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 
Registration
Closed
Endovascular Aortic Grafts and Accessories: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Endografts, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAA) Endografts, Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) Devices, Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) Devices, and Accessories. 
N/A 
February 
2/15/2019 
3/1/2019 
6/5/2019 
6/19/2019 
Delana Roperto
972.830.6959 
Mammography Imaging Equipment: Digital Mammography Systems, Analog Mammography Systems, related service, related accessories. 
None 
February 
3/28/2019 
5/1/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Adam Fairbourn
972.830.9767 
Registration
Closed
MRI peripherals are items that are used in or adjunct to the MRI environment in the following areas: MRI Patient Monitors, related accessories and disposables MRI Coils, interventional items and accessories Audio and Video Systems (patient entertainment system) CAD - breast and prostate Ferromagnetic Detection System Function MRI (fMR) tools and accessories MR Neuro Diagnostics EEG & fMRI 
N/A 
February 
2/25/2019 
3/22/2019 
5/13/2019 
6/14/2019 
Daniel Ward
972.581.5336 
Rental Uniforms, Scrub Rental, Floor Mat Rental, and Facilities Products 
N/A 
January 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Nichole Rogers
972.581.5568 
Registration
Closed
Hematology 
TBD 
January 
3/1/2019 
4/1/2019 
5/22/2019 
6/10/2019 
Amy Smith
972.581.5716 
Registration
Closed
Urinalysis products to include urine microscopy and urine chemistry analyzers and reagents, urine dipsticks, consumables, disposables and service. 
TBD 
March 
2/28/2019 
3/25/2019 
5/20/2019 
6/17/2019 
Carolyn Larsen
972.581.5267 
Phlebotomy Tourniquets 
Product Samples 
December 
2/5/2019 
2/20/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Kellie Bustos
972.581.5818 
Diagnostic Procedure Trays: Amniocentesis, Arthrogram, Aspiration, Lumbar, Myelogram, Paracentesis, Peritoneal Lavage, Soft Tissue Biopsy, Thoracentesis 
TBD 
February 
4/8/2019 
4/29/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Kellie Bustos
972.581.5818 
Reverse Distribution Pharmacy Service: On-Site and Off-Site Service to process and return unused or expired drugs back to the pharmaceutical manufacturer for credit according to their return policy. Disposal of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous drugs that are not eligible for return, In-date Program, Recall Program, All classes of trade, Single/multiple facilities/system access. 
N/A 
March 
3/27/2019 
4/10/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Sharon Whisler
972.830.0180 
Northeast Non-Clinical – Temporary Labor Staffing – Workforce Optimization (WFO) - A bid to award agency contracts the right to place temporary Non-Clinical staff at member facilities in the Northeast Region (NJ, NY, CT, MA, NH). 
Providing 1) competitive hourly rate pricing on various staff types, 2) Agency operational/financial information 
March 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Benjamin Riley
972-830-0732 
Northeast Clinical – Temporary Labor Staffing – Workforce Optimization (WFO) - A bid to award agency contracts the right to place temporary Nursing & Allied Health staff at member facilities in the Northeast Region (NJ, NY, CT, MA, NH). 
Providing 1) competitive hourly rate pricing on various staff types, 2) Agency operational/financial information 
March 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Benjamin Riley
972-830-0732 
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 
Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy (PEG Tubes) are used in instances where a patient will be unable to take medications or eat orally. PEG Tubes allows for nutrition, fluids, and medications to be put directly into the stomach. 
PEG Tubes, G-Tubes, PEG Kits, Low Profile G-Tubes, and J-Tubes 
January 
2/26/2019 
3/15/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Cameron Lloyd
972.581.5783 
 

Quarter 2

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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
Desflurane Anesthesia Gas 
Bid pricing for gas with vaporizer agreements and without any vaporizer agreement. 
January 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
John Kim
972.581.5296 
Sevoflurane Anesthesia Gas 
Bid pricing for gas with vaporizer agreements and without any vaporizer agreement. 
January 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Martin Mcbride
972.830.0053 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
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 
Headwalls & Flatwalls 
None 
May 
5/13/2019 
6/3/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Kevin Groarke
972.830.0135 
Elevator and Escalator Service/Repair and Maintenance 
N/A 
May 
5/14/2019 
5/28/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Scott Walters
972.444.7683 
Sandwiches: Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches; Frozen Sandwiches 
None 
April 
6/7/2019 
6/21/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
Patrick Mccomber
972.581.5235 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
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 
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 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Vaknesha Walton
972.581.5490 
Oil and Pan Spray 
National Distribution 
May 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Vaknesha Walton
972.581.5490 
Turkey, Further Processed 
National Distribution 
May 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Vaknesha Walton
972.581.5490 
Seafood 
National Distribution 
May 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Vaknesha Walton
972.581.5490 
Coagulation including analyzers, reagents, consumables, disposables, service and point of care 
TBD 
April 
6/6/2019 
6/27/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Derrick Tsou
972.581.5223 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
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. 
Product samples and/or product fair will be required 
June 
TBD 
TBD 
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 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
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. 
May 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Jennifer Hulsey
000-000-0000 
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. 
June 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Jennifer Hulsey
000-000-0000 
Revenue Cycle Services - Bad Debt Collections 
Must provide bad debt collection services as a separate service 
April 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Kathy Sanderlin
972.581.5242 
Courier Services: Courier Services-same day express delivery services 
N/A 
April 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Cynthia Hamm
972.869.8575 
Document Storage, Destruction and Shredding: Off-site document and media storage and retention, document destruction; document shredding; media destruction 
TBD 
April 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Cynthia Hamm
972.869.8575 
Nurse and Allied Staffing Services: National GPO agreement for Nurse and Allied Staffing utilizing direct staffing, MSP, RPO and potentially other models to ensure the needs of our members are met. 
Must demonstrate having sufficient clinical staff available to meet the needs of our membership. 
May 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Jack Gregg
972.581.5194 
IT Staffing Services: National GPO agreement for Contingent IT Staff utilizing direct staffing, MSP, RPO and potentially other models to ensure the needs of members are met. 
Must demonstrate having sufficient IT staff available to meet the needs of our membership 
July 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Jack Gregg
972.581.5194 
Services ONLY: Assembly & Sterilization of Custom Procedure Trays. 
Provide product samples. There will be a mandatory product fair. 
June 
TBD 
TBD 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
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
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 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Barbara Crutchfield
972.581.5998 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Sarah Herrmann
972.581.5697 
Disposable Vaginal Speculums: Standard and Lighted Speculums w/ accessories to include: light stands, headlamps, and sheaths. 
TBD 
July 
TBD 
TBD 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
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 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Tearah Ott
972-581-5212 
Merchant Services (Credit Card Processing Services) 
n/a 
June 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Kathy Sanderlin
972.581.5242 
Behavioral Health Services: Management Services including and providing day-to-day management of adult inpatient psychiatric programs 
N/A 
August 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Jenni Contreras
972.581.5328 
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 
 

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 
6/18/2019 
TBD 
TBD 
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 
Surgical Gloves 
TBD 
July 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Brittany Bray
972.830.0352