LEEDer Group Inc.
8508 North West 66th St.
Miami, Florida 33166 USA

Phone: 305.436.5030
Fax: 305.436.0086
E-mail Address: info {at] LEEDerGroup [dot] com

2012-02 Licensure Extension for Round 2 DMEPOS Competitive Bid Program

CBIC / Extension of Licensure Deadline for the Round 2 and National Mail-Order Competitions of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program
  • Extension of Licensure Deadline for the Round 2 and National Mail-Order Competitions of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending the licensure deadline for the Round 2 and national mail-order competitions of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. The original licensure deadline required suppliers to have all required state licenses on file with the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) and indicated in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) before submitting a bid.
NEW DEADLINE: Bidding suppliers must now ensure that copies of all applicable state licenses are RECEIVED by the NSC on or before May 1, 2012.
  • Bids will be disqualified if a bidder does not meet all state licensure requirements for the applicable product categories and for every state in a competitive bidding area (CBA). Every supplier location is responsible for having all applicable license(s) for each state in which it provides services. For a multi-state CBA, the bidder must collectively have all applicable license(s) for every state in the CBA. Each location is not required to have licenses for every state in the CBA as long as each state has a bidding location licensed for the product category.
  • Please note that the extension of the licensure deadline does NOT change any other deadlines. All bids must be submitted in DBidS, the online bidding system, by 8:59:59 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time on March 30, 2012. All required hardcopy documents that must be included as part of the bid package must be RECEIVED by the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) on or before March 30, 2012.
  • For more information on licensure requirements, you may refer to the Licensure for Bidding Suppliers Fact Sheet and the Request for Bids (RFB) Instructions. If you have any questions, please contact the CBIC customer service center at 877-577-5331 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern Time during the registration and bidding periods.
  • Please note that the RFB instructions initially posted on the CBIC website contained the original licensure deadline. These instructions have now been updated to reflect the new licensure deadline shown in this announcement.