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Request for Proposals
Solicitation No. AHRQ-03-0002 (Small Business Set-Aside)
NAICS Code: 561110
Small Business Size Standard: $6 million
Proposals Due: March 4, 2003 (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Contracting Office: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Division of
Contracts Management, 2101 East Jefferson Street, Suite 502, Rockville, MD
The synopsis for this requirement was published in the Federal Business
Opportunities on January 14, 2003. The solicitation issue date is January
29, 2003. Select for Downloading
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Contracting Officer, at SWilliam@ahrq.gov.
It is anticipated that a five-year, cost plus award fee, completion-type
contract will be awarded under this solicitation.
AHRQ is seeking proposals for the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse. The
Clearinghouse stores and disbributes all agency publications and exhibits, and
maintains and manages the AHRQ automated mailing list and keys. The
Clearinghouse also manages and maintains a cost-recovery system for certain
publications. The services to be provided under the contract will help to ensure
the timely dissemination of AHRQ publications to the public. The types of
services required are:
- Provide and maintain staff, facilities, and equipment for all
- Maintain and utilize automated mailing/inventory control system developed
- Maintain and update mailing lists.
- Respond to telephone, TDD hearing impaired, mail and facsimile and
electronic inquires for publications.
- Perform direct mailings.
- Operate a cost recovery system for publications offered for sale by the
- Provide AHRQ exhibit services.
- Provide publication storage, distribution and inventory control.
- Provide courier service related to the clearinghouse.
It is mandatory that the facility the contractor proposes for the
clearinghouse be within the Washington, DC, metropolitan dialing area and within
1.5 hours commuting time to provide for consultation and coordination in all
matters related to the operation of the clearinghouse.
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Current as of February 2003