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Request for Proposals
The rapid growth and evolution of managed care has challenged the Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to accelerate the cycle of research. To
address this challenge, AHRQ is accepting proposals to develop a network of
integrated delivery systems capable of providing a range of professional
research services independently or in collaboration with other research
Solicitation No. AHRQ-00-0003; (Full and Open Competition, with Recommended
Small Business Goals)
Proposals Due: May 8, 2000
Contracting Office: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Division of
Contracts Management, 2101 East Jefferson Street, Suite 601, Rockville, MD
The synopsis for this requirement was published in the Commerce Business
Daily on February 8, 2000. The solicitation was issued on March 8, 2000.
Full text can be downloaded from the AHRQ Web site. Select to access Downloading
Information. Printed copies are also available, as detailed below.
A multi-award task order contract is contemplated. It is expected that up to
five awards will be made for this requirement. There will be a 3-year base
period with a 2-year option period.
The purpose of this contract is to develop a network of integrated delivery
systems (IDS) capable of conducting rigorous and timely research independently
or in collaboration with other research organizations. Specifically, AHRQ seeks
to develop a mechanism through which IDS's and their collaborators can:
- Assess information gaps and research needs.
- Conduct timely research in key substantive and methodological areas.
- Develop new approaches and tools for translating research into practice
and improving patient safety.
- Evaluate what interventions, strategies, and structures are effective and
AHRQ is particularly interested in working with:
- Managed care plans of any model type.
- Hospital-based integrated delivery systems (vertically integrated).
- Large, multi-speciality physician groups.
- IDS's that include, or are affiliated with, safety-net providers or
providers caring for priority populations (low-income groups; minority groups;
women; children; elderly; and individuals with special care needs, including
individuals with disabilities and individuals with chronic care or end-of-life
health care needs).
- Universities, academic health centers, research consulting firms, or other
research organizations working with the organizational types noted above (one
Printed copies of the Request for Proposals (RFP) may be obtained by writing
to AHRQ, Attn: Division of Contracts Management, 2101 East Jefferson Street,
Suite 601, Rockville, MD 20852; fax, (301) 443-7523. Include the offeror's name,
affiliation, address, and telephone and fax numbers. No telephone requests for
the RFP will be accepted.
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the RFP from this Web page. To download the RFP from this Web page, click on the
following links with the right mouse button and select "Save Link As" (Netscape)
or "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer). The RFP is available as WordPerfect®
and PDF Files:
- Accelerating the Cycle of Research through a Network of Integrated
Delivery Systems (IDS): Request for Proposals ( WordPerfect®,
408 KB; PDF
File, 213 KB).
- Amendment 1, Questions and Answers: Cover (PDF File,
25 KB); Text (WordPerfect®,
33 KB; PDF
File, 29 KB).
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Current as of March 2000