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Request for Proposals
Solicitation No. AHRQ-10-10004
Date Issued: February 22, 2010
Date Proposals Due: April 7, 2010, 12:00 PM
Contracting Office: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Contracts Management, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850; Robert Zuhlke, Contracting Officer
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You are invited to submit a proposal to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for Request for Proposal (RFP) No. AHRQ-10-10004, entitled "Citizens' Forum." Your proposal must be developed and submitted in accordance with the requirements and instructions of this RFP.
A Firm Fixed Price contract of 3 years and 2 option years is contemplated to be awarded from this RFP. This is a full and open competition contract, open to all sources.
Questions regarding this solicitation shall be received in this office no later than
March 15, 2010. Your questions should be submitted to the attention of Robert Zuhlke, Contracting Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, and the envelope should be marked "Proposal Questions RFP No. AHRQ-10-10004" if being sent via U.S. Mail. Questions may also be E-mailed to Robert.Zuhlke@ahrq.hhs.gov.
It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the Web sites where the RFP is posted to learn about any amendments to the solicitation.
AHRQ is soliciting proposals for a Citizens' Forum. The Citizens' Forum is an initiative funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to expand and systematize broad citizen and stakeholder engagement in AHRQ's comparative effectiveness research initiative. Specifically, the goal of this effort is to develop and demonstrate mechanisms to engage representatives of the public—both citizens and stakeholders—in processes that utilize comparative effectiveness evidence for making decisions concerning health care policy and practice, and in decisions related to the conduct of comparative effectiveness research itself. For purposes of this RFP, we define citizens as members of the general public without intended medical or clinical background. AHRQ's stakeholders are persons or groups who have a vested interest in the clinical decision and the evidence that supports that decision.
The Citizens' Forum Contractor will work in cooperation with AHRQ and its contractors who are implementing Section 1013 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), which instructs AHRQ to conduct and support Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER), comparing the outcomes, clinical effectiveness, and appropriateness of pharmaceuticals, devices, and health care services. The activities of the Citizens' Forum will support the MMA mandate to ensure that there is broad and ongoing consultation with relevant stakeholders. This section of the mandate supports the basic premise that stakeholder involvement leads to more applicable and relevant research and results to support healthcare decisionmaking. The Citizens' Forum will develop and test methods to gather informed citizen and clinician opinion on value-based health care questions. The Citizens' Forum will also work closely with AHRQ and Effective Health Care (EHC) Program components, including its research networks, to expand stakeholder involvement in EHC research processes and activities.
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- Citizens' Forum: Request for Proposals (Word® File, 740 KB; PDF File, 645 KB, PDF Help).
- Amendment 1, Questions and Answers, March 12, 2010 (Word® File, 71 KB).
- Amendment 2, Questions and Answers, March 22, 2010 (Word® File, 125 KB).
- Amendment 3, Questions and Answers, March 23, 2010 (Word® File, 134 KB).
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