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Review Contract Categories and Proposal Deadlines

The CHAMPS Group Purchasing contract calendar provides suppliers with notice for the time periods when CHAMPS GPO will be reviewing specific contract categories and the opportunity to submit a proposal for a contract. 

Below you will find a listing of scheduled contract categories, category descriptions and a link for registration for the category.  Each category will remain open for the full three months of the designated quarter and all proposals will be reviewed in the following quarter.

Contract categories will be scheduled on an ongoing basis and scheduled review periods are subject to change. If your product/service does not fall into a scheduled category and you wish to submit a proposal for CHAMPS GPO review, please click here.

If you are a currently have a contract with Premier in a particular category, you will not need to participate in the RFP. CHAMPS/Premier members will have access to pricing through our relationship with Premier.

Open Period
Contract Category
Category Description
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Q1
2024

Furniture and Systems, Casegoods, Seating and Accessories

This category includes furniture, cabinetry, casegoods, seating, ergonomics, accessories, restoration and repair. Products are available for multiple settings, including patient room, laboratory, education and hospitality.

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Q1
2024

Hardware & Software Resellers

This category includes hardware, software and accessories for computers and professional services provided for commercial businesses.

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Q1
2024

Intra-aortic Balloon Catheters

This category includes intra-aortic balloon catheters, which are placed in the aorta to allow the heart to function more easily. The catheters are circulatory assist devices and connected to the console (pump) that inflates and deflates the devices.

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Q1 2024

Microfiber Products, Mats and Accessories

This category includes the rental and purchase of microfiber products (such as mops, towels, cloths and dusters) and accessories used for wet and dry cleaning. Mats used for entrances and ergonomics are also included.

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Q1 2024

Revenue Cycle Management Solutions

This category includes outsourcing, revenue recovery, consulting and other revenue cycle management services that assist healthcare systems in locating inefficiencies, providing efficient revenue practices and recovering revenue.

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Q1 2024

Uniforms

This category includes the rental and purchase of uniforms.

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Q1 2024

Vehicle Rental Services

This category includes suppliers who provide vehicle rentals for business or individual use. Subcategories include cars (economy, standard, compact, premium, luxury and more), SUVs, trucks, and vans.

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Q2 2024

Background Check Services

This category provides employers with third party background checks and pre-screening services to potential candidates. This includes background checks, license verification, drug screenings, reference verifications and other applicable testing. Suppliers may also provide reporting capabilities, continuous monitoring and a tracking system. 

Submission Open in Q2 2024

Q2 2024

Exam Gloves

This category includes non-sterile latex, vinyl, nitrile and polyurethane gloves. Examination gloves are routinely used in healthcare and numerous other industries to provide a protective barrier from blood and bodily fluids, or to prevent direct contact with other people or substances. 

Submission Open in Q2 2024

Q2 2024

Fetal Monitoring

This category includes equipment that provides continuous bedside monitoring during the antepartum and intrapartum periods to assess the fetal and maternal physiological conditions during the labor process and pregnancy period. Primarily fetal monitoring consists of the electronic monitor that monitors fetal heartbeat and the mother’s uterine contractions during childbirth and the related consumables.

Submission Open in Q2 2024

Q2 2024

Non-Invasive Cardiology Equipment

This category includes products, such as electrocardiograph machines and carts, electrocardiography (ECG) management systems, Holter monitoring and stress testing, that assist in the assessment and diagnosis of cardiac function.

Submission Open in Q2 2024

Q2 2024

Physiological Monitoring Systems

This category includes physiological monitors for all areas of patient care, including central stations, bedside monitors, an ambulatory telemetry system and vital sign monitors. Depending on where the physiological monitor will be utilized, it can be configured to display waveforms and numerical data for various parameters (e.g. electrocardiography (ECG), respiratory rate, noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP), invasive blood pressure (IBP), body temperature, etc.). Vital signs monitors included in this category are typically used, but not limited to, the periodic measurement of vital sign parameters (e.g. NIBP, pulse oximetry and temperature). Telemetry monitors can be used throughout all patient care areas where a facility feels they are necessary.

Submission Open in Q2 2024

Q2 2024

Pulse Oximetry and Capnography Devices

This category includes capital equipment, disposables, sensors and connecting cables that are used in the measurement, management and recording of a patient’s oxygenation levels via an electronic sensor placed on the patient’s fingertip, earlobe or, in the case of a neonate, across the foot. It also includes the capital equipment and accessories used to measure expired carbon dioxide levels.

