WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 5, 2019)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have posted the Notice of Preliminary Bid Evaluation (PBE) and sent emails for all bidders noting whether they have met bidding requirements in areas including PTAN status, surety bond, licensure and accreditation. Bidders must respond to any deficiencies in the PBE in Connexion by December 17.

One aspect of these notifications that has raised concerns for recipients is that the CBIC lists the full range of reasons a bidder might not meet PBE requirements at the beginning of the message but then lists the bidder’s actual deficiencies (if any), further down in the message. The list of issues specific to the supplier is on Table 2: Preliminary Bid Evaluation. Please note that Table 1: Instructions is just a list of the full range of possible reasons, and it is not specific to the supplier receiving the PBE.

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