Rural Health Care

Step 4 Sign A Contract

Vendors may enter into a contract with participants after the minimum 28-day posting requirement has been met.

It is the participant's responsibility to determine the most cost-effective service and select an eligible vendor before signing a contract. Participants that enter into an agreement before completion of the 28-day posting requirement are in violation of the FCC's competitive bidding rules for the Rural Health Care (RHC) Pilot Program and will not receive support.

In addition:
  1. Vendors participating in competitive bidding process are prohibited from assisting or filling out the RHC Pilot Program participant's FCC Form 465 – see footnote 281 of the 2007 RHC Pilot Program Selection Order.
  2. Vendors must complete an RHC Pilot Program certification. This requirement is found in paragraph 93 of the 2007 RHC Pilot Program Selection Order. The template for this certification is available for download.
  3. Vendors must retain records for 5 years. This requirement is stated in footnote 277 of the 2007 RHC Pilot Program Selection Order.