Vizient

2020 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
Latex, vinyl, nitrile exam gloves including the following varieties: powdered, powder-free, chemotherapy-approved and sterile and nonsterile phlebotomy. 
TBD 
January 
2/27/2020 
3/24/2020 
TBD 
TBD 
Anika Sutter
214.574.3338 
Sharps Container: a receptacle that is designed to hold sharps and medical instruments with sharp edges such as needles and scalpels. Different types of waste call for different types of containers (hazardous, pharmaceutical, chemotherapy, etc.). 
N/A 
February 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Terry Altshuler
972.830.0604 
 

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
Steam Sterilization: The basic principle of steam sterilization, as accomplished in an autoclave, is to expose each item to direct steam contact at the required temperature and pressure for the specified time. The two basic types of steam sterilizers (autoclaves) are the gravity displacement autoclave and the high-speed pre-vacuum sterilizer. 
None 
July 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Danny Cisneros
972.868.7464 
Cleaning and Decontamination Equipment: Primary purpose is to remove initial contaminants and bioburden and steam, gas and chemical sterilizers to ensure that any infectious materials and organisms are destroyed or killed off, using an enzyme detergent and lubricating agent. 
None 
July 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Danny Cisneros
972.868.7464 
Non-Sterile Kits: Admission, maternity, paternity, baby care, mouth care, denture care, shave, pediatric and custom non-sterile kits. 
N/A 
April 
5/28/2020 
6/11/2020 
TBD 
TBD 
Adiba Oiyshi
972.869.8465 
Chart Paper: Found throughout hospitals, in every department, from cardiology to the blood bank. It enables healthcare providers the means to precisely measure a continuous graphical trend display of a variable change with time. Medical chart paper includes paper to record EKGs, stress, fetal monitoring, telemetry, and defibrillators. 
None 
July 
9/15/2020 
9/30/2020 
TBD 
TBD 
Terry Altshuler
972.830.0604 
Merchant Services (Credit Card Processing Services) 
N/A 
June 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Kathy Sanderlin
972.581.5242 
 

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
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging systems (MRI) Equipment: Products include stationary (fixed) MRI systems, systems installed in a trailer and point-of-service magnets. Field strengths included are from low magnet strength to ultra-high strengths. Design of the MRI includes open (pancake design), point-of-service, close-bore and wide-bore systems, and multimodality system such as PET/MR. 
None 
September 
9/3/2020 
10/2/2020 
TBD 
TBD 
Daniel Ward
972.581.5336 
Environmental Services Distribution 
TBD 
July 
8/13/2020 
9/10/2020 
TBD 
TBD 
Yessica Gutierrez
972.581.5831 
Medical Gases: This category can provide Members with various types of medical gases both in cylinder and bulk form. Members have the option for rental, lease and purchase of the cylinders. Members can also utilize services from the providers in this sector. 
None 
September 
11/10/2020 
11/23/2020 
TBD 
TBD 
Scott Walters
972.444.7683 
Urinary Catheters and Devices: Male and Female External Catheters and Accessories. Indwelling and Intermittent urinary catheters that collect urine from the bladder. Also includes kits containing urinary catheters, closed urinary catheter systems, and accessories for the collection of urine. 
None 
August 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Tearah Ott
972-581-5212 
Outsourced Medical Coding and ICD 10 Services: This category includes the services of medical coding, including but not limited to, inpatient, Same Day Surgery, Observations, Emergency Room, Emergency Room with E&M, Outpatient Diagnostics, Ambulatory, Professional Fees, Tumor Registry, Domestic Coding, and International Offsite Coding. 
None 
August 
11/3/2020 
11/20/2020 
TBD 
TBD 
Kathy Sanderlin
972.581.5242 
Patient Positioners: Reusable and Disposable Patient Positioners with two subcategories - disposable and reusable. Positioners include products designed to prevent pressure injuries in surgeries. Products may include individual positioners (examples include arm positioners, head positioners, foot positioners, hip pillows, etc.), straps, and positioning kits (examples include Trendelenburg kits). 
Samples may be required as part of the bid process. 
August 
9/22/2020 
10/8/2020 
TBD 
TBD 
Michelle Gomez
972.830.7951 
 

