Rural Health Care

Competitive Bidding

The Rural Health Care (RHC) Pilot Program Selection Order requires the selected participants to conduct a competitive bidding process to select the most cost-effective vendor for design, evaluation, and deployment of the broadband network. 

To satisfy the competitive bidding requirement, among other things, selected participants must submit an FCC Form 465 that includes a description of services for which the health care provider(s) is seeking support and wait at least 28 days from the date on which this information is posted on USAC's website before making commitments with the selected service provider.

Please also see the Wireline Competition Bureau's Letter to Program Participants on December 20, 2007.