.9772 
Conductive 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 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Marcus Holt
972.830.7835 
Medical Grade Televisions & Accessories and Related Integrated Solutions 
N/A 
September 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Ty Anderson
972.581.5555 
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
Medical Nutritionals: This category includes oral nutritional products which are formulated to be consumed or administered enterally under the supervision of a physician and which are intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition. Formulas include standard, fiber containing, elemental, semi-elemental, and specialized types. Organic formulas will be included. 
May require a vendor presentation. 
February 
4/11/2019 
4/26/2019 
8/5/2019 
8/21/2019 
Sarah Herrmann
972.581.5697 
Disposable Vaginal Speculums: Standard and Lighted Speculums w/ accessories to include: light stands, headlamps, and sheaths. 
TBD 
July 
8/19/2019 
9/3/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Katherine Xaykaothao
972.869.8504 
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 
Thermometry: Infrared, Digital, Temporal, Reusable, Single-Patient Use w/ accessories to include probe covers and calibration devices 
TBD 
July 
8/19/2019 
9/3/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Katherine Xaykaothao
972.869.8504 
Bowel Management: Bowel/ fecal containment and management products used for fecal incontinence. Products typically include indwelling catheter and accessories. 
TBD 
August 
6/27/2019 
7/15/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Tearah Ott
972-581-5212 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Ryan Gloede
972.581.5333 
Adhesive Drapes: Incise drapes, Antimicrobial Incise drapes, Plastic drapes 
Provide product samples. 
July 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Ryan Gloede
972.581.5333 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Ryan Gloede
972.581.5333 
Surgical Clippers 
TBD 
July 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Brittany Bray
972.830.0352 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
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
Office Equipment (Multi-function Devices, Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Large Production Printers ) and Managed Services (Inventory/asset management, improved utilization and workflow, e-forms,& automation solutions, print shop & mailroom services 
N/A 
November 
4/24/2019 
6/3/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Joseph Harris
972.581.5904 
Ventilators 
N/A 
October 
5/20/2019 
6/20/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Kevin Johns
972.581.5265 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Sarah Herrmann
972.581.5697 
Document Storage and Retention 
TBD 
August 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Cynthia Hamm
972.869.8575 
Surgical Gloves 
TBD 
July 
7/9/2019 
7/23/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Brittany Bray
972.830.0352