Competitive Bidding: Pricing statements presented by more than one party for the purpose of securing a contract.Purchasing, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the purchasing of supplies and equipment.Durable Medical Equipment: Devices which are very resistant to wear and may be used over a long period of time. They include items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, artificial limbs, etc.Medical Indigency: The condition in which individuals are financially unable to access adequate medical care without depriving themselves and their dependents of food, clothing, shelter, and other essentials of living.Medicare Part B: The voluntary portion of Medicare, known as the Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Program, that includes physician's services, home health care, medical services, outpatient hospital services, and laboratory, pathology, and radiology services. All persons entitled to Medicare Part A may enroll in Medicare Part B on a monthly premium basis.Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.): A component of the Department of Health and Human Services to oversee and direct the Medicare and Medicaid programs and related Federal medical care quality control staffs. Name was changed effective June 14, 2001.War: Hostile conflict between organized groups of people.Hepatitis C: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.Foundations: Organizations established by endowments with provision for future maintenance.Equipment Safety: Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.Device Approval: Process that is gone through in order for a device to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required preclinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance. It is not restricted to FDA.United States Food and Drug Administration: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to maintaining standards of quality of foods, drugs, therapeutic devices, etc.Telefacsimile: A telecommunication system combining the transmission of a document scanned at a transmitter, its reconstruction at a receiving station, and its duplication there by a copier.Accreditation: Certification as complying with a standard set by non-governmental organizations, applied for by institutions, programs, and facilities on a voluntary basis.Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy: The application of a vacuum across the surface of a wound through a foam dressing cut to fit the wound. This removes wound exudates, reduces build-up of inflammatory mediators, and increases the flow of nutrients to the wound thus promoting healing.ArchivesPressure Ulcer: An ulceration caused by prolonged pressure on the SKIN and TISSUES when one stays in one position for a long period of time, such as lying in bed. The bony areas of the body are the most frequently affected sites which become ischemic (ISCHEMIA) under sustained and constant pressure.Beds: Equipment on which one may lie and sleep, especially as used to care for the hospital patient.Operating Tables: A raised flat surface on which a patient is placed during surgical procedures.Pancreas, Artificial: Devices for simulating the activity of the pancreas. They can be either electromechanical, consisting of a glucose sensor, computer, and insulin pump or bioartificial, consisting of isolated islets of Langerhans in an artificial membrane.Insulin Infusion Systems: Portable or implantable devices for infusion of insulin. Includes open-loop systems which may be patient-operated or controlled by a pre-set program and are designed for constant delivery of small quantities of insulin, increased during food ingestion, and closed-loop systems which deliver quantities of insulin automatically based on an electronic glucose sensor.Insulin: A 51-amino acid pancreatic hormone that plays a major role in the regulation of glucose metabolism, directly by suppressing endogenous glucose production (GLYCOGENOLYSIS; GLUCONEOGENESIS) and indirectly by suppressing GLUCAGON secretion and LIPOLYSIS. Native insulin is a globular protein comprised of a zinc-coordinated hexamer. Each insulin monomer containing two chains, A (21 residues) and B (30 residues), linked by two disulfide bonds. Insulin is used as a drug to control insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (DIABETES MELLITUS, TYPE 1).Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1: A subtype of DIABETES MELLITUS that is characterized by INSULIN deficiency. It is manifested by the sudden onset of severe HYPERGLYCEMIA, rapid progression to DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS, and DEATH unless treated with insulin. The disease may occur at any age, but is most common in childhood or adolescence.Pacific States: The geographic designation for states bordering on or located in the Pacific Ocean. The states so designated are Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. (U.S. Geologic Survey telephone communication)Orthotic Devices: Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.Medicare Assignment: Concept referring to the standardized fees for services rendered by health care providers, e.g., laboratories and physicians, and reimbursement for those services under Medicare Part B. It includes acceptance by the physician.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Psychopharmacology: The study of the effects of drugs on mental and behavioral activity.Contracts: Agreements between two or more parties, especially those that are written and enforceable by law (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). It is sometimes used to characterize the nature of the professional-patient relationship.Hospitals, Military: Hospitals which provide care for the military personnel and usually for their dependents.Disease Notification: Notification or reporting by a physician or other health care provider of the occurrence of specified contagious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV infections to designated public health agencies. The United States system of reporting notifiable diseases evolved from the Quarantine Act of 1878, which authorized the US Public Health Service to collect morbidity data on cholera, smallpox, and yellow fever; each state in the US has its own list of notifiable diseases and depends largely on reporting by the individual health care provider. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Ciliary Body: A ring of tissue extending from the scleral spur to the ora serrata of the RETINA. It consists of the uveal portion and the epithelial portion. The ciliary muscle is in the uveal portion and the ciliary processes are in the epithelial portion.Foreign Professional Personnel: Persons who have acquired academic or specialized training in countries other than that in which they are working. The concept excludes physicians for which FOREIGN MEDICAL GRADUATES is the likely heading.Borneo: An island in the Malay Archipelago, east of Sumatra, north of Java, and west of Celebes. It is the third largest island in the world. Its name is a Portuguese alteration of BRUNEI, located on it. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p163; Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p73)Contract Services: Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.Magnoliaceae: A plant family of the order Magnoliales, subclass Magnoliidae, class Magnoliopsida. They are trees and shrubs having an elongated conelike floral axis with fragrant flowers that have six tepals (sepals and petals that are not distinctly different) and many spirally arranged stamens.Directed Tissue Donation: Tissue, organ, or gamete donation intended for a designated recipient.Endothelin-2: A 21-amino acid peptide produced predominantly within the kidney and intestine, with smaller amounts produced in the myocardium, placenta, and uterus, but the cells of origin are not clear. Endothelin-2 has no unique physiologic functions, as compared with endothelin-1. (N Eng J Med 1995;333(6):356-63)Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Organizations, Nonprofit: Organizations which are not operated for a profit and may be supported by endowments or private contributions.Supreme Court Decisions: Decisions made by the United States Supreme Court.Lawyers: Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)Hospitals, Voluntary: Private, not-for-profit hospitals that are autonomous, self-established, and self-supported.Public Opinion: The attitude of a significant portion of a population toward any given proposition, based upon a measurable amount of factual evidence, and involving some degree of reflection, analysis, and reasoning.Hospitals, Proprietary: Hospitals owned and operated by a corporation or an individual that operate on a for-profit basis, also referred to as investor-owned hospitals.Petroleum: Naturally occurring complex liquid hydrocarbons which, after distillation, yield combustible fuels, petrochemicals, and lubricants.Periodicals as Topic: A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.Editorial Policies: The guidelines and policy statements set forth by the editor(s) or editorial board of a publication.Publishing: "The business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature" (Webster's 3d). It includes the publisher, publication processes, editing and editors. Production may be by conventional printing methods or by electronic publishing.Journal Impact Factor: A quantitative measure of the frequency on average with which articles in a journal have been cited in a given period of time.Bibliometrics: The use of statistical methods in the analysis of a body of literature to reveal the historical development of subject fields and patterns of authorship, publication, and use. Formerly called statistical bibliography. (from The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Peer Review, Research: The evaluation by experts of the quality and pertinence of research or research proposals of other experts in the same field. Peer review is used by editors in deciding which submissions warrant publication, by granting agencies to determine which proposals should be funded, and by academic institutions in tenure decisions.

Building a hospital information system: design considerations based on results from a Europe-wide vendor selection process. (1/42)

A number of research and development projects in the U.S. and in Europe have shown that novel technologies can open significant perspectives for hospital information systems (HIS). The selection of software products for a HIS, however, is still nontrivial. Generalist vendors promise a broad scope of functionality and integration, while specialist vendors promise elaborated and highly adapted functionality. In 1997, the university hospital Marburg, a 1,250 bed teaching hospital, decided to introduce a new large-scale HIS. The objectives of the project included support of clinical workflows, cost effectiveness and a maximum standard of medical care. In 1997/98 a formal Europe-wide vendor contest was performed. 15 vendors, including several from the U.S., participated. Systems were checked against the hospital's objectives, functionality, and technological criteria. One of the results of both technology and market assessment was the identification of fundamental technological and design aspects strongly influencing functionality and flexibility.  (+info)

125I-alpha-conotoxin MII identifies a novel nicotinic acetylcholine receptor population in mouse brain. (2/42)

alpha-Conotoxin MII (CtxMII), a peptide toxin from the venom of the predatory cone snail Conus magus, displays an unusual nicotinic pharmacology. Specific binding of a radioiodinated derivative ((125)I-alpha-CtxMII) was identified in brain region homogenates and tissue sections. Quantitative autoradiography indicated that (125)I-alpha-CtxMII binding sites have an unique pharmacological profile and distribution in mouse brain, being largely confined to the superficial layers of the superior colliculus, nigrostriatal pathway, optic tract, olivary pretectal, and mediolateral and dorsolateral geniculate nuclei. Expression of alpha-CtxMII binding sites in the nigrostriatal pathway, combined with evidence for alpha-CtxMII-sensitivity of nicotine-induced [(3)H]dopamine release in rodent striatal preparations indicates that (125)I-alpha-CtxMII binding nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are likely to be physiologically important. Unlabeled alpha-CtxMII potently (K(i) < 3 nM) competed for a subset of [(3)H]epibatidine binding sites in mouse brain homogenates, but weakly (IC(50) > 10 microM) interacted with (125)I-alpha-bungarotoxin and (-)-[(3)H]nicotine binding sites, confirming this compound's novel nicotinic pharmacology. Quantitative autoradiography revealed that alpha-CtxMII binds with high affinity at a subset of [(3)H]epibatidine binding sites with relatively low cytisine affinity ("cytisine-resistant" sites), resolving [(3)H]epibatidine binding into three different populations, each probably corresponding to a receptor subtype. The majority population seems to correspond to that which binds nicotine and cytisine with high affinity ("cytisine-sensitive" sites). Comparison of the cytisine-resistant population's distribution with that of alpha3 subunit mRNA expression suggests that the fractions both more and less sensitive to alpha-CtxMII probably contain the alpha3 subunit, perhaps in combination with different beta subunits.  (+info)

Reforming Medicare: impacts on federal spending and choice of health plans. (3/42)

The rising cost of Medicare and well-documented problems plaguing Medicare+Choice (M+C) have increased interest in "reforming" the program. To improve efficiency, most reform proposals would rely on competitive bidding to establish payments to M+C plans. At the same time, beneficiaries would be given financial incentives to select low-cost M+C plans. A major unknown is the extent to which Medicare reforms would generate federal budgetary savings. To examine this issue, we develop three illustrative Medicare reform options that differ greatly in how Medicare would establish its payments to plans. Our results highlight the fact that Medicare should expect modest savings from reforming the program. However, other goals of reform, such as establishing more efficient payments to plans, would be achieved.  (+info)

Competitive bidding for interventional cardiology supplies: lessons learned during round 2. (4/42)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the magnitude of savings and develop concepts for "best strategies" in reducing costs in the purchasing of high-technology, high-cost materials used in coronary interventions and electrophysiologic treatments. STUDY DESIGN: Observational experience in competitive bidding for defibrillators, pacemakers, coronary stents, and coronary balloon catheters at a large, midwestern, publicly owned, academic cardiovascular center. METHODS: Iterative negotiation following a broad request for proposal sent to a diverse group of vending organizations in high-technology areas of cardiology. Product costs and volume usage were assessed before and after the process to estimate annualized cost reduction achieved. RESULTS: Using a combination of identification of preferred vendors; consignment of supplies; and collaborative consensus among physicians, administration, materials management, purchasing, and vendors, an annualized savings of more than $1.3 million was achieved. CONCLUSIONS: Aggressive, collaborative, fair, and competitive bidding for high-cost products used for coronary interventions and electrophysiologic treatments leads to substantial cost savings and can promote provider-industry partnerships that further enhance product use, provision, and tracking.  (+info)

Having it all: national benefit equity and local payment parity in Medicare. (5/42)

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has identified two important problems with the Medicare+Choice (M+C) program: nationwide geographic inequity in government-financed benefits, and unequal government payments for M+C plans versus fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare in the same market area. MedPAC concludes that both problems cannot be solved simultaneously. We argue that both problems could be solved if Congress discontinued its policy of underwriting the cost of FFS Medicare. Instead, Congress should define a national entitlement benefit package and have all health plans submit bids on the package in each market area. The government's premium contribution should be equal to the lowest bid submitted by a qualified health plan in each market area. The contribution could be adjusted for health risk, the special obligations of FFS Medicare, and welfare enhancements associated with FFS Medicare that are valued by both beneficiaries and taxpayers but unrelated to beneficiaries' health status.  (+info)

