Get ready for DMEPOS Competitive Bidding - Bid Surety Bonds
If you are a supplier intending to bid, prepare now – don’t wait!
All bidders in Round 2021 of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program are required, pursuant to 42 CFR §414.412(g), to obtain a bid surety bond in the amount of $50,000 for each competitive bidding area for which they submit a bid. Bid surety bonds must be purchased from an authorized surety on the Department of the Treasury’s List of Certified Companies. Bidders must provide proof of having obtained the required bid surety bond(s) by uploading a copy of the bond(s) in Connexion, the program’s secure portal, by the close of the bid window.
It is important to note that the bid surety bonds required for the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program are NOT the same as the surety bonds required for DMEPOS supplier enrollment purposes.
Steps to take NOW:
- Review the bid surety bond resources provided on the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) website:
- Contact an authorized surety to purchase a bid surety bond(s)
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the CBIC customer service center at 877-577-5331 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.