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Request for Proposals

Solicitation Canceled

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 20852.

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 Information. Printed copies are not available. If you have any trouble downloading this solicitation, please contact Sharon Williams, Contracting Officer, at

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:

  1. Provide and maintain staff, facilities, and equipment for all clearinghouse operations.
  2. Maintain and utilize automated mailing/inventory control system developed by AHRQ.
  3. Maintain and update mailing lists.
  4. Respond to telephone, TDD hearing impaired, mail and facsimile and electronic inquires for publications.
  5. Perform direct mailings.
  6. Operate a cost recovery system for publications offered for sale by the Agency.
  7. Provide AHRQ exhibit services.
  8. Provide publication storage, distribution and inventory control.
  9. 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

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