Obstacles to employers' pursuit of health care quality. (6/42)

Large employers' roles in improving health care quality are shifting away from value-based purchasing toward direct efforts to improve health care delivery within local markets. Although most large employers adopted the tools required for value-based purchasing, inadequate information on quality has frustrated employers and limited their ability to make choices based on quality. More recent quality initiatives aimed at directly improving local health delivery systems may be limited to specific markets where the largest employers can exert substantial influence.  (+info)

The benefits divide: health care purchasing in retail versus other sectors. (7/42)

This paper is the first to compare health care purchasing in the retail versus other sectors of the Fortune 500. Employing millions of low-wage workers, the retail sector is the largest employer of uninsured workers in the economy. We found that retail companies are using the same competitive bidding process that other companies use to obtain a given level of coverage for the lowest possible cost. However, they are more price oriented than other Fortune 500 companies are. The most striking disparity lies in the nearly fivefold difference in offer rates for health care coverage. This shows that the economy's bifurcation in health benefits extends even to the nation's largest companies.  (+info)

Medicaid managed care payment methods and capitation rates in 2001. (8/42)

We present results from a survey of Medicaid managed care payment methods and rates in 2001 for AFDC/TANF and poverty-related Medicaid populations, updating a similar survey of 1998 rates. Rates were adjusted for differences in age-sex groupings, maternity payments, and service carve-outs. A twofold variation in Medicaid capitation rates remains, although there was a change in the composition of states at the top and bottom. The data also show that the growth in Medicaid capitation rates between 1998 and 2001 averaged 18 percent, considerably more than the increase in Medicare+Choice rates.  (+info)