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
Video Laryngoscopes: Reusable or disposable blade/handle products used by Anesthesiologist or CRNAs to assist with patient intubation via video visualization through a monitor to allow indirect intubation. This includes but is not limited to handheld integrated or external monitors, blades, handles, chargers, batteries, cables, etc. 
None 
December 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Tina Mccoy
972.830.7812 
Convective Air Warming: Active air warming products that maintain patient’s body temperature during a surgical procedure. This Includes, but is not limited to, air warming blankets, air warming gowns, and air warming equipment. 
None 
November 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Tina Mccoy
972.830.7812 
Fluid Warming: Products used to warm fluids (blood, solutions) before it enters a patient intravenously during a surgical procedure. Types of fluid warming products contained in this category are High Flow products used in a trauma situation to warm fluids quickly, Low Flow products used for regular surgical procedures to warm fluids and warming units that are Capital Equipment to control the temperature of fluids. 
None 
November 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Tina Mccoy
972.830.7812 
Food Service Software: Includes patient meal systems, online ordering platforms and nutrition service related apps. 
None 
December 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Jordan Bergloff
972.830.0423 
Meal Delivery Systems: Includes carts, all associated table top items and table top disposables, bases, domes, warning systems, dinnerware. 
None 
December 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Jordan Bergloff
972.830.0423 
Manual Microbiology: Microbiology Media, Collection and Transport Culture Media, Reagents, Microbiology Supplies. 
None 
October 
10/8/2020 
10/22/2020 
TBD 
TBD 
Karen Doelling
972.581.5425 
Single-Use Visualization Devices 
None 
September 
10/28/2020 
11/18/2020 
TBD 
TBD 
Brian Howard
972.581.5155 
Neurostimulation Devices: Spinal Cord Stimulators, Deep Brain Stimulators, Sacral Nerve Stimulators, Vagus Nerve Stimulators 
None 
October 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Corey Girard
972.830.0007 
Freight Management: Includes various strategies of increasing the efficiency of freight and commercial transport by controlling cost and maintaining freight audit records. 
Full service freight management program to reduce costs of inbound and outbound shipping. Small parcel, large freight including analytics, audit and technology, with a healthcare focus. 
December 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Cynthia Hamm
972.869.8575 
Language Interpretation Services – Includes language interpretation services offered over-the-phone, via video, and in-person, as well as translation and localization services. 
None 
December 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Jenni Contreras
972.581.5328 
Airway Clearance: Bronchial hygiene products designed to assist patients with the loosening and removal of secretions. Airway Clearance Vests, Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure devices (OPEP), and Positive Expiratory Pressure devices (PEP). 
Samples may be requested during RFP. 
November 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Marcus Holt
972.830.7835 
Medication Delivery Devices: Devices used to deliver, or assist in the delivery, of aerosol medications to respiratory compromised patients. These devices include small volume nebulizers, metered dose inhalers (MDI), spacers, holding chambers, and peak flowmeters. 
TBD 
November 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Marcus Holt
972.830.7835 
Non-Invasive Ventilation: Consumable products used to administer ventilatory support without using an invasive artificial airway. Products include Bi PAP and CPAP masks and accessories. 
TBD 
November 
1/11/2021 
1/25/2021 
TBD 
TBD 
Marcus Holt
972.830.7835 
Respiratory Disposables: Routine respiratory disposable products including; bacterial filters, circuits, HME’s, Humidifiers, Incentive spirometers, large volume nebulizers, naso/pharyngeal airways, oxygen delivery (nasal cannulas (HF and std) oxygen masks, and oxygen tubing), sodium chloride and sterile water for inhalation, ventilator thermometers, water traps, and applicable accessories, connectors, or parts. 
TBD 
November 
1/11/2021 
1/25/2021 
TBD 
TBD 
Marcus Holt
972.830.7835 
Surgical Hand Scrub and Scrub Brushes: Traditional surgical hand scrub and brushless surgical hand scrub. 
Product samples may be required with RFP. 
January 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
TBD 
Ryan Gloede
972.581.5333