Submission Open in Q2 2024

Q2 2024

Travel Services

This category includes suppliers who provide support for, or a program to, streamline corporate travel arrangements, payments and records. These systems assist with keeping all arrangements uniform throughout an organization, and then provide tracking of spend and expenses.

Submission Open in Q2 2024

Q3 2024

Modular Casework, Storage Systems and Mobile Carts

This category includes storage solutions for both stock and customizable products. Included in this category: casework/millwork (mobile or fixed), carts (procedure, medication, etc.), and aluminum or high-density shelving.

Submission Open in Q3 2024

Q3 2024

Patient Lateral Transfer Devices

This category includes non-mechanical lateral patient transfer products specifically designed to transfer patients side-to-side from one location to another. This category does not include transfer safety belts, products used specifically by physical or occupational therapists, mattresses or patient bathing systems.

Submission Open in Q3 2024

Q3 2024

Patient Lifts

This category includes mechanical devices used to assist healthcare workers in transferring patients from one location to another when that patient is unable to actively assist with the transfer or complete the transfer on their own.

Submission Open in Q3 2024

Q3 2024

Room Environment Infection Prevention Products

This category includes equipment used to sanitize, disinfect and kill bacteria in healthcare facilities. Included in this category are germicidal irradiation disinfectant lights (UVGI), electrostatic sprayers and hydrogen peroxide vapor sprayers. 

Submission Open in Q3 2024

Q3 2024

Soaps, Lotions, Waterless Hand Rinses

This category includes foams, alcohol rubs, hand rinses and other cleansing products such as sprays and lotions. Lotions intended for moisturizing only may also be included. 

Submission Open in Q3 2024

Q3 2024

Stainless Steel Equipment

This category includes Mayo stands, basins, sinks, work tables, hampers, IV poles, warmers and other stainless steel products.

Submission Open in Q3 2024

Q3 2024

Surgical & Isolation Masks

This category includes protective attire designed to cover the mouth and nose to prevent the spreading of infectious material or to prevent the inhalation of dangerous substances. Surgical masks, isolation masks and N95 respirators are all included in this category.

Submission Open in Q3 2024

Q4 2024

Refurbished Capital Equipment

This category includes capital equipment such as OR lights, surgical microscopes, sterilizers and operating room tables that have been refurbished or remanufactured to be re-sold.

Submission Open in Q4 2024

Q4 2024

Wound Drainage Products

This category includes wound drainage devices which are used to drain fluid such as pus, blood or other fluids to remove potential sources of infection. Drains can be open or closed, active or passive and may allow the early detection of anastomic leaks or hemorrhage.

Submission Open in Q4 2024

Q1 2025

Housekeeping & Laundry Products

This category includes chemicals and related products for use by Housekeeping and Laundry services for general cleaning and disinfecting of floors, surfaces and linens. 

Submission Open in Q1 2025

Q1 2025

Pest Elimination

This category includes integrated pest management services, traditional pesticides and botanical pesticides. Additionally, the category includes products and services to treat, control and eliminate pests such as termites, spiders, bedbugs, cockroaches, rats, rodents, birds, mosquitoes and flies.

Submission Open in Q1 2025

Q1 2025

Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits

This category contains easy to use rapid diagnostic test kits, which can be performed by the laboratory and in point-of-care settings. Results are available within 30 minutes. Used for the diagnosis and detection of disease, a single box usually contains reagents, quality control and supplies. Some of the kits are Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) waived.

Submission Open in Q1 2025

Q1 2025

Remote Patient Monitoring

This category includes national providers of wireless/mobile data and voice communication plans combined with mobile devices and other offerings.

Submission Open in Q1 2025

Q2 2025

Inbound and Outbound Freight

This category includes providers of inbound and outbound freight services such as next day air, second day, express, ground and international shipping for members across the US, Puerto Rico and Canada. Third party freight management services are not included in this category.

Submission Open in Q2 2025

Q2 2025

Payroll Processing Services

This category includes suppliers who provide payroll management systems to assist HR/Accounting departments in the payment and tracking of employee wages. Services include remitting payroll taxes, tracking hours worked and managing money for employee benefits.