BALTIMORE - Two product categories added to Round 2 of competitive bidding represent opposite ends of the wound care spectrum--from prevention to chronic treatment.. CMS on Aug. 19 announced the product categories for Round 2 of competitive bidding, including support surfaces (Group 2 mattresses and overlays) and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Support surfaces were included in Round 1, but only in Miami. NPWT was included in the original Round 1, but not the re-bid.. Support surfaces. With hospital beds already included in competitive bidding, its not surprising that support surfaces, which often are supplied along with beds to prevent bedsores, made the list for Round 2.. "A gel overlay ordinarily goes with the bed if the patient meets the criteria," said Chris Rice, director of marketing for Diamond Respiratory Care in Riverside, Calif. "If utilization is high enough for beds to be included in competitive bidding, it makes sense that support surfaces would be, too.". NPWT. In the ...
Competitive bidding, as it is structured now, has the potential to affect users of home mechanical ventilation. It is an attempt by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to control Medicare expenditures for durable medical equipment, including bilevel units aka respiratory assist devices (RADs). What is competitive bidding? CMS holds a competition among homecare providers of certain durable medical equipment in areas around the country. According to CMS, the Medicare providers who offer the best price, whom the agency decides can meet beneficiary demand and meet applicable quality and financial standards, is given a contract with CMS for a three-year period. The winning suppliers must agree to accept assignment on all claims for bid items and will be paid the bid price amount- the median of all winning bids for an item. CMS press releases and fact sheets released this month (July) state that Medicare will pay for the 9 product categories* included in the first round of bids an ...
The purpose of Medicare s Demonstration of Competitive Bidding for Clinical Laboratory Services is to determine whether competitive bidding can be used to provide quality laboratory services at prices below current Medicare reimbursement rates. Here, we present key features of the preliminary design for the demonstration. The following areas...
What is competitive bidding? A competition among suppliers of certain durable medical equipment is held in areas around the country. Bids and contracts are awarded to the Medicare suppliers who offer the best price and meet applicable quality and financial standards. Contract suppliers must agree to accept assignment on all claims for bid items and will be paid the bid price amount. The amount is derived from the median of all winning bids for an item.. This process is an attempt by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to control Medicare expenditures for durable medical equipment, including CPAP and bilevel units. It was halted by an act of Congress in 2008 after many flaws and problems were detected in Round 1 had serious ramifications for ventilator users. Reducing the number of homecare providers means less choice for consumers and forces many Medicare beneficiaries to obtain equipment and supplies from an unfamiliar, non-local provider that may be unlicensed and ...
From: DiabetesHealth.com. In some US markets, people with diabetes who are covered by Medicare cannot get the mail order diabetes testing supplies that Medicare promised.. According to the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), the competitive bidding program for diabetes testing supplies is not working as it should. In August 2011, after learning that some suppliers were not offering products listed on the www.medicare.gov website, the AADE formally surveyed contract suppliers by telephone in nine markets in different parts of the US. The organization found that contract suppliers offered an average of only 38 percent of the products listed on www.medicare.gov and, in some cases, offered products not listed on the government website.. ...
Based on the reports of early trials awarding bids for medical equipment in the Medicare Competitive Bidding plan, there appears to be a rift between Medicare
WASHINGTON - CMS will publish "a slightly modified version" of the request for bid (RFB) for the Round 1 rebid of national competitive bidding, it stated in a Federal Register filing last week. The agency believes the revised instructions and accompanying forms will help providers better identify and understand the requirements to submit a bid. CMS will also modify the format of some of the documents to "make them more reader-friendly and help ease the burden of bid submission." Additionally, for providers that are awarded contracts, CMS will collect information on subcontracting relationships. Providers must disclose information on each subcontracting arrangement and whether each subcontractor meets the accreditation requirement. To view the Federal Register filing, go to http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/public-inspection/. CMS will accept comments on the revised documents until 5 p.m. EST on June 18. Send comments via fax to 202-395-6974. AAHomecare pushes mobility, wound therapy ...
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Market attractiveness by type of device Key Vendors of Real-Time Bidding Industry:. · ONE by AOL. · BrightRoll. · SpotXchange. · Tremor Video. · TubeMogul. Get Sample PDF of Real-Time Bidding Industry Report @ http://www.marketreportsworld.com/enquiry/request-sample/10279101. The Real-Time Bidding Industry report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendors operating in the market. Real-Time Bidding Industry report analyses the market potential for each geographical region based on the growth rate, macroeconomic parameters, consumer buying patterns, and market demand and supply scenarios.. Real-Time Bidding Industry Driver: · Improved targeting of audience. · For a full, detailed list, view our report. Real-Time Bidding Industry Challenge: · Low transparency in market. · For a full, detailed list, view our report. Real-Time Bidding Industry Trend: · Shift of RTB advertisements to mobile web. · For a full, detailed list, view our ...
Let the advocacy efforts begin! Medicare Beneficiary Competitive Bidding Program Complaint Hotline Goes Live APTA Members and Friends, Round 2 of the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program began July 1, 2013 increasing the program to a total of 100 metropolitan statistical areas nationwide. The Competitive Bidding program ironically limits competition by eliminating large numbers of providers from the Medicare market. As a result many of the companies that you have historically worked with to obtain DME for the patients you serve will no longer be able to provide services to your Medicare patients. Many of the CMS awarded "bid winners" have no physical presence in your geographic area, are hours away, or out of state. Companies that previously could provide multiple product categories (hospital bed, oxygen, wheelchair, CPAP, walker) may now only be able to provide certain product categories because of this CMS program. Due to the average 47% fee schedule reduction access to the equipment you ...
Let the advocacy efforts begin! Medicare Beneficiary Competitive Bidding Program Complaint Hotline Goes Live APTA Members and Friends, Round 2 of the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program began July 1, 2013 increasing the program to a total of 100 metropolitan statistical areas nationwide. The Competitive Bidding program ironically limits competition by eliminating large numbers of providers from the Medicare market. As a result many of the companies that you have historically worked with to obtain DME for the patients you serve will no longer be able to provide services to your Medicare patients. Many of the CMS awarded "bid winners" have no physical presence in your geographic area, are hours away, or out of state. Companies that previously could provide multiple product categories (hospital bed, oxygen, wheelchair, CPAP, walker) may now only be able to provide certain product categories because of this CMS program. Due to the average 47% fee schedule reduction access to the equipment you ...
Basically what that means is if our members do home delivery, they wont be able to do it at that point because it will be considered mail order. And if its considered mail order, it has to go through the competitive bidding program," he said. For independents, that can mean the loss of a key point of differentiation versus their national competitors who dont offer that kind of personalized service.. The competitive bidding process for retail pharmacy, through which a pharmacy would either have to competitively bid or be bound by the lowest competitive bid, doesnt go into effect until 2016, however. "If that happens, our members will probably just drop out of selling this product," Smith said.. NCPA is continuing to make a legislative push in 2012 to exclude diabetes-testing supplies from the DME competitive bidding process, even though in an election year, bipartisan politicking will weigh heavily on the success of any bill. The article above is part of the DSN Category Review Series. For ...
Within these groups, CMS monitors claims rates and a range of health outcomes including deaths, hospitalizations, emergency room visits, physician visits, admissions to skilled nursing facilities, average number of days spent hospitalized in a month, and average number of days in a skilled nursing facility in a month. We also monitor beneficiaries who no longer have claims for a competitively bid item after the program began, beneficiaries who may at some point need the item, and beneficiaries who currently have claims for competitively bid items. The data have not indicated any negative changes in beneficiary health outcomes in any group. Separate workbooks displaying the aggregate level rates for the three groups can be found on the CMS website.. The basic structure of the monitoring efforts considers historical and regional trends in health status. To control for historical trends, each CBAs historical baseline for each rate is provided, beginning in January 2011. Historical health outcome ...
In 2008, after a competitive bidding process, UC Berkeley, LBNL and University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign started a ten-year research partnership with BP called the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI). The goal in creating the EBI was to establish a research program where modern tools of biology are applied to generate new and improved fuels. I contributed to the proposal and am currently serving on the Executive Board of the EBI. I believe that this initiative is important for the world, the nation and our university. Organisms like plants and algae can provide an alternative source of fuel, which is desperately needed due to climate change and the exhaustibility of fossil fuels. So, when I heard about the competitive bidding process started by BP about four years ago, my first response was, "its about time." For me, it was an indication that major oil companies finally realized that they needed to begin looking for renewable fuel alternatives.. At the time I was doing research on the first ...
This document adopts several modifications to the Federal Communications Commissions competitive bidding rules. Some of the changes are necessitated by the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act and others are designed to enhance the Commissions competitive bidding program.
HORSE RACE STYLE CLOSING FORMAT FOR THIS SALE! WHEN TIME EXPIRES, ALL LOTS ARE DECLARED SOLD!. ORIGINAL ENDING TIME: 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM CDT) WITH EXTENDED BIDDING TO FOLLOW! EXTENDED BIDDING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THERE IS NO BIDDING FOR DETERMINED TIME DURING THIS PERIOD!. Extended Bidding means that the auction is not declared closed until there have been five minutes of inactivity on this sale. If there is any bidding during the inactivity period, the auction is extended until there is no bidding for five minutes during the inactivity period. You can always check the time remaining information that appears under each lot! REMEMBER TO CLICK ON REFRESH FOR UP-TO-DATE TIME REMAINING! For this sale, the extended bidding period is 5 minutes.. ****Example 1: Auction closes at 8:00 PM. There is no bidding from 7:55 PM to 8:00 PM. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 8 PM.. ****Example 2: Auction closes at 8:00 PM. There is a bid placed at 7:57 PM. Auction is extended by 5 minutes. No ...
HORSE RACE STYLE CLOSING FORMAT FOR THIS SALE! WHEN TIME EXPIRES, ALL LOTS ARE DECLARED SOLD!. ORIGINAL ENDING TIME: 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM CDT) WITH EXTENDED BIDDING TO FOLLOW! EXTENDED BIDDING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THERE IS NO BIDDING FOR DETERMINED TIME DURING THIS PERIOD!. Extended Bidding means that the auction is not declared closed until there have been five minutes of inactivity on this sale. If there is any bidding during the inactivity period, the auction is extended until there is no bidding for five minutes during the inactivity period. You can always check the time remaining information that appears under each lot! REMEMBER TO CLICK ON REFRESH FOR UP-TO-DATE TIME REMAINING! For this sale, the extended bidding period is 5 minutes.. ****Example 1: Auction closes at 8:00 PM. There is no bidding from 7:55 PM to 8:00 PM. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 8 PM.. ****Example 2: Auction closes at 8:00 PM. There is a bid placed at 7:57 PM. Auction is extended by 5 minutes. No ...
Given the ongoing epidemic and rising costs of diabetes in the U.S., it is critical that health care resources be allocated in both efficacious and cost-effective ways. Among Medicare beneficiaries, patients with diabetes consume ,32% of total Medicare expenditures (1). In 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented competitive bidding for selected product categories in nine "test" markets. Among these products was diabetes testing supplies (2). The intent of the program was to lower costs without jeopardizing patient health. In 2012, CMS issued its report, stating that it had found "no disruption in access to needed supplies for Medicare beneficiaries" and that "there have been no negative health consequences to beneficiaries as a result of competitive bidding" (2). CMS has continued to make this claim. However, at least in our review of the issue, a recent study may suggest otherwise.. As reported by Puckrein et al. (3) in Diabetes Care, implementation of the ...
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Proof-of-concept data for Idenixs lead hepatitis C nucleotide helped drive a competitive bidding process that included AbbVie and Johnson & Johnson and resulted in the $3.85 billion price tag for the buyout. And Merck may get more than pipeline help from the deal--it could also get a leg up in an ongoing IP battle with HCV leader Gilead Sciences.
Bids in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.. The Province of Cebu through its Bids and Awards Committee now invites bids for the Supply and Delivery of the aforementioned requirements under Advertisement No. 15-0001. Bidders should have completed, within two (2) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders.. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary "pass/fail" criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the "Government Procurement Reform Act".. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to citizens or ...
Downloadable! We estimate the effect of training quality on earnings using a Peruvian program, which targets disadvantaged youths. The identification of causal effects is possible because of two attractive features in the data. First, selection of training courses is based on public bidding processes that assign standardized scores to multiple proxies for quality. Second, the evaluation framework allows for the identification and comparison of individuals in treatment and comparison groups six, 12, and 18 months after the program. Using difference-in-differences kernel matching methods, we find that individuals attending high-quality training courses have higher average and marginal treatment impacts. External validity was assessed by using five different calls over a nine-year period.
First, the engineering design of Yichang Xinguang Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. has already had the bidding conditions. It has decided to invite public bidding by invitation to invite public bidding, and now invited the first class design qualification of chemical industry to participate in the bidding. If you receive this letter, please reply in written form on the same day to take part in the bid.. Two. The bidding method: the bidding procedures shall be carried out in accordance with the prescribed bidding procedures, and the methods of inviting inviting tenders, sealing bids, and fair bid evaluation are carried out.. Three, tender contents: annual output of 240 thousand tons, granular diammonium phosphate, annual output of 200 thousand tons phosphoric acid, annual output of 400 thousand tons of sulfur acid, and annual output of 5000 tons of sodium fluosilicate project.. Four. If you accept the invitation of your company can carry business license and qualification certificate to tender units ...
Downloadable! We apply stochastic stability to study the evolution of bidding behavior in private-values second-price, first-price and k-double auctions. The learning process has a strong component of inertia but with a small probability, the bids are modified in the direction of ex-post regrets. We identify essentially a unique bid that will be used by each type in the long run. In the second-price auction, this is the truthful bid. In the first-price auction, bidding half of ones valuation is stable. The stable bid in the k-double auction is a toughening of the Chatterjee-Samuelson linear equilibrium strategy. If we add a friction in changing ones bid, then truth-telling behavior is also obtained in the first-price and k-double auctions. Intuitively, the stochastically stable bid minimizes the maximal regret.
