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Request for Proposals

Solicitation No. 290-04-0001, partial small business set aside

Proposals Due: September 16, 2003

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 July 1, 2003. The solicitation was issued on July 17, 2003. Full text can be downloaded (select to access Downloading Information).


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is soliciting proposals on a partial small business set-aside under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 54611 for a three year with two option years cost reimbursement basis for the project, Knowledge Transfer and Applications Support. Up to four contracts are anticipated to be awarded from this one solicitation.

It is anticipated that the cost per year for each contract shall not exceed $1.0 million.

The purpose of this procurement is to develop and implement integrated knowledge transfer and application strategies using a wide range of innovative methods that will increase the rates of application and use of research findings in health care policy and practices by AHRQ stakeholders. These stakeholders include health and hospital system decisionmakers, State and local policymakers, health care purchasers and providers. Health systems include hospitals, clinics, group practices, managed care organizations and professional associations such as, but not limited to, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Nurse Practitioners, or the American Nurses Association.

It is expected that knowledge transfer and application strategies developed under this procurement will more closely link researchers, policy makers, decision makers, and other users of research information throughout the research and diffusion processes, such that the information generated will be more useful to stakeholders, and that the application of that information in policy and practice will be greatly increased.

Strategies developed under this procurement shall be drawn from the fields of diffusion of innovations and knowledge transfer. The methods used may include, but are not limited to computer, Web-based, and conventional face-to-face approaches such as Web conferencing, computer simulations, E-mail list servers, technical assistance, and workshops and other meetings.

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  • Knowