Vendors must contact HSSBC Supply Chain via email, fax or phone regarding their initial visit and provide business card and company product line information. A Vendor identification badge must be worn at all health authority hospitals, and local site security policies will be followed.
Vendors will not exhibit any supplies, equipment, or pharmaceuticals in health authority in public areas without prior written approval from HSSBC. Vendors who sponsor educational programs may exhibit in conjunction with those programs, with approval within parameters established by HSSBC or group overseeing the program.
Vendors are not to utilize the hospital’s communications systems to contact any hospital staff member or physician.
Meetings with Physicians and Health Authority Staff
On-site meetings with physicians and staff will occur on an appointment-only basis. Only interact with authorized staff (as specified within the RFX document) during an active competitive bid process, which is defined as from the point of issue of the RFX to contract award.
Access to Restricted Areas
Unless approved by the clinical requestor, HSSBC Standardization Team, Manager or Department Leader, access is not authorized to any part of the operating room, surgical area, recovery room spaces, or inpatient/outpatient units, and other restricted areas.
Patient Care Activities
Vendor representatives may not engage in patient care activities. They must follow all established site guidelines for contact with patients, physicians, and staff members in patient care relationships. In addition vendors are to have no contact with patients without first obtaining permission from authorized health authority clinical staff.