January 25, 2016. CRT Providers and Manufacturers,. Late this past Friday CMS posted instructions to Medicare providers for billing accessories used with Group 3 Complex Power Wheelchairs in light of the "one year delay" passed by Congress at the end of 2015. The text of the announcement is as follows:. Implementation of Section 2 of the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (PAMPA). The Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (PAMPA) was recently signed into law. Section 2 of PAMPA mandates that adjustments to the 2016 Medicare fee schedule amounts for certain durable medical equipment (DME) based on information from competitive bidding programs not be applied to wheelchair accessories (including seating systems) and seat and back cushions furnished in connection with Group 3 complex rehabilitative power wheelchairs. Group 3 complex rehabilitative power wheelchair bases are currently described by codes K0848 through K0864 of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System ...
In this paper, a reinforcement learning (RL)-based Sarsa temporal-difference (TD) algorithm is applied to search for a unified bidding and operation strategy for a coal-fired power plant with monoethanolamine (MEA)-based post-combustion carbon capture under different carbon dioxide (CO2) allowance market conditions. The objective of the decision maker for the power plant is to maximize the discounted cumulative profit during the power plant lifetime. Two constraints are considered for the objective formulation. Firstly, the tradeoff between the energy-intensive carbon capture and the electricity generation should be made under presumed fixed fuel consumption. Secondly, the CO2 allowances purchased from the CO2 allowance market should be approximately equal to the quantity of CO2 emission from power generation. Three case studies are demonstrated thereafter. In the first case, we show the convergence of the Sarsa TD algorithm and find a deterministic optimal bidding and operation strategy. In the ...
Whats on the horizon for brand bidding in PPC? Columnist Lori Weiman wraps up her 8-part series on brand bidding by looking to the near future and discussing trends that search marketers can capitalize on.
A new method of paying for some items of medical equipment and supplies means that Medicare beneficiaries who use those items in ten select regions of the country will see average savings of 26 percent. The savings will be realized through the first round of a new competitive bidding program that will be used to…
Tendering methods: the bidding procedures shall be carried out in accordance with the prescribed bidding procedures, and the public tender, sealed bid, open bid uncovering and fair comment are carried out.. Bidding content: a waste heat boiler, vertical, horizontal scour forced circulation (boiling layer cooler tube group as a natural cycle). See details of the technical instructions for the procurement of tender documents.. If you are willing to participate, you may bring your business license, special equipment manufacturing license and safety production license (copy original) to the bidding unit for registration and consultation.. Schedule of bidding work:. ...
East Village is a neighbourhood in East London that was designed and constructed as the Olympic Village of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and has been converted for use as a new residential district, complete with independent shops, bars and restaurants. The area was formerly contaminated waste land and industrial buildings to the north of Stratford. As part of the regeneration programme within the bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Olympic Village design to house the athletes was based on reusing the buildings after the games as a new residential district for Stratford. Through a competitive bidding process, the then Labour British government chose a proposal by Lend Lease Project Management & Construction which covered financing and construction of both the Olympic Village and part of the London Olympics Media Centre. This would both provide accommodation for 24,000 athletes, and afterwards provide a mix of low cost and private residential housing, within a community that would comprise ...
The legislature agreed. After a competitive bidding process, the state awarded Ward, Dewey, and Company of Galveston a fifteen-year lease of the prison in exchange for $325,000 ($5.5 million in 2009 dollars) spread out over the period of the lease. The state would retain a three-man oversight board and hire a chaplain, a physician, and a state inspector who would submit a monthly report to the governor. Ward-Dewey made immediate improvements to the safety and sanitation of the prison. Within the first year, the company had torn down the old wooden shop buildings and constructed new fire-safe brick workshops, an infirmary, 40 new cells, and a new kitchen and dining hall that could double as a chapel on Sundays. They also put the prisoners back to work. By the end of 1872, about one-third of the convicts were laboring on railroad construction crews, while the remaining two-thirds were busy inside the prisons walls, making cotton and wool garments, shoes and boots, wagons, and furniture and ...
K-V Pharmaceutical Co. on Wednesday received a bankruptcy judge’s approval of its reorganization plan that will allow it to exit the Chapter 11 process and continue its business following a competitive bidding process.
Italys government finally cleared the way for the auction in May of a third license to operate cellular phones in the country. The start of the bidding process arrives after repeated calls by the European Union for Italy to open up its market.
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This Sale is GST Exclusive. This Sale has a Variable Buyers Premium where the percentage of buyers premium will change once a bid price of $1000 or more is reached. This Sale has a Variable Buyers Premium where the percentage of buyers premium will change once a bid price of $1000 or more is reached. A 20% Buyers Premium applies when the bidding is less than $1000, moving to 13.5% buyers premium once the bidding reaches $1000 to $9999, moving to 7.5% buyers premium once the bidding reaches $10,000 to $49,999, moving to 5% buyers premium once the bidding reaches $50,000 or more. The Buyers Premium will be added to your final bid price For example: Successful Bid Price is $50,000 + 5% Buyers Premium = $55,500.00+ 10% GST = $57,750.00. or. Successful Bid Price is $10,000 + 7.5% Buyers Premium = $10,750.00+ 10% GST = $11,825.00. or. Successful Bid Price is $1,000 + 13.5% Buyers Premium = $1,135.00+ 10% GST = $1,248.50. or. Successful Bid Price is $100 + 20% Buyers Premium = $120.00 +10% GST = ...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California metropolitan area as the first of two locations for a competitive bidding demonstration for clinical laboratory services provided to fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries.
409.912 Cost-effective purchasing of health care.-The agency shall purchase goods and services for Medicaid recipients in the most cost-effective manner consistent with the delivery of quality medical care. To ensure that medical services are effectively utilized, the agency may, in any case, require a confirmation or second physicians opinion of the correct diagnosis for purposes of authorizing future services under the Medicaid program. This section does not restrict access to emergency services or poststabilization care services as defined in 42 C.F.R. part 438.114. Such confirmation or second opinion shall be rendered in a manner approved by the agency. The agency shall maximize the use of prepaid per capita and prepaid aggregate fixed-sum basis services when appropriate and other alternative service delivery and reimbursement methodologies, including competitive bidding pursuant to s. 287.057, designed to facilitate the cost-effective purchase of a case-managed continuum of care. The ...
409.912 Cost-effective purchasing of health care.-The agency shall purchase goods and services for Medicaid recipients in the most cost-effective manner consistent with the delivery of quality medical care. To ensure that medical services are effectively utilized, the agency may, in any case, require a confirmation or second physicians opinion of the correct diagnosis for purposes of authorizing future services under the Medicaid program. This section does not restrict access to emergency services or poststabilization care services as defined in 42 C.F.R. s. 438.114. Such confirmation or second opinion shall be rendered in a manner approved by the agency. The agency shall maximize the use of prepaid per capita and prepaid aggregate fixed-sum basis services when appropriate and other alternative service delivery and reimbursement methodologies, including competitive bidding pursuant to s. 287.057, designed to facilitate the cost-effective purchase of a case-managed continuum of care. The agency ...
horizontal agreements among competitors to refuse to discuss prices, National Soc. of Professional Engineers v. United States, 435 U.S. 679, 692 (1978), or to withhold a particular desired service, FTC v. Indiana Federation of Dentists, 476 U.S. 447, 459 (1986) (quoting National Soc. of Professional Engineers, supra, at 692). In each of these cases, which have formed the basis for what has come to be called abbreviated or quick-look analysis under the rule of reason, an observer with even a rudimentary understanding of economics could conclude that the arrangements in question would have an anticompetitive effect on customers and markets. In National Collegiate Athletic Assn., the league s television plan expressly limited output (the number of games that could be televised) and fixed a minimum price. 468 U.S., at 99 100. In National Soc. of Professional Engineers, the restraint was an absolute ban on competitive bidding. 435 U.S., at 692. In Indiana Federation of Dentists, the restraint was a ...
David Coté, of the South Kingstown Republican party, is once again in the local news. This time, he is not calling for the removal of several million dollars from the local school budget in his and the republican partys utterly inept effort to force competitive bidding on health care insurance for teachers, nor for successfully agitating for a referendum for a $500,000 cut, but instead recommending that the town would be better off giving the $10,000 budgeted to pay for the referendum to the Chamber of Commerce. Why would the town management, that has successfully held low the municipal cost increases each year to counter the ever increasing burden of the costs associated with federal and state mandated but unfunded educational programs want to give $10,000 to the Chamber of Commerce? The same Chamber of Commerce that recently spent almost $700,000 on new office space? The same Chamber of Commerce that is supported by the 700 businesses it promotes. David Cote should not be on page one of the ...
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Wednesday began with a lot of questions for the Keeneland Association, mostly surrounding what effect the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. on Tuesday would have on resumption of the September Yearling Sale. By the end of the day, the sales company in Lexington, Ky. had gotten affirmation that the right decision had been made. There was competitive bidding between buyers from North America, Europe, and Middle Eastern countries during the session, which was highlighted by a Storm Cat colt sold for $6.4 million.. ...
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Interested bidders may obtain further information from the BAC Secretariat and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below during office hours. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be acquired by interested Bidders on February 25, 2015 until March 17, 2015 from the address given below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents as mentioned above pursuant to the latest Guidelines issued by the GPPB. It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Province of Cebu, provided that Bidders shall pay the nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids ...
Major League Baseball is withdrawing its proposal for a new bidding system with Japan, making it uncertain whether prized pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be on the market this offseason. MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred said Japanese officials had not acted quickly enough on MLB's proposal for
2. Procedure for selection of Organizer for the Chess Olympiad and FIDE Congress. 2.1 FIDE shall open its bidding procedure no later than five years before the event is scheduled to commence.. 2.2 All bids must be submitted on the prescribed bidding form and submitted to the FIDE Secretariat.. 2.3 Upon receipt of the bidding form, Presidential Board shall assign two officials to inspect the relevant facilities.. 2.4 The candidate organizer shall be required to fill up a Memorandum of Understanding (published on the FIDE website when the bidding is opened). The MOU shall be signed by the candidate organizer, sealed and sent by registered mail to the FIDE Secretariat within four weeks of the departure of the inspectors.. 2.5 The inspectors shall submit a joint evaluation report to the Presidential Board signed by both the inspectors.. 2.6 Four years before the scheduled Olympiad, the General Assembly shall made its final decision as well as to rank the three candidate organizers in order of the ...
The Chicago Cubs are supposedly putting their best foot and checkbook forward in trying to lure Japanese hurler Masahiro Tanaka to ply his wares on Chicagos North Side, but there is no chance at all that he accepts - and the Cubs know it.. On its face, the bidding is idiotic. The Cubs have no chance to win in 2014 and 2015 - zero. Why would the Cubs spend $20+ million per year for a pitcher who might help them win 73 games instead of 64?. After purging tens of millions from a payroll loaded with expensive mediocrity, the Cubs now boast a roster filled with cheap mediocrity, and thats the way owner Tom Ricketts likes it.. ...Tanaka will sign with a team that consistently demonstrates a desire to win, and the Cubs take a backseat to no one in their aversion to onfield success. The Cubs will publicly lament their loss, but privately celebrate another offseason of reducing payroll under the guise of building the farm system.. Fans will pay outrageous ticket prices to drink beer at Wrigley Field, ...
TRBs National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 801: Proposed Practice for Alternative Bidding of Highway Drainage Systems explores the application of a performance-based process for selection of drainage pipe systems. The selection process is based on satisfying performance criteria for the drainage system while considering the full range of suitable pipe materials.
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Oneabe is a free online bidding site offering best auctions and known as beat penny auction site , here we conduct Free Online Auction and oneabe is one of the best Online Auction Sites. We also offer free international auction. Presently we are bidding on thunder-Quadband Dual SIM Wifi Touchscreen World and on superb LCD Home theatre media projector and so on. We do our auctions category wise. As here you would see a plethora of options and catalogs within which you can choose whatever is of your choice and need and participate in bidding as well as can buy them. We offer categories like Antiques and art, automobile & bikes, survival kits, businesses for sale, clothing and accessories, coins and collectibles and much more. We are known as a penny auction site worldwide.Under the category of antique and art we offer 20th century antiques ranging from 1920s till modern , architectural antiques like garden antiques and others, under the wing of Art we offer contemporary art, drawings, paintings, ...
REALITY: Patient copayments for home medical equipment have fallen dramatically for many years along with decreasing home medical equipment reimbursement rates. A bipartisan bill in the House, H.R. 3790, would eliminate the bidding program in a fiscally responsible manner by reducing home medical reimbursements to offset savings that the bid program would have realized. So the effect of that bill, which has 179 cosponsors so far, would be a further reduction in copayments for Medicare patients. Moreover, most beneficiaries have Medigap policies that cover copayments, so insurance companies will be the primary beneficiary of the lower copayments. More importantly, low copayments come at a great cost in terms of reduced access and service. The bidding program will trigger a race to the bottom in terms of care for seniors and people with disabilities. The bid program will ultimately increase doctor visits, hospital stays, and nursing home admissions, which in turn will increase copayments and other ...
A method and system for conducting, managing and executing over a communication network, an auction of claims or assets to buyers having expressed interest in purchasing claims or assets is presented. The method includes placing an indication of the availability of at least one of said assets at a remote site, wherein said indication is accessible by each of said buyers over said network, notifying at least one buyer predeterminedly expressing interest in items contained within said claims or assets of the availability of said at least one claim or asset, determining a market value of said at least one claim or asset based on historical data of same or similar claims or assets, dynamically adjusting the market value, conducting an interactive bidding process, notifying one of the bidding buyers of acceptance of a corresponding bid when said bid satisfies predetermined criteria, and recording the accepted bid.
The 2015 Australian Football League draft consisted of the various periods where the 18 clubs in the Australian Football League (AFL) can trade and recruit players following the completion of the 2015 AFL season. Additions to each clubs playing list are not allowed at any other time during the year. The key dates for the trading and drafting periods were: Academy players to be nominated by 15 September. With a bidding process held on 24 November along with father-son selections during the national draft. The free agency offer period; held between 9 October and 18 October. Three further free agency periods are held for delisted players, between 31 October and 9 November, 11 November to 20 November, and 25 November to 26 November. The trade period; held between 12 October and 22 October. The 2015 national draft; held on 24 November at the Adelaide Convention Centre, which, for the first time, included live bidding for academy and father-son selections. The 2016 pre-season draft; which was to be ...