Submission Open in Q2 2025

Q2 2025

Workforce Solutions - Staffing

This category contains workforce solutions, including direct placement, and temporary or contract staffing.

Submission Open in Q2 2025

Q3 2025

Fire & Life Safety Products

This category includes products used in facilities to protect and facilitate the emergency evacuation of a building. These products are used to detect fire, activate an alarm, extinguish or control a fire, and control or manage smoke and by-products of a fire. Supplier services covered by this category include installation, inspection, and maintenance service to prepare for emergencies and helps to meet preparedness procedures required by law. 

Submission Open in Q3 2025

Q3 2025

Orthopedic Soft Goods

This category includes cervical collars, knee braces and supports, back braces and supports, ankle braces and supports and upper extremity splints and supports for orthopedic applications. These products include soft bracing, rigid bracing and custom bracing.

Submission Open in Q3 2025

Q3 2025

Reusable Textiles and Textile Services

This category includes reusable textile products, such as bedspreads, pillows (disposable and reusable), pillowcases, linens/sheets, blankets, robes, bath rugs, towels, surgical textiles (such as gowns and drapes), patient apparel, hamper bags and incontinence products.

Submission Open in Q3 2025

Q3 2025

Sharps Disposal Containers

This category includes containers capable of safely holding sharps medical waste such as mixed waste containers for pharmacy waste, chemotherapy waste and biohazard waste. Brackets and wall mountings are included in this category.

Submission Open in Q3 2025

Q3 2025

Third Party Maintenance, Secondary Hardware and Services

This category includes hardware maintenance contracts for data centers and network equipment that may cover the following areas: hardware replacement, on-site field engineering, technical support, proactive monitoring, managed and/or professional services and maintenance.

Submission Open in Q3 2025

Q3 2025

Warewashing

This category includes chemicals used in the cleaning of dishes and the operation of dish machines. 

Submission Open in Q3 2025

Q3 2025

Waste Management Products and Services

This category includes waste disposal and related services including consulting, audits, collection, hauling, incineration, landfill, pharmaceutical disposal, regulated medical waste disposal, reusable sharps container services, recycling (of light bulbs, batteries, hard drives, backup magnetic tapes, optical media, x-rays and video/cassette tapes), bioremediation and other waste streams.

Submission Open in Q3 2025

Q4 2025

Energy Services, Procurement, Efficiency and Renewable

This category includes performance-based supply-side energy management services, such as performance of real-time, online reverse energy auctions, energy acquisition services, energy contractor services and energy efficiency services that help facilities identify, evaluate and implement energy-saving measures. Brokers, wholesalers and direct utility providers who provide energy services, such as natural gas, electricity, oil, gasoline and sustainable and renewable power (wind, solar, etc.) are also included.

Submission Open in Q4 2025

Q4 2025

Environmental Facility Mgmt

This category includes third-party outsourcing of commercial cleaning and environmental services in both healthcare and non-healthcare settings. Services could include any or all of the following: vacuuming, carpet cleaning, washroom cleaning and disinfection, dusting, general disinfection and deep cleaning services.

Submission Open in Q4 2025

Q4 2025

Managed Print Services & Devices

This category includes the equipment, accessories, and professional services used to both execute and manage costs and efficiencies of printing, copying, faxing, and scanning of electronic and paper images via a device.

Submission Open in Q4 2025

Q4 2025

Standard Hypodermics

This category includes needles, pen needles syringes (including tuberculosis (TB), insulin, oral, enteral and flush syringes), heparin flush, and saline flush.

Submission Open in Q4 2025

Q1 2026

Credit Card Services

This category includes equipment (such as point-of-sale credit card terminals) and services for processing credit card transactions and secure online payments.

Submission Open in Q1 2026

Q1 2026

Safety Hypodermics

This category includes products used to draw and administer medications or liquids via intra-dermal, subcutaneous, intra-muscular or intravenous (IV) methods and have an attached safety device to prevent accidental sharps injuries. The category also includes but is not limited to safety pen needles, insulin safety syringes and Tuberculin safety syringes.

Submission Open in Q1 2026

Q2 2026

Exam Room Furniture & Equipment

This category includes furniture to be used in exam rooms in healthcare facilities such as physician offices, surgery centers, imaging centers, urgent care, dialysis centers, and other acute care centers. Items include exam and procedure tables, stools, chairs, tabletop sterilizers, carts, mobile desks, cabinets/casework, lighting and accessories. 

