Today CMS released on the CBIC website an announcement that the Round 2021 “portal” required to submit bids is now accepting NEW user registration.
To be clear, if you have an active CMS user ID and password (to access applications such as myCGS, DBidS, Connexion, SPOT-FCSO, PS&R, Novitasphere, or HPG/HETS), you do not need to apply for a new CMS user ID and password but should go to the CMS portal and confirm it is still active.
Here are some details and an explanation:
To submit a bid for the Round 2021 Competitive Bidding Program, you must first go to the CMS Enterprise Portal and create a user ID and password.
When registration opens in June, you will log into the CMS Enterprise Portal with your CMS user ID and password, which allows access to the DMEPOS Bidding System, DBidS, and Connexion, the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program’s secure portal.
You can apply for your CMS user ID at any time.
If you are a supplier interested in bidding, prepare now by completing these steps!
If you already have a CMS user ID and password, please make sure your information above matches PECOS and your email address is correct and remains active throughout bidding and bid evaluation. Critical information will be communicated to you using this email address.
Specific instructions and a registration guide will be posted on the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) website. Also, please visit the CBIC website now for a listing of the product categories, competitive bidding areas, timeline, and other bidding information. We also encourage you to subscribe to receive email updates about the program.
In addition to viewing the information on the CBIC website, you are encouraged to call the CBIC customer service center at 877-577-5331 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
And, as always you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319.504.9515.