This Sale is GST Exclusive. This Sale has a Variable Buyers Premium where the percentage of buyers premium will change once a bid price of $1000 or more is reached. A 20% Buyers Premium applies when the bidding is less than $1000, moving to 13.5% premium once the bidding reaches $1000 or more. The Buyers Premium will be added to your final bid price.. For Example:. Successful Bid Price is $100 + 20% Buyers Premium = $120 +10% GST = Invoice Total of $132.00. Successful Bid Price is $1000 + 13.5% Buyers Premium = $1135 +10% GST = Invoice Total of $1248.50. Product Condition - Please refer to the individual lot description for product condition. Most lots have pictures assigned to them. These should be taken as a guide only. Payment - Invoice totals exceeding $5000 must be paid by direct deposit within 2 days of auction closing. Contact [email protected] for an exact invoice total. For invoices totalling less than $5000, your credit card will be debited within 2 days of auction closing. To ...
The Crown Commercial Service, which is part of the Cabinet Office, has published a new PQQ policy note (13-page / 721KB PDF) which central government departments will have to refer to when running most procurements. The new questionnaire does not apply to construction procurements.. PQQs are documents that prospective suppliers are often required to fill out as part of the process of bidding for contracts. Details supplied in PQQs help bodies looking to award a contract to assess which businesses to invite to formally bid for those contracts.. The new PQQ will require suppliers to disclose information about their compliance with a number of legal obligations. Contracting authorities can automatically exclude suppliers from bidding for work if their company or people in positions of control have been convicted of fraud, bribery or corruption, among other offences.. In addition, suppliers must disclose other information, including whether or not they are subject to insolvency proceedings and if ...
Return Of The Auction Deposits. Rockwell, Mark; Vaughan, Allyson; Bassuener, Kristy // Wireless Week;4/1/2002, Vol. 8 Issue 13, p1 Reports that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission would return deposits put down by carriers on disputed spectrum licenses. Reaction of Conrad Bagne of Alaska Native Wireless to the decision; Percent of each bidders down payment that the agency would retain; Worth of Verizon Wireless... ...
All items are displayed and numbered, with a corresponding sheet to go with each item. Each item has a starting bid amount (which is low). Youll write in your name and your bid amount. Each item increments in bids by a minimum at $1 with some item having $5, $10 or $20 increments depending on the total value of the item being auction. Remember, this is a FUNDRAISER for a great cause and your money goes to Convoy of Hope and is tax deductible. If you try to increment the bid in the amounts other than stated, the bid falls back to last person to properly increment the bid. You can see what everyone else is bidding and that is where the fun comes in! We can have our own Storage Wars! The Auction is open to the general public, anyone can come in and bid on an item, not just crop attendees. At EXACTLY 4p, all bidding will stop, pens down, back away from the table. :-) We will then announce who has won each item. You will need to pay for it to take it, we accept cash, checks, credit cards (VISA, ...
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Donington hosted the British Motorcycle Grand Prix for 23 years before losing it to Silverstone when the East Midlands track fell into disrepair following a failed bid to host Formula One.. Silverstone, which has become a popular track with MotoGP riders, this year activated a break clause in its Formula One contract that cast uncertainty over the future of that race after 2019.. Stuart Pringle, the circuits managing director, told Reuters on Wednesday that the MotoGP contract came down to Donington or Silverstone.. He said that, while ultimately the decision may come down to money, Silverstone had shown Dorna it could stage a secure event with grandstand seating for 75,000 spectators.. Pringle expected a decision within weeks but said he was also very relaxed about the possibility of losing the MotoGP race.. "These events have to make economic sense," he said. "Its not business critical whereas haemorrhaging money on promoters fees does become critical.". John Grant, the chairman of the ...
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The National Nuclear Security Administration will make a selection decision in early November on the consolidated contract to manage and operate the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge and Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas, officials said.. The contract, which could be worth up to $22.8 billion over 10 years, was initially awarded in January, but it has been held up by bid protests. The NNSA is hoping to avoid a third round of protests and has asked the three bidding teams if they are willing to share confidential information to help avoid challenges "based on incomplete information and suspicions that are unfounded.". In a statement this week, the NNSA, a separate agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, said its technical experts have finished evaluating the offers in response to corrective action taken in June, and federal officials will give each bidding team a debriefing. The three teams are Integrated Nuclear Production Solutions LLC of Oak Ridge; Nuclear Production Partners ...
When a business succession plan involves the sale of the business to a third party, the buyer is often concerned about staying out of a bidding war. Of course, the buyer wants to avoid a bidding war to ensure that the price is not bid up. Therefore, a buyer will often request the seller to enter into an exclusivity and standstill agreement, sometimes called a "no-shop" agreement. Clearly, if the seller is not subject to a standstill agreement, the buyer may find that there are other buyers in the wings and therefore there is more pressure to increase the price and close the deal quickly. This situation will favour the seller and the smart buyer will therefore ask the seller to sign a standstill agreement to ensure this does not happen. Continue reading →. ...
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AUCTIONEERS NOTE USE THE MAXBID FEATURE. JUST ENTER YOUR MAXIMUM PRICE WHEN BIDDING, AND MAXBID WILL BID ON YOUR BEHALF - USING ONLY WHAT IT NEEDS TO KEEP YOU THE WINNER. THE MAXBID FEATURE IS THE SUREST WAY TO WIN THE ITEMS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICE. THE MAXBID FEATURE IS PARTICULARLY USEFUL WHEN YOU ARE BIDDING ON MULTIPLE ITEMS OR IN AN EVENT WITH 100S OR 1000S OF LOTS. ...
Major league teams that want to negotiate with the star pitcher Yu Darvish must post bids by Wednesday, and there are no guarantees of success.
We are pleased to welcome the newest members of the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry team.* We would also like to bid farewell to our faculty and staff members who have retired. The list below includes all the new staff and faculty members, as well as retirees from September to December 2013. We look forwarding to celebrating our new faculty, staff and retirees in The Pulse on a quarterly basis.. ...
Icelands Actavis has pulled out of the race to buy the generics unit of Merck KGaA, saying that the price needed to acquire the firm has risen too high. - News - PharmaTimes
Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 -- EmLogis, a leading provider of automated employee scheduling software, today announced the addition of a new online
Paul Allen has purchased a lot of things since leaving Microsoft...several sports teams, stadiums, and a large chunk of downtown Seattle are but a few of the software pioneers acquisitions. Were nonetheless a bit shocked to catch wind of the billionaires most recent target. It seems that Mr.
In order to go head-to-head with streaming giant Netflix, local TV players across the globe are banding together to challenge the multinational business.
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Area division December 2013 to 2015. In December 2013 420 kV Sima-Samnanger are planned to be commissioned. The background for establishing area NO5 in March 2010 was the foreseen energy deficit area in Western part of Norway. The area NO5 has also been useful to handle congestions during surplus situations, especially in periods with high production in small scale hydro power plants.. Statnetts assessment is that import capacity after the commissioning of Sima-Samnanger is high enough to avoid an energy deficit situation, but still export situations could lead to long-term congestions. Increase in the number of small scale hydro power plants will worsen the congestions. With Sima-Samnanger the congestion is expected to occur closer to the Oslo region than the situation today. NO5 will consequently be larger than today, with the following interface to other areas:. NO5-NO1, with the first mentioned node in NO5:. 420 kV Dagali-Ringerike. 420 kV Nore1-Sylling. 420 kV Usta-Ådal. 300 kV ...
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A couple of weeks ago, a prominent dot-com warrior gave me a hot tip about Google: the next big move of the search phenom would be an assault on eBay. Think about it. Millions visit the Google site daily; why not let them search for items offered by sellers? The company already knows auctions, since it uses a bidding process for ads that accompany its search results. And eBay might be vulnerable, since it recently angered its sellers by raising commissions. The move would be straight out of the Art of War playbook apparently distributed by venture capitalists to all ambitious entrepreneurs.But when I floated this theory to Googles CEO, Eric Schmidt, the valley veteran who joined the company in 2001, he just laughed. Its a perfectly reasonable question, but it doesnt compute here, he says. If I said at a meeting, Are we going to enter eBays space? everyone would look at me and say, Why? They do a fine job. The genius of Google is that we find new ways to solve problems that were never solved
A frequent critic of Baltimore's contract bidding process has filed a lawsuit claiming Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other members of the Board of Estimates have acted discriminatorily and outright corruptly by awarding contracts to large firms without considering minority contractors.
After the engineer has set your specifications and watched your project, have an independent testing firm do a job analysis and report prior to final payment. This may save money and grief later, even though it will cost a small fee up front. You will have peace of mind.. Early in the bidding process, ask your contractor how he will be dealing with any problems that occur, and make sure its included, in writing, into the contract. Every system will require maintenance, some for minor blemishes and some for leaks. Know where you stand ahead of time.. Most system warranties cover labor and materials for repairs during the warranty period. They do cost you up front, but they protect you down the road. I dont know how many times Ive lost a project to someone who offered an association no warranty and were slightly cheaper on a $300,000-$400,000 job, only to be called six months later to make corrections since the company who completed the work will not return the associations calls. The sad ...
After the engineer has set your specifications and watched your project, have an independent testing firm do a job analysis and report prior to final payment. This may save money and grief later, even though it will cost a small fee up front. You will have peace of mind.. Early in the bidding process, ask your contractor how he will be dealing with any problems that occur, and make sure its included, in writing, into the contract. Every system will require maintenance, some for minor blemishes and some for leaks. Know where you stand ahead of time.. Most system warranties cover labor and materials for repairs during the warranty period. They do cost you up front, but they protect you down the road. I dont know how many times Ive lost a project to someone who offered an association no warranty and were slightly cheaper on a $300,000-$400,000 job, only to be called six months later to make corrections since the company who completed the work will not return the associations calls. The sad ...
J Patrick Bennett, the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of Racing in New York, wasnt kidding when he said that he wanted to get the bidding process done and over with. Its an all-out sprint to the wire for prospective bidders, and theres no time for them to be Lost in the Fog regarding the complex Request for Proposals (RFP) that were issued yesterday. The proposals are due by August 15, and the bidders have to identify themselves as such by June 30. That deadline is unfortunate timing particularly for NYRA, who will be running the Saratoga meeting at that time. Bidders will have to consider no less than six different scenarios: There are three hypothetical circumstances offered regarding changes in NY racing law, ranging from none, to a complete consolidation of the regional OTBs into a single entity including representatives of all the state tracks, including harness. Then, bidders are asked to consider each of those with and without slots at Belmont Park ...
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BBYOs engagement of the Center to conduct a risk assessment was one of the most valuable processes undertaken over the past five years. Numerous programmatic and procedural changes were recommended and have since been implemented. Additionally, dozens (literally) of insurance coverage gaps were identified that would never have been without the work of the Center. This assessment led to a broker bidding process that resulted in BBYOs selection of a new broker that we have been extremely satisfied with. I unconditionally recommend the Center for their consultative services.. ...
A suburban manufacturer of electric lighting units is blowing its fuse, and as an outlet is in federal court, alleging the city of Chicago, a municipal financing group and an energy service provider short-circuited the bidding process for a huge public lighting modernization project, to exclude the manufacturers lights in favor of General Electric products.
The Tustin Unified School District will ask the state Department of Education for approval to seek potential buyers of a surplus school site without going through the state-mandated bidding process.
The Ramsey County Board agreed Tuesday to solicit preliminary approvals for architects for a $1.1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium at a former munitions site in Arden Hills.. The board voted 4-3 to go ahead and find out which architects are interested in building a new stadium. They approved what is called a request for qualifications, which precedes a request for bids. The request for qualifications seeks to approve architects and make the bidding process easier -- if it comes to that.. Supporters said the vote sends a message that Ramsey County is an eager partner with the Vikings. Detractors said the Vikings should seek architects on their own.. Lester Bagley, the Vikings vice president of stadium development, hailed the action Tuesday before a group of Twin Cities business leaders and reiterated the teams view that the Arden Hills site is ideal.. Our fans like this site. They want this site, he told members of the Association for Corporate Growth at a luncheon in downtown ...
The collapse of the West Coast Main Line bidding process has once again sparked calls in some quarters to renationalise Britains railways - 17 years after they were privatised. Two experts argue for and against.
An electronic marketplace allows owners of unused Internet domain names to lease the domain names using a bidding process. The system allows owners to monetize domain names and lessees to obtain customers who are redirected from targeted domain names.
Whether you are a buyer or a seller, this online auction tool can streamline and automate the transactions you make through eBay. Auction Sentry automates bidding by placing your bid as close to the end of the auction as possible (referred to as "sniping"). The intuitive interface displays your auctions in a color-coded grid, indicating which auctions you are winning, which you have been out-bid on, and which you have set up a snipe bid for ...
It also suggests bidding in next month?s FCC auction of 90Mhz of wireless spectrum suitable for 3G services will be fierce and attract attention not just from established wireless carriers, but also new entrants such as technology companies and satellite operators. ?The auction of a massive amount of spectrum in late June could alter the balance of power in the US wireless services industry ? now dominated by three or four companies,? said analysts at Lehman Brothers.. The filing on Wednesday by the cable consortium and Sprint Nextel does not commit the group to a bid in the auction on June 29, but is necessary for a chance to bid.. Other interested parties also needed to register by the end of the day. Mr Britt said Time Warner would ?be very disciplined? about deciding whether to enter the spectrum auction. Other members of the consortium, which was formed with Sprint in November, include Cox Communications and Advance/Newhouse Communications.. The auction covers wireless airwaves across the ...
SHARON, Pa. (WYTV) - If you have always wanted to get your hands on some authentic Quaker Steak and Lube antiques, now is your chance.. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) purchased the old Quaker Steak and Lube Warehouse in Sharon. Everything inside has to go and is being put up for auction.. Inside are items like a classic Corvette, neon Quaker Steak and Lube signs and wall hangings.. PennDOT is expecting a lot of interest in the auction.. You can view the items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the warehouse, located at 130 South Dock Street in Sharon.. You can also find items available for auction online. Online bidding is underway, and it will wrap up on October 31.. ...
