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Request for Proposals

Solicitation No. AHRQ-04-0012 (Full and Open Competition, with recommended small business goals)

Proposals due: July 13, 2004, 12 Noon (Local Time)

Contracting Office: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Contracts Management, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850

The synopsis for this requirement was published in the FedBizOpps ( on April 27, 2004, under the title, "Patient Safety Research Coordinating Center." The solicitation issue date is May 13, 2004. Full text can be downloaded (select to access Downloading Information). Printed copies are not available. If you having trouble downloading this solicitation, please contact Mary Haines, Contracting Officer, (301) 427-1786; or by E-mail:

It is anticipated that a single cost plus award fee contract will be made under this solicitation for 3 years with 2 one-year options. The contract objectives are to:

  1. Serve as a central link among all the components of AHRQ's patient safety initiative resulting from the grant and contract awards.
  2. Provide technical assistance to grantees on data collection instruments, evaluation methods, and dissemination and diffusion efforts and methods, analytic mechanisms, dissemination, and evaluation approaches.
  3. Provide information to support the role of AHRQ project officers in monitoring the progress of projects.
  4. Prepare draft reports for later submission by the Agency to the Congress and assist with other publications.
  5. Facilitate communication and sharing of ideas between the projects.
  6. Synthesize findings stemming from the research initiative and develop tools and products of benefit to end-users.
  7. Disseminate information on project activities and results among the patient safety grantees and contract awardees and support the development of monographs, papers, and resource materials in conjunction with the Agency's Office for Communication and Knowledge Transfer.
  8. Consult with the Agency on trends and developments resulting from the research activities.

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  • Patient Safety Research Coordinating Center: Request for Proposals (Word® File, 846 KB).
  • Attachment 1: Performance Requirements Summary (Word® File, 67 KB).
  • Amendment 1: Responses to Questions (Word® File, 65 KB).
  • Amendment 2: Instructions to Access Coordinating Center Web Site (Word® File, 27 KB).
  • Amendment 3: Erratum Regarding Coordinating Center Web Site URL (Word® File, 28 KB).
  • Amendment 4: Subtask 3.2 Revised (Word® File, 30 KB).

Current as of July 2004

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