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Request for Proposals
Solicitation No. AHRQ-04-0005 [Full and Open]
Proposals Due: May 17, 2004
Contracting Office: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Division of
Contracts Management, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850.
The synopsis for this requirement was published in the Fedbizopps on
February 27, 2004. The solicitation was issued on March 15, 2004. Full text can
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), of the U.S Department
of Health and Human Services, is soliciting proposals on a Full and Open basis
for a 5-year cost reimbursement contract to meet AHRQ's requirement for "Data
Management and Computer Programming Support."
It is anticipated that the cost of this contract shall not exceed $5.2
million per year.
AHRQ conducts research and provides information on a number of critical
issues related to national health care research and quality which are of
particular interest to government agencies, legislative bodies, health
policymakers and other health professionals concerned with health care
utilization, expenditures and insurance coverage.
The purpose of this contract is to provide for timely and efficient data base
management, computer programming including econometric analysis, microsimulation
modeling, production of complex survey design estimates, and analytical
statistics from large administrative databases, computer-related consulting and
technical assistance, web support, public use file production, and analysis
activities for AHRQ.
The contractor will primarily assist AHRQ with research activities by:
- Installing, documenting, and maintaining databases for staff and, where
appropriate, outside researchers.
- Developing analytic files from those databases, and maintaining and
updating documentation of those files.
- Developing, executing and documenting computer programs based on staff
- Designing, installing, and maintaining AHRQ Web sites as directed.
The contractor will also assist AHRQ in providing consultation services to
staff on security arrangements for confidential data and informing staff of
economic and statistical programs available for the analysis of national survey
data and large multi-user health care databases. The contractor shall perform
this support at their own facility. Potential sources must meet the following
- Sources must have an understanding of and extensive experience in:
- The provision of large database management and file construction.
- Computer programming support for advanced statistical analysis and
- Data dissemination including production of data files for outside users
as well as Web-site maintenance.
- Capability, experience, and technical skill in data management and
analysis of large, multi-year, multi-source, multi-user databases and large
administrative encounter-level and clinical data in support of health
- Sources must also possess the experienced technical staff and other
resources needed to expeditiously carry out the broad range of activities
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