WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2019)—Yesterday, the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) notified Round 2021 bidders of three important dates regarding their bids. Below is the chart provided by the CBIC that includes the type of notice, date the notice will be available on Connexion, and the deadline for bidders to respond to the notice.

Notice

Date Available 
in Connexion

Deadline to Respond

Notice to Substantiate
Your Bid(s)

10/31/2019

11/14/2019

Notice of Covered
Document Review
Findings and Required
Action

11/15/2019

12/02/2019

Notice of Preliminary
Bid Evaluation

12/03/2019

12/17/2019

 

All bidders will be notified of the Notice of Preliminary Bid Evaluation. However, Notice of Covered Document Review Findings and Required Action will only be sent to bidders who submitted a required financial document by the covered document review date. Notice to Substantiate Your Bid(s) will only be sent to bidders who are asked by the CBIC to verify their bid amount(s).

Responses to all the notices must be uploaded in Connexion by the deadline—the CBIC is not accepting any other form of communication.

Bidders will be receiving notifications on their bid evaluation through the email that is recorded in the CMS Enterprise Portal. It is important that bidders maintain the correct email address in the Portal.

For more information regarding this notice, visit the CBIC website, you will also be able to find the new, updated FAQs here. Bidders are also encouraged to contact the CBIC customer service center for any questions or concerns at (877) 577-5331.