The Vendor Marketplace is now closed to applicants.
Phase I: Vendor Marketplace Application Process
EHR Software Vendors, Technical Service Consultants, and HISPs interested in future participation in RI REC's Vendor Marketplace, please see our Application to Participate page.
Technical Service Consultants in the Marketplace offer the following services for RI REC's provider members:
- Readiness Assessments
- Implementation Services
- IT Infrastructure Support
- Practice Redesign and Optimization
- Meaningful Use Gap Analysis
- Quality Improvement and Measures Services
- Education and Training
- Privacy and Security services (new category)
When the Application to Participate period is open, the process includes enough time to gather the required information.
RI REC notifies you when your application is received and provides a general response timeline. Our staff analyze and review all submissions to determine those vendors that meet qualifications to participate in the Marketplace.
After application grading takes place, vendors who do not meet the marketplace requirements may request that their REC re-reviews/re-grades the failed portions of the application. The re-reviewed application results will then be presented to the REC Program Director who will then make the final determination.
Vendors that successfully complete the application process are extended a contract to join RI REC's Vendor Marketplace.
Phase II: Contracting
The next stage in the Vendor Marketplace qualification process includes negotiations with vendors to pre-determine pricing, contracting, service level, and agreement criteria. We provide this information to our members as a way to simplify their vendor selection process.
Contracts include specifications with which vendors and consultants agree to comply while working with RI REC providers and practices.
Phase III: Final Vendor Marketplace Selections
Vendors that choose to sign a contract are announced via a RI REC press release, inclusion on this Web site with a profile page, in RI REC presentations to our provider members and other stakeholders, at RI REC events, and through other interactions with our provider members. At that time, these vendors also may publicize themselves as a "participant in RI REC's pre-qualified Vendor Marketplace" or as a "pre-qualified RI REC vendor."
Phase IV: Request for Quote (RFQ) Process
RI REC Provider Members in our EHR Adoption Program may use our vendor-neutral selection tool to help in the selection of the vendor(s) that best suit their needs.
A Provider Member makes a final vendor selection and requests that a RI REC Relationship Manager conduct an RFQ. The RFQ contains general information about a provider and the details from a provider's self-assessment to help vendors better understand the provider's current needs. Providers may request demonstrations or request additional information before selecting a vendor.
For questions about the Vendor Marketplace qualification or application process, please write to VendorServices@riqi.org.