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Request for Proposals
Solicitation No. AHRQ-06-00029 (Less Than Full and Open Competition)
Proposals Due: August 29, 2006 12 Noon (Local Time)
Contracting Office: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Contracts Management, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850; Gayle McClelland, Contract Specialist
The presolicitation synopsis for this requirement was published in FedBizOpps (www.fedbizopps.gov) on April 28, 2006 under the title, "Primary Care Practice Based Research Networks." The solicitation issue date is May 15, 2006. The RFP is available for download (Select to access Downloading Information) and at the Federal Business Opportunities Web site: www.fedbizopps.gov.
It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the Web sites where the RFP will be posted to learn about any amendments to the solicitation. It is anticipated the amendment with responses to questions will be posted by July 10, 2006.
It is anticipated that multiple (5-10) task order contract awards will be made under this solicitation for a 3-year period of performance with one 2-year option. The purpose of this program is to engage to engage in rapid turnaround research leading to new knowledge and information that contributes to improved primary care practice.
To achieve program goals, awardees will engage in rapid cycle tasks and activities that vary according to the scope of work of each individual task order. The need is for studies that can be conducted quickly and focus on demand-driven, practical, applied topics that are of interest to PBRN participants as well as AHRQ and its partners. The research will either address pressing questions related to the appropriate care of health conditions seen in primary care settings, or will assess a technology, product, tool, or primary care delivery strategy proposed for the health care system.
Specified products of the research will typically be detailed reports of findings, but could also include such items as newly developed clinical algorithms, instruction manuals, instruments for assessing outcomes, or decision aids for patients and/or clinicians. The assumption is that the findings of research conducted in actual community-based settings will have strong external validity and, once disseminated, will be readily implementable in primary care practice settings.
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Current as of July 2006