Submission Open in Q2 2026

Q3 2026

Can Liners

This category includes can liners used throughout healthcare and nonhealthcare facilities. Can liners are used to store and transport various types of waste, including standard waste, infectious waste, biohazardous waste, chemotherapy waste, soiled linen, infectious linen and food service.

Submission Open in Q3 2026

Q3 2026

Office Supplies

This category includes the distribution of routine office supplies, paper, toner, furniture, janitorial and sanitation supplies and associated business services.

Submission Open in Q3 2026

Q3 2026

Specialty Distribution Respiratory Therapy and Anesthesia Products

This category includes specialty distributors of cannulas, filters, nebulizers, oxygen masks, resuscitators, spirometers and other respiratory therapy disposables, as well as anesthesia capital equipment and disposables. 

Submission Open in Q3 2026

Q3 2026

Translation and Interpretation Services

This category includes language translation (document translation, document typesetting) and interpretation services (in-person, via telephone, video conferencing).

Submission Open in Q3 2026

Q4 2026

Clinical Reference Laboratory Testing Services

This category includes accredited laboratories who provide laboratory testing on patient samples. Reference laboratories provide a varied menu of laboratory procedures including routine tests with minimal complexity to esoteric tests with high complexity.

Submission Open in Q4 2026

Q4 2026

Courier & Logistics Services

This category includes medical and non-medical courier and logistic services and management, including internal deliveries; on demand, rushed and same-day deliveries; scheduled auto-deliveries; ability to route shipments, barcoding and tracking, and online tracking/management systems. 

Submission Open in Q4 2026

Q4 2026

Moving Services

This category includes services to assist in residential and commercial moves, such as packing/unpacking, boxing/unboxing, heavy furniture lifting, moving vehicles and medical equipment, long-term container storage services, rentals, and logistic services. 

Submission Open in Q4 2026

Q4 2026

Obstetrical Monitoring Devices

This category includes devices that allow for the real-time computing of efficient criterion for obstetrical monitoring. This includes uterine manipulators, fetal scalp electrodes and intrauterine pressure catheters. Comprised of the vital accessories required to utilize these devices, this category also includes handheld dopplers for obstetrical and cardiovascular application types. Not limited to singular function modality, the doppler application may be used for both fetal heart rate and cardiovascular rate detection equipment. 

Submission Open in Q4 2026

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What should I do if I have a question about the contract documents or process? You may send an inquiry through clientservices@champsgpo.com. Be sure to put the RFP category and the name of your company in the subject line.

How long will it take to hear back on my submission?
RFPs will be open for a calendar quarter. You will receive an initial acknowledgement of your submission. Thereafter it will depend upon the questions we have regarding your submission.  Once you have received our acknowledgement, it is possible that you will not hear anything until after the close of the open RFP period.

What happens after I submit my documents?
Your submission will be acknowledged and assigned to a Sourcing Manager. During the following quarter, all submissions will be reviewed and compared, questions will be clarified and there will then be a committee review. In the following quarter, CHAMPS will finalize agreements with the supplier(s) who are recommended by the committee.

I don’t see a contract calendar category that my product would fall under. Can I still submit an inquiry?
Yes. You can still submit an inquiry through our “Become a Supplier” web portal.

How do I check on the status of my contract inquiry/bid?
You may send an inquiry through clientservices@champsgpo.com. Be sure to put the RFP category and the name of your company in the subject line.

My contract category bid period isn’t for another 2 years. Am I able to submit an inquiry sooner?
You may, however, it is likely that CHAMPS will defer review to the contract calendar unless there is a special reason to consider your proposal/product off cycle. We also recommend that you monitor the Premier contract calendar for open RFPs. Any contract written with Premier will be available to our members through our Premier affiliation.

Can I resubmit an inquiry/bid if my business was previously denied a contract with CHAMPS? If so, how often?
You may submit a bid during any open RFP period. If your proposal was deferred or denied prior to the establishment of the calendar, you should resubmit during the first available cycle.

Will I be given a reason why I was not selected to move on in the process?
Yes. 

What do I do if I need to make a revision to my bid/inquiry?
Please send us an email through clientservices@champsgpo.com advising us that you need to make a revision.  Be sure to put the RFP category and the name of your company in the subject line. Revisions from suppliers will only be accepted during the open RFP period.  

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