The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit competitive applications from eligible organizations for funding from the California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division (CDPH/MCAH) to implement the California Personal Responsibility Education Program (CA PREP). Due to the uncertainty of future Federal allocations, only one year of funding (State Fiscal Year 2018-19) is available for allocation at this time. This allocation comes from unspent funding from previous Federal PREP awards and may not be available in the future. Should Federal PREP funding be extended or reauthorized for future years, a separate competitive RFA will be released. ...
Pearson, Matthew; Schipper, Burkhard C. (2013-03-01). "Menstrual cycle and competitive bidding". Games and Economic Behavior. ... It was found that when a woman experiences a natural cycle bids are significantly more, than the bids of men, across the whole ... Chen, Yan; Katuščák, Peter; Ozdenoren, Emre (2013-01-01). "Why canʼt a woman bid more like a man?". Games and Economic Behavior ... Research into control of spending habits across the cycle observed a significant degree of variability with regard to bidding ...
Competitive Bidding. Bridge Tutor. New York: Roin. 32 pp. Truscott, Alan (1968). Defensive Bidding. Bridge Tutor. Roin. 32 pp. ... Truscott, Alan (1968). No Trump Bidding. Bridge Tutor. Roin. 32 pp. Truscott, Alan (1968). Slam Bidding. Bridge Tutor. Roin. 32 ... ISBN 0-312-33107-X. ISBN 0-312-29090-X (paper). Rosenkranz, George; Truscott, Alan (1982). Modern Ideas in Bidding. Louisville ... Truscott, Alan (1968). Suit Bidding. Bridge Tutor. Roin. 32 pp. Truscott, Alan (1961). Bridge: Successful Play from First ...
Competitive Bidding. Grounds for Denial of Admission. 5 - Failed - Interest Rates Allowable. 6 - Failed - Bills and Statutes- ...
Competitive Bidding. Cassell, London. Flint, Jeremy, and David Greenwood. 1980. Instructions for the Defence. The Bodley Head, ... They devised the Flint-Pender bidding system. He was also a collaborator of Terence Reese on the Little Major bidding system, ... the pair using the Little Major bidding system. Flint made two main points, over and above those made by Reese in his book: 1. ... and the author of several popular bidding conventions. Flint was bridge editor of The Times, author of some significant books, ...
Cuebid, cue bid, or cue-bid A bid of the opponents' suit in a competitive auction. Usually a conventional, forcing bid that ... Control-bid A bid that shows control of a particular suit. Often a cue bid, but not all cue bids are control-bids. Convenient ... Defensive bidding A bid or sequence of bids designed to hinder the opponents' bidding, including sacrifices. All bidding by the ... Free bid A bid that is made when a pass would still allow partner to make a bid. Normally used of a bid that is made after ...
... and open competitive bidding demonstrated a fair selection of contractors. Since competitive lump-sum bidding required complete ... Thomsen FAIA FCMAA, Chuck; Sanders, Sid (2011). "Emergence of Competitive Bidding". Program Management 2.0. McLean VA: ... Even the traditional design-bid-build process can use Fast-Track concepts by bidding separate general construction contracts ... competitive bids for those phases of the work, overlapping the design and construction activities. For instance, the CM might ...
Landy, Sandra (2003). Really Easy Competitive Bidding. Really Easy Bridge. Landy, Sandra (2004). Really Easy Slams. Really Easy ... In England at least, she was known for the "Landy Game Try" - not a convention, but an axiom - "First you bid game - then, you ... As part of this, she developed an Acol-based bidding system called "Standard English", intended to be easy for beginners to ... Landy, Sandra (2001). Really Easy Bidding - "by Bridge for All and Sandra Landy". Really Easy Bridge: Standard English ...
Now consider competitive bidding. Suppose that West opens 1♠, North overcalls 2♥ and East passes. South holds ♠ 854 ♥ 6 ♦ ... Bids between the overcall and the cue-bid may be treated as natural and forcing; transfer bids are available to handle weaker ... It is when South wants to sign off by bidding 2♠ directly that the smallest amount of bidding space is needed, but that bid ... forcing new-suit bid below the cue-bid. Those who play transfer advances of overcalls usually agree that the transfer bids ...
Bridge: TNT and Competitive Bidding (1981) was probably the first major book on this topic. In the introduction the authors ... a one level bid 8 = a two level bid 9 = a three level bid .... etc. An alternative way to look at this is that the bid should ... responder bids 2♥. With only 5 losers and a fit, a slam is likely so responder may bid straight to 6♥ if preemptive bidding ... Most bidding systems are based upon the premise that a better than average hand is required to open the bidding; 12 HCP is ...
LoTT is said to be most accurate when the HCP are fairly evenly divided between the two sides and the bidding is competitive. ... Derived from LoTT, this principle assists players in judging the level to which they should bid in a competitive situation. At ... Payne and Amsbury's Bridge: TNT and Competitive Bidding (1981) may have been the first major book on the topic. In the ... It is of most value in competitive bidding situations where the HCP are divided roughly equally between the partnerships. ...
Milgrom, Paul (1979a). The Structure of Information in Competitive Bidding. New York: Garland Press. (Ph.D. Dissertation) ... doi:10.1016/0304-4068(82)90008-8. Milgrom, Paul & Robert Weber (1982b). "A Theory of Auctions and Competitive Bidding". ... Milgrom, Paul (1981b). "Rational Expectations, Information Acquisition, and Competitive Bidding". Econometrica. 49 (4): 921-943 ... Milgrom and Wilson proposed a simultaneous ascending bid auction with discrete bidding rounds, which "promised to provide much ...
... competitive bids; incorporated annual and quarterly reports; equity offerings of nonreporting registrants; registration on Form ... larger and more competitive entity. The resulting companies have not succeeded in general. These items are thus rarely seen in ... earnings and competitive position of the registrant and its subsidiaries. Item 103 requires a registrant to briefly describe ...
First, the bill would try to create a process for competitive bidding among solar developers. Second, it would create a solar ... According to Utility DIVE, "The legislation proposes a competitive bidding process for independent solar developers that ... "procure renewable energy at a competitive rate." Utility companies would then be allowed to compete and bid against third-party ... Subsequently, they would bid the generation into New England electricity markets. This arrangement could last existing net ...
Construction contracts are awarded through competitive bidding. The contractor which submits the lowest responsive and ... The professional procurement staff performs specialized contracting, bid/proposal administration, and bid security for all ... All construction projects, over $25,000, out for bid are listed on the DGS website and on eMaryland Marketplace. All relevant ... The GPSSB will then authorize a Negotiation Committee to negotiate a fair, competitive and reasonable fee with the most ...
Much of his research has been centered on the theory and practice of competitive bidding and auction design. His 1982 paper, "A ... Milgrom, Paul R.; Weber, Robert J. (1982). "A Theory of Auctions and Competitive Bidding". Econometrica. 50 (5): 1089-1122. doi ... Theory of Auctions and Competitive Bidding", co-authored with Paul Milgrom, is considered a seminal work in the field. In that ... Since 1993, he has represented private clients during both the rule-making and bidding phases of the FCC's sale of licenses of ...
Both leases were issued without competitive bidding. This manner of leasing was legal under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920. ... Teapot Dome in Wyoming and two other locations in California to private oil companies at low rates without competitive bidding ...
Milgrom, P.; Weber, R. (1982). "A theory of auctions and competitive bidding". Econometrica. 50 (5): 1089-1122. doi:10.2307/ ... First-price sealed-bid auctions are when a single bid is made by all bidding parties and the single highest bidder wins, and ... and each bid is confidential. A bidding fee auction (also known as a penny auction) requires customers to pay for bids, which ... If a bidder makes a very high bid, they may have to pay that price, but if they make a low bid there is a chance that they will ...
Milgrom, Paul R.; Weber, Robert J. (1982). "A Theory of Auctions and Competitive Bidding". Econometrica. 50 (5): 1089. doi: ... A Vickrey auction is a sealed-bid auction, where all buyers submit their bids in advance, the highest bidder wins and pays the ... Suppose the auctioneer in a Vickrey auction sees all the bids, and calculates the maximum bid v max {\displaystyle v_{\max ... since all other bids are lower. This, in turn, makes them to decrease their bids below their true value, and decreases the ...
Milgrom, Paul R.; Robert J. Weber (September 1982). "A Theory of Auctions and Competitive Bidding". Econometrica. The ... He showed that for any given reserve price, equilibrium bids from first-price auctions can be used to identify the expected ... and Shneyerov have shown that the dynamic matching and bargaining market is nevertheless approximately competitive as the time ...
Milgrom, Paul and Robert Weber (1982). "A Theory of Auctions and Competitive Bidding". Econometrica (Econometrica, Vol. 50, No ... All of the bids are interpreted as package bids; and the final auction outcome is determined using a core selecting mechanism. ... The proxy agent then bids in an ascending auction with package bidding on behalf of the real bidder, iteratively submitting the ... The auction is conducted with negligibly small bid increments. After each round, provisionally winning bids are determined that ...
Maynilad incurred high costs, in part because it awarded contracts to affiliates of Suez without competitive bidding. It also ... saying its bid was much higher than the extremely low bid submitted by Ayala, and that its bid was very close to the two other ... Maynilad's bid had a more realistic 10.4 percent rate of return in its bid had from the beginning.[8] The return on equity has ... The concessions would be awarded to the prequalified bidders submitting the lowest tariff, i.e. competitive bidding. The ...
RNC Needs Competitive Bidding". Breitbart.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2013-01-17. "Maine's Willis ...
Also, not all contracts are awarded through competitive bidding. For example, in 2012 the Barcelona metropolitan authority ... awarded a 35-year concession worth an estimated €330 million to Agbar without a competitive tender. Roque Gistau, president of ...
David, AK; Wen, Fushuan (16-20 July 2000). Strategic bidding in competitive electricity markets: a literature survey. Power ...
Competitive bidding statutes discourage public sector PLAs from discrimination between non-union and union contractors, as ... "Project Labor Agreements and Competitive Bidding Statutes" Jolie M. Siegel, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and ... Jolie Siegel, PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS AND COMPETITIVE BIDDING STATUTES. University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and ... they can present risks and should only be allowed on projects where they will further the goals of competitive bidding statutes ...
Chung-Cheng Institute of Technology {CCIT} (國防大學-理工學院) from Bade, Taoyuan, Taiwan also look at air transportation in Taiwan ... The admission for these courses features among the most difficult in Brazil, partly due to its competitive Vestibular (similar ...
Federal Communications Commission released a public notice requesting comment on the Commissions use of competitive bidding to ... Competitive Bidding. A Proposed Rule by the Federal Communications Commission on 07/09/1997. ...
If competitive bidding is predicated on supplying equipment at the lowest possible price, something has to give, and that ... And competitive bidding doesnt take these subsequent costs into account.. If competitive bidding is predicated on supplying ... When Competitive Bidding Hurts Patients. DENNIS ROSEN. MAY 15, 2012. Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue ... On the face of it, competitive bidding sounds like a very good idea. If one supplier can provide power wheelchairs or oxygen ...
The Medicare Competitive Bidding Program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) was ... MEDICARE EXPANDING COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM TO SAVE BILLIONS. PROGRAM EXPANDED BY AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ... The bidder education program launched today is designed to guide suppliers through the competitive bidding process and will ... CMS today also launched a comprehensive education program to help guide suppliers through the competitive bidding process. ...
If competitive bidding is disrupting beneficiary access to needed SMBG supplies, then it may follow that one may see increased ... Impact of CMS Competitive Bidding Program on Medicare beneficiary safety and access to diabetes testing supplies: a ... Congress had previously ruled that competitive bidding should have provided at least 50% of the systems on the market, and in ... Competitive Bidding Program for mail-order diabetes testing supplies: product availability survey [article online], 2014. ...
... Physical therapists in 91 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) ... Under the competitive bidding program, DMEPOS suppliers compete to become Medicare contract suppliers. CMS awards contracts to ... under its competitive bidding program. As of July 1, these are the only suppliers from which Medicare beneficiaries in these ...
While engaging in a competitive bidding process may seem like a smart way to handle the problem of governmental waste and ... Profit-Driven Prosecution and the Competitive Bidding Process. 107 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 161 (2017) ... Romero, Maybell, Profit-Driven Prosecution and the Competitive Bidding Process (August 8, 2016). 107 Journal of Criminal Law ... political subdivisions throughout the country frequently hire prosecutors on a part-time basis through a competitive bidding ...
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Heres a list of some posts on competitive bidding, a.k.a ... How competitive bidding is and is not like current Medicare. * ... The worlds simplest explanation of competitive bidding. *The worlds most complex competitive bidding-related idea (not really ... Competitive bidding for Medicare-covered durable medical equipment. *Why traditional Medicare might thrive in a competitive ... Heres a list of some posts on competitive bidding, a.k.a. "competitive pricing". There are others. ...
... the average or typical bid may not be. By the nature of competitive bidding, we are cherry picking the cheapest plan. But ... Thats how competitive bidding saves money. But, at the same time, it permits access to at least one plan with no additional ... It includes data relevant to and simulated results for competitive bidding as if it existed in 2005. I made two of the three ... Lastly, the plan payments under the ACAs exchanges would be and in Medicare Part D are based on competitive bidding schemes. ...
The DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Programs bid evaluation process ensures that there will be a sufficient number of suppliers, ... Competitive bidding contracts and pricing have been in place in Round 1 areas since January 1, 2011, with the current Round 1 ... Under the MMA, the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program was to be phased in so that competition under the program would first ... Prior to the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program, Medicare paid for these DMEPOS items using a fee schedule that is generally ...
CMS Threatens Mandatory Competitive Bidding for State Mental Health Services * Need a wheelchair? New Medicare rules mean fewer ... Controversial Medicare Bid Program Takes Next Step * CMS: Temporary Moratoria on Enrollment of Ambulances Suppliers and ... Comments on its Information Collection Request to Collect Information Regarding the Effectiveness of the Competitive Bidding ...
My head believes competitive bidding can work in theory, but my heart/gut is not so sure in practice. ... As I have said before, Austin has done lots to convince me it is possible for competitive bidding to work with private ... Student: You said that recent work that you had read has made you be more open-minded about competitive bidding in Medicare. ... update: from Austin via email " The point is not that competitive bidding certainly beats a public plan (though it may). The ...
A new survey from the American Association of Diabetes Educators found that Medicares Competitive Bidding Program ... Medicares competitive bidding program reduces access to diabetes testing supplies, survey finds. *Download PDF Copy ... AADE applauds the recent announcement by CMS to delay Round 2019 of the Competitive Bidding Program in hopes that the process ... Evidence continues to show that the competitive bidding process is failing people with diabetes and putting them at unnecessary ...
Because there are two "bids" not one as in most cases of competitive bidding I dont see the incentive to make the initial bid ... A home renovation company gets only one shot at winning the bid.. As I understand it with competitive bidding for Medicare, ... Lets suppose the competitive bidding process STARTS with an MA in the bar that really could do the job for $550 deciding ... Maybe I am dense, but I still dont see how competitive bidding will reduce costs but in a marginal manner (if at all). If ...
Based on the reports of early trials awarding bids for medical equipment in the Medicare Competitive Bidding plan, there ... Based on the reports of early trials awarding bids for medical equipment in the Medicare Competitive Bidding plan, there ... The major concern is in the long term effect when competitive bidding has been expanded to all areas. Questions abound: Will ... Despite the concerns, Medicare proponents intend to rollout the competitive bidding process with a projected savings of $42 ...
... "competitive bidding" system is not competitive, it is a convoluted and opaque form of price fixing. ... CMS Threatens Mandatory Competitive Bidding for State Mental Health Services * Need a wheelchair? New Medicare rules mean fewer ... "Its easy to bid and give a low bid and say youre going to do something and not do it," said Rinker. "I think its going to be ... Medicares Competitive Bidding Program Fails to Offer Diabetes Supplies as Promised No comments ...
... but thats a variant of competitive bidding (anything that relates one plans subsidy to bids of other plans in a way that ... encourages efficiency is a flavor of competitive bidding).. Perhaps Wilensky has supported competitive bidding with a public ... Her comfort with competitive bidding is revealed in a subtle statement on the program - one easy to miss - that she would like ... Wilensky also seems to endorse competitive bidding in Medicare, which, as Ive written, would establish the subsidy level for ...
Proponents of the bidding system have conveyed misleading information that exaggerates the benefits and ignores severe ... have warned Congress that this bidding system will fail.. The experts, who do not otherwise oppose competitive bidding to set ... Medicares Competitive Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment and Services - Proponents of the bidding system have conveyed ... 2011-08-21). Medicares Competitive Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment and Services. Retrieved 2018-02-20, from https ...
Representative Lee Zeldin to expand the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Competitive Bidding Program.. Originally ... 6. State Independence Party Endorses Zeldin In Reelection Bid 27 comments. *7. ESM Will Slash Teaching Staff, Potentially Close ... As a result of their exclusion from the bidding program, such devices and accessories were subject to high prices and limited ... If the bill becomes law, manufacturers of motorized wheelchairs and their accessories would be required to submit a bid to the ...
... previously had estimated that a competitive bidding premium support program for Medicare could save 8 percent of Medicare ... Beyond the scope of their work is the question of how a competitive bidding premium support would alter the rate of growth in ... Out of curiosity, would it be reasonable to expect competitive bidding (with the addition of a public option) to generate even ... Roger Feldman, Robert Coulam, and Bryan Dowd* previously had estimated that a competitive bidding premium support program for ...
L. 108-173), requires CMS to establish and implement competitive bidding programs in competitive bidding areas (CBAs), referred ... Competitive Bidding Program (CBP); adjustments to DMEPOS Fee Schedule amounts using information from competitive bidding for ... CMS Proposed Updates to Policies and Payment Rates for the ESRD PPS, the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program; DMEPOS Fee ... CMS sought ways to improve competitive bidding going forward and worked with market experts to leverage opportunities to ...
... and Michael Chernew examine how plan bids in ... In Competitive Bidding in Medicare: Who Benefits From ... Part D employs a competitive bidding process. Plans have pushed the envelope when it comes to bidding rules in recent years, ... In Competitive Bidding in Medicare: Who Benefits From Competition? (AJMC, ungated), Zirui Song, Mary Beth Landrum, and Michael ... Our findings have potential implications for proposals to expand the role of competitive bidding in Medicare such as the Ryan- ...
CMS has just released the single payment amounts for the Round 2 Recompete of the Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program ... DMEPOS bidding recompete subjects new products to competitive bidding, expands product categories * ... The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor has a variety of related educational materials for suppliers on its website. ... CMS has just released the single payment amounts for the Round 2 Recompete of the Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program ...
Proof-of-concept data for Idenixs lead hepatitis C nucleotide helped drive a competitive bidding process that included AbbVie ... Analysis: Idenix bidding was competitive, driving up the deal value for an eager Merck ... That helped drive a competitive bidding process that included AbbVie ($ABBV) and Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) and resulted in the $ ...
... necessitated by the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act and others are designed to enhance the Commissions competitive bidding ... This document adopts several modifications to the Federal Communications Commissions competitive bidding rules. Some of the ... Updating Competitive Bidding Rules and Procedures A. Tribal Land Bidding Credits in Non-CSEA Auctions 17. The Commission sought ... when the defaulted bid is subject to a bidding credit and the subsequent applicable bid equals or exceeds the defaulted bid, ...
  • CMS is currently evaluating bids received as part of the Round 1 2017 competition, which is scheduled to be implemented on January 1, 2017. (uscopdcoalition.org)
  • Sealed bids are a form of awarding contracts that uses competitive bids and public opening of the sealed bids which leads to the final award of the contract. (studymode.com)
  • In order to award a contract through sealed bids, a few things must occur. (studymode.com)
  • Competitive bidding - Written protests - Notice of contract execution. (wa.gov)
  • 1) "Award" means the formal decision by the state or municipality notifying a responsible bidder with the lowest responsive bid of the state's or municipality's acceptance of the bid and intent to enter into a contract with the bidder. (wa.gov)
  • Not later than the 60th day before the date a school district's current depository contract expires, the district shall choose whether to select a depository through competitive bidding or through requests for proposals. (tasb.org)
  • If a district chooses to use competitive bidding, the district shall, not later than the 30th day before the date the current depository contract expires, mail to each bank in the district and, if desired, to other banks, a notice stating the time and place in which bid applications will be received for selecting a depository or depositories. (tasb.org)
  • Award a contract to each of the banks submitting the tying bids or proposals. (tasb.org)
  • The widest possible base of potential vendors suitable for a specific contract should be invited to bid. (unhcr.org)
  • List of contracts and offers to contract with the state or an instrumentality of the state held, bid or offered by the legislator, a reportable member of her family or a corporation in which any of the above hold a controlling interest. (ncsl.org)
  • Points awarded for contract odd tricks bid and made are entered below the line. (wikipedia.org)
  • Advance sacrifice A sacrifice bid made before the opponents have had an opportunity to determine their optimum contract. (wikipedia.org)
  • In contract bridge, various bidding systems have been devised to enable partners to describe their hands to each other so that they may reach the optimum contract. (wikipedia.org)
  • In contract bridge, the Law of total tricks (abbreviated here as LoTT) is a guideline used to help determine how high to bid in a competitive auction. (wikipedia.org)
  • A "no-bid contract" or "sole source contract" is a contract awarded without competitive bidding. (wikipedia.org)
  • Five-card majors is a contract bridge bidding treatment common to many modern bidding systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bidding rules are nearly the same, although in contract bridge bidding many complex artificial bids and bidding systems have evolved. (wikipedia.org)
  • The bidding, play and laws are the same as contract bridge. (wikipedia.org)
  • Strong Notrump After Passing (SNAP) is a contract bridge bidding convention originated by Jeremy Flint and Tony Priday and is a one notrump bid by a passed hand in response to a one-level opening by his partner. (wikipedia.org)
  • The bidding for the LOH contract came down to Fairchild-Hiller and Hughes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hughes, without telling him, added $3,000 to the bid and thus lost the contract. (wikipedia.org)
  • On 13 July 2011, it was announced that HMP Wolds would be put out to tender in the autumn, accepting bids from private companies and HM Prison Service for the management of the establishment after the current contract with G4S expires. (wikipedia.org)
  • As player, organizer, bidding theorist, magazine editor, and team leader, he was a key figure in the growth of contract bridge in its great boom years of the 1930s. (wikipedia.org)
  • In parallel, a plan to bid out a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contract for a water treatment plant was championed by the city governor Valentina Matvienko, but was abandoned in 2013. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Appellants maintained that the contract between the City and Monsanto for the construction of a pyrolysis plant was null as City did not solicit competitive bidding. (wikipedia.org)
  • In January 1931, Bechtel joined other contractors in the west to form Six Companies, Inc., a consortium created to bid for a contract from the US government to construct the Hoover Dam. (wikipedia.org)
  • During World War II, the United States Maritime Commission invited the company to bid for a contract to build half of their order of 60 cargo ships. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2015 there was a controversy where the Governmental Tender Office claimed that Hayek did not submit the tender for the renewal of Alfa's governmental regulated contract on time and the Prime Minister's office disqualified Orascom from taking part in the bidding. (wikipedia.org)
  • The private companies are allowed to earn a rate of return on total capital per their respective financial bids, called "weighted average cost of capital" or "market-based appropriate discount rate" in their contract. (wikipedia.org)
  • Due to the high value of some purchases (for example buying a new computer system, manufacturing machinery, or outsourcing a maintenance contract) and the complexity of such purchases, the purchasing organization will seek to obtain a number of bids from competing suppliers and choose the best offering. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fit showing jump bid is a contract bridge convention usually played only in competitive bidding situations (i.e. where both sides are bidding). (wikipedia.org)
  • 1)(A) All lands to be leased which are not subject to leasing under paragraphs (2) and (3) of this subsection shall be leased as provided in this paragraph to the highest responsible qualified bidder by competitive bidding under general regulations in units of not more than 2,560 acres, except in Alaska, where units shall be not more than 5,760 acres. (house.gov)
  • The Secretary shall accept the highest bid from a responsible qualified bidder which is equal to or greater than the national minimum acceptable bid, without evaluation of the value of the lands proposed for lease. (house.gov)
  • Leases shall be issued within 60 days following payment by the successful bidder of the remainder of the bonus bid, if any, and the annual rental for the first lease year. (house.gov)
  • 2)(A)(i) If the lands to be leased are within a special tar sand area, they shall be leased to the highest responsible qualified bidder by competitive bidding under general regulations in units of not more than 5,760 acres, which shall be as nearly compact as possible, upon the payment by the lessee of such bonus as may be accepted by the Secretary. (house.gov)
  • Competitive bidding - Bidder claiming error. (wa.gov)
  • Typically, government organizations preferred a "lump sum" bid for all phases of the work (all off design-build) and were also were required to award construction work to the lowest qualified bidder. (wikipedia.org)
  • The winner is the highest bidder and the price is the highest bid. (wikipedia.org)
  • First-price sealed-bid auctions are when a single bid is made by all bidding parties and the single highest bidder wins, and pays what they bid. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, the highest bidder and winner will only pay what the second highest bidder had bid. (wikipedia.org)
  • If a bidder makes a very high bid, they may have to pay that price, but if they make a low bid there is a chance that they will lose the item. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Vickrey auction is a sealed-bid auction, where all buyers submit their bids in advance, the highest bidder wins and pays the second-highest bid. (wikipedia.org)
  • As yet, however, there has been little analysis of the committee system for competitive bids created in legislation for the procurement of goods and services by government. (scielo.org.za)
  • Despite any subsequent pressure HHSC may have received to the contrary, state law generally requires procurement through a competitive bidding, and HHSC's own policy mirrors this requirement," Davis and Howard wrote. (heralddemocrat.com)
  • Competitive bidding shall be employed in all procurement undertaken by the IP. (unhcr.org)
  • Procurement Services is available to assist in processing these bids if departments do not have the time or qualified staff. (ualr.edu)
  • In a 2014 follow-up survey, the American Association of Diabetes Educators reported that the competitive bidding continues to limit access to popular brands of diabetes testing supplies and that the limited availability of products from suppliers is compounded by inaccurate information from Medicare and the suppliers themselves. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • The supplier bidding period for Round 2 Recompete and the national mail-order recompete for diabetes testing supplies concluded on March 26, 2015. (uscopdcoalition.org)
  • Independent pharmacies with a significant business in diabetes supplies will be facing their next big challenge to that business in January 2013 when competitive bidding of durable medical equipment goes into effect for mail order, Chris Smith, director of policy and regulatory affairs for the National Association of Community Pharmacists, told Drug Store News . (drugstorenews.com)
  • The competitive bidding Round 1 rebid started in 2011 in nine geographic areas. (copdfoundation.org)
  • he should choose his opening bid and have an appropriate rebid ready for that eventuality. (wikipedia.org)
  • If he were to open 1♣, his longest suit, he will get a 1♥ response from partner and according to Standard American methods, be obliged to rebid 1NT since a bid of 2♦ would be a reverse and show a more powerful hand than he has. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the opening bid promises five cards in the suit rather than just four, and responder holds three-card support, the 5-3 fit will be found immediately, rather than after opener's rebid. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2-under preempts A 2 or 3-level conventional opening bid made two steps below the opener's suit: for example, 2♦ to show a weak two bid in spades or 3♣ to show a three-level preempt in hearts. (wikipedia.org)
  • That is, assuming that hearts will be trumps, asker can no longer bid 4♠ to show first round control of spades: that would be the Kickback asking bid. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, if the opponents have bid to two spades, and you have a nine-card heart fit, the "law" says you should bid three hearts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Typically when a bridge player makes a natural bid in a major suit (hearts or spades), he is promising at least four cards in that suit and asking partner if it will be an advantageous trump suit for the partnership. (wikipedia.org)
  • Opener must have at least five cards in hearts or spades to start the bidding with that suit. (wikipedia.org)
  • Here is one example of its importance: As East, your hand is xxxxx, xx, void, KQxxxx The auction is Without knowing RHO's next bid, if East knows there is a nine-card spade fit, East can bid 4 Spades even in an IMP game and expect a good chance to make it. (wikipedia.org)
  • However think about the same auction if partner doubles showing exactly three spades, your bid now becomes a guess. (wikipedia.org)
  • RFPs are designed to achieve special partnerships or contractual relationships between buying parties and supplying agencies by spreading mutual benefits and the value addition of competitive advantage. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The new, lower payment amounts resulting from the competition replace the fee schedule amounts for the bid items in these areas. (cms.gov)
  • CMS press releases and fact sheets released this month (July) state that Medicare will pay for the 9 product categories* included in the first round of bids an average of 32 percent less than Medicare's previous payment amounts. (ventusers.org)
  • Plans submit bids based on estimated costs per enrollee for services covered under Medicare Parts A and B. The bids then are compared to benchmark amounts that are set by a formula established in statute and vary by county (or region in the case of regional PPOs), based in part on traditional Medicare costs in the area. (kff.org)
  • Kickback users believe that the gain in space from adjusting the ace-ask outweighs getting in the way of partner's cue-bid. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bergen recommended that instead of the more rare occurrence in the use of the 3♣ and 3♦ response as a jump shift to show a strong hand, these bids should be redeployed to provide more precise information about the length and strength of support held by responder for partner's five-card major suit opening when responder has four-card support. (wikipedia.org)
  • The support double is a bridge convention used to distinguish between three-card and four-card support for partner's suit response to one's opening bid in the scenario where his response is either overcalled or doubled by the opponents. (wikipedia.org)
  • if partner's suit bid is doubled instead of overcalled, a redouble serves the same meaning as double. (wikipedia.org)
  • After a player has opened in a suit (or overcalled) and the opponents are also bidding, his partner's jump in a new suit shows length in the suit bid and support for the opening (or overcalled) suit, normally 5-4 or 4-5 or better in the two suits. (wikipedia.org)
  • The bid is both pre-emptive and competitive in nature and shows a playing-strength for which one would otherwise have jumped to the next higher level in partner's suit. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 3♣ bid shows possession of a club suit and support for partner's heart suit with playing strength comparable to a 3♥ pre-emptive bid. (wikipedia.org)
  • so, for example, in the auction, 1♠ - (2♣) - 4♥, the 4♥ bid is natural showing a heart suit and is not fit-seeking and does not show support for partner's spade suit. (wikipedia.org)
  • The AADE also found that patients who live in competitive bidding areas do not have access to most available brands or to the brands most commonly prescribed by physicians. (thecre.com)
  • In this demonstration, Congress is building on the experience of CMS demonstrations for durable medical equipment, which found that competitive bidding can reduce spending, while assuring access and quality. (cms.gov)
  • There remain areas that are abused and exploited and need reform but the problem is our lawmakers tend to throw the baby out with the bath water, Instead of targeting insane advertising campaigns by cherry picking dealers, pushing everything from diabetic supplies, catheters, impotence devices and motorized wheelchairs, they go after grandma's local and often rural full service medical equipment supplier with over regulation and unfair competitive bidding advantages. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • Competitive bidding contracts and pricing have been in place in Round 1 areas since January 1, 2011, with the current Round 1 Recompete contracts and prices being in place since January 1, 2014. (cms.gov)
  • The major concern is in the long term effect when competitive bidding has been expanded to all areas. (mountainside-medical.com)
  • As previously reported , the Round 2 Recompete will cover 90 metropolitan statistical areas/117 competitive bidding areas, while the national mail-order recompete for mail-order diabetic testing supplies includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. (lexology.com)
  • Rights to explore on US federal offshore areas are obtained through competitive sealed bids. (wikipedia.org)
  • In order to achieve its objectives, USF finances spread of telecom services to previously un-served or under-served areas and makes it possible for already licensed operators to provide telecom services to those areas, on normal commercial (read: competitive) terms. (wikipedia.org)
  • They should allow the independent provider who has met all state and federal requirements including accreditation, bonding and licensure the opportunity to work under the new system as a participating provider willing to accept the negotiated competitive bid rates and tell the insurance companies who are subsidized by tax dollars they must accept any willing Medicare provider into their networks. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • Those who are uncomfortable with competitive bidding should think carefully about how much they are willing to pay to retain the current system, which pays private plans far more than their costs. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • Editor's Note: The following article highlights an issue that CRE and other authorities have made repeatedly, CMS' "competitive bidding" system is not competitive, it is a convoluted and opaque form of price fixing. (thecre.com)
  • Consumer Groups, Economists, Members of Congress Oppose Badly Designed Bid System. (disabled-world.com)
  • The bidding system affects providers and users of home medical equipment and services such as oxygen therapy, respiratory devices, hospital beds, wheelchairs, and other medically required equipment and supplies needed by seniors and people with disabilities in the Medicare system. (disabled-world.com)
  • Moreover, 167 experts, including two Nobel laureates and numerous economics professors from leading universities, have warned Congress that this bidding system will fail. (disabled-world.com)
  • These concerns have been shared with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which designed the bidding system. (disabled-world.com)
  • Moreover, any bidding system must be compared with alternative strategies and administratively set prices have their own faults. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • Such committee system must, moreover, consist of at least a bid specification committee, a bid evaluation committee and a bid adjudication committee. (scielo.org.za)
  • In this article, the relevant legislative provisions on the committee system for competitive bids in local government are discussed. (scielo.org.za)
  • 1 One of the reasons for this is that it is only after organs of state, and in particular municipalities, have begun to implement the bid committee system in their day-to-day practices that it is clear that problems are arising. (scielo.org.za)
  • In recent months, the courts have increasingly been faced with issues revolving around the implementation of the bid committee system. (scielo.org.za)
  • This article is timely in that it will critically analyse the relevant legislative provisions in light of all the cases that have thus far involved the bid committee system at local government level. (scielo.org.za)
  • Even though legislation for national and provincial government provides for the use of the committee system for competitive bids, and in certain respects the relevant provisions correspond with those that apply to local government, there are significant differences. (scielo.org.za)
  • The committee system for competitive bids at national and provincial level will accordingly be examined elsewhere and this article will be confined to local government. (scielo.org.za)
  • Most of the cases that have thus far dealt with the bid committee system, moreover, do so from a local government perspective. (scielo.org.za)
  • 6 Next, the use of competitive bidding, also generally known as a public call for tenders, and the committee system will be discussed. (scielo.org.za)
  • The system permits parallel public, limited, and proprietary access to database information for the purpose of establishing and managing projects requiring multiple, and potentially competitive, resource providers. (google.com)
  • They devised the Flint-Pender bidding system. (wikipedia.org)
  • He was also a collaborator of Terence Reese on the Little Major bidding system, and the author of several popular bidding conventions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Reese played mainly with Flint, the pair using the Little Major bidding system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acol An approach-forcing, natural bidding system, based on a weak NT and 4-card majors, popular in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. (wikipedia.org)
  • As part of this, she developed an Acol-based bidding system called "Standard English", intended to be easy for beginners to learn, and wrote a number of books in the "Really Easy Bridge" series (see Bibliography). (wikipedia.org)
  • The methods range from basic to complex, requiring partners to have the same understandings and agreements about their application in their bidding system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most bidding systems use a basic point-count system for hand evaluation using a combination of high card points and distributional points, as follows. (wikipedia.org)
  • The largest change is usually if it is a bid system or a grant system. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the bid system, each company or joint venture will offer a bid to gain the rights for the petroleum exploration at the license for a limited period of time. (wikipedia.org)
  • One such method (usually called Reverse Bergen) is to reverse the meanings of the two minor suit responses at the three level, thereby creating a system of responses that denote progressively weaker hands on subsequent bids. (wikipedia.org)
  • He owned the first firm of playing card manufacturers to develop plastic cards, Kem Cards, and developed and owned a chain of bridge schools with teachers qualified in the Culbertson bidding system. (wikipedia.org)
  • By winning them, Culbertson suggested to the bridge-playing public that the Culbertson System of bidding was superior to the systems of his rivals, and thereby boosted the sales of his books. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sidney Lenz was the leader of a group of players opposed to Culbertson's domination of the game, and who called their bidding system the Official System. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medicare Part D, the ACA exchanges, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan, all use some variant of competitive bidding. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • They're set based on the average, not the minimum , but that's a variant of competitive bidding (anything that relates one plan's subsidy to bids of other plans in a way that encourages efficiency is a flavor of competitive bidding). (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • Sealed bidding, also known as Invitation for Bids (IFB), is used when the government believes an "award can be made to the lowest price offeror who is responsive and responsible and the government's requirement is reasonably well defined in the form of drawings and specifications" (Murphy, 2009, p. 17). (studymode.com)
  • The Court sided with the City stating: "Where the thing sought to be obtained by a municipality can by its nature be furnished by one and only one source, competition simply is not possible, so that charter requirement for competitive bidding can be ignored in such a case. (wikipedia.org)
  • The key requirement in any competitive tender is to ensure that: The business case for the purchase has been completed and approved. (wikipedia.org)
  • Technical point: Due the nature of the plan bid data available to the researchers, the new estimate is based on comparing the 25th percentile of MA bids of per enrollee costs (not the lowest or second lowest) to traditional per beneficiary Medicare spending. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • Modifier KT-Beneficiary Resides in a Competitive Bidding Area and Travels Outside that Competitive Bidding Area and Receives a Competitive Bid Item. (codingahead.com)
  • Today, CMS released the detailed schedule for Round 2 bidding. (cms.gov)
  • WASHINGTON - The complex rehab industry had another reason to celebrate this week when efforts to remove skin protection wheelchair cushions from Round 2 of competitive bidding finally paid off. (thecre.com)
  • BALTIMORE - Two product categories added to Round 2 of competitive bidding represent opposite ends of the wound care spectrum--from prevention to chronic treatment. (hmenews.com)
  • CMS on Aug. 19 announced the product categories for Round 2 of competitive bidding, including support surfaces (Group 2 mattresses and overlays) and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). (hmenews.com)
  • NPWT was included in the original Round 1, but not the re-bid. (hmenews.com)
  • With hospital beds already included in competitive bidding, it's not surprising that support surfaces, which often are supplied along with beds to prevent bedsores, made the list for Round 2. (hmenews.com)
  • In reality, it's a clinical service, just like oxygen, (which has been included in Round 1 and 2 of competitive bidding)," said Carol Laumer, executive director of Rice Home Medical in Willmar, Minn. "I think it falls in that same clinical category. (hmenews.com)
  • When NPWT was bid in the original Round 1, numerous contracts were awarded to providers who had no experience providing the therapy and no idea of its costs. (hmenews.com)
  • With NPWT included in Round 2 and bidding expected to take place next year, stakeholders realize time is running out to get CMS's attention. (hmenews.com)
  • However, competitive bidding was only halted, not eliminated, and with the high cost projections for health care reform, it has been resurrected for Round 2. (ventusers.org)
  • Advance cue bid The cue bid of a first round control that occurs before a partnership has agreed on a strain. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, with clubs agreed, South would bid 4NT to show a first round control in diamonds. (wikipedia.org)
  • if this does not happen in the first round, the bid with the fewest votes is eliminated and another voting round begins. (wikipedia.org)
  • After each round, the eliminated bid is announced. (wikipedia.org)
  • The notice must include the uniform bid blank form prescribed by State Board of Education ( SBOE ) rule. (tasb.org)
  • Although 'Robertson's Rule' for bidding (the 7-5-3 count) had been in use for more than a dozen years, McCampbell sought a more "simple scale of relative values. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since 1993, he has represented private clients during both the rule-making and bidding phases of the FCC's sale of licenses of spectrum for the provision of personal communications services. (wikipedia.org)
  • LAST month, the Obama administration announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would make much greater use of competitive bidding to buy medical equipment for Medicare patients. (nytimes.com)
  • What incentive would a company have to make the lowest possible bid? (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • CMS will also modify the format of some of the documents to "make them more reader-friendly and help ease the burden of bid submission. (hmenews.com)
  • When all bids are received from qualified firms, sealed bidding can make an award decision quite simple. (studymode.com)
  • The district must keep the selected bid or proposal form in the district and make it available to TEA upon request. (tasb.org)
  • In England at least, she was known for the "Landy Game Try" - not a convention, but an axiom - "First you bid game - then, you try to make it. (wikipedia.org)
  • In contrast, the traditional bid of 2♠ as a signoff over 1NT means that the partnership must give up bidding space in order to make forcing bids that start at the three level. (wikipedia.org)
  • Accordingly, expert players use HCP as a starting point in the evaluation of their hands, and make adjustments based on: refinements to the HCP valuation for certain holdings, the use of additional point values for hand shape or distribution (known as distribution points), and bidding techniques to determine the specifics of any control cards held by partner. (wikipedia.org)
  • In contrast, in a Japanese auction, buyers may gain information during the auction, so they are willing to make higher bids and this increases the seller's revenue. (wikipedia.org)
  • If a plan's bid is higher than the benchmark, enrollees who choose that plan must pay the difference between the benchmark and the bid in the form of a monthly premium (in addition to the Medicare Part B premium). (kff.org)
  • He showed that for any given reserve price, equilibrium bids from first-price auctions can be used to identify the expected revenues in Vickrey auction with the same reserve price. (wikipedia.org)
  • If signals are affiliated, the equilibrium bid function in a sealed first-price auction b i = B ( x i ) {\displaystyle {{b}_{i}}=B({{x}_{i}})} is smaller than the equilibrium expected payment in the sealed second price auction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Equilibrium bidding in the sealed first- and second-price auctions: We consider here the simplest case in which there are two buyers and each buyer's value v i = ϕ ( x i ) {\displaystyle {{v}_{i}}=\phi ({{x}_{i}})} depends only on his own signal. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented competitive bidding for selected product categories in nine "test" markets. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Competitive bidding, though of a different variant than Domenici-Rivlin, is how many people purchase customized services for their home (renovations, painting, etc. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
  • If the bill becomes law, manufacturers of motorized wheelchairs and their accessories would be required to submit a bid to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, whereby they would be evaluated on their financial standing, product quality and final retail price. (27east.com)
  • The demonstration, which was mandated by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, is designed to determine whether competitive bidding can be used to provide laboratory services under Medicare Part B at fees below current Medicare payment rates, while maintaining quality and access to care. (cms.gov)
  • not in citation given] Both winning companies, Maynilad Water Services in West Manila and especially Manila Water in East Manila, submitted bids with extremely low water tariffs. (wikipedia.org)
  • While some of these contracts were awarded through competitive bidding, most were awarded after direct negotiations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Why not start with the hospitals having to submit bids for Medicare and take a 30% pay cut like DME has done over the last few years. (thecre.com)
  • Also, contractors are only required to submit the 'bottom-line' cost of their bid on IFB solicitations. (studymode.com)
  • He can then secretly ask an ally to submit a bid with a value of v max − ϵ {\displaystyle v_{\max }-\epsilon } , in order to increase his revenue. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was reported that Howard Hughes had directed his company to submit a bid at a price below the actual production cost of the helicopter in order to secure this order, resulting in substantial losses on the U.S. Army deal, with the anticipation that an extended production cycle would eventually prove financially viable. (wikipedia.org)
  • Each year, prospective host teams submit bid documents outlining their capacity to co-host a conference of WorldMUN's magnitude. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adjustment to bid price - Conditions. (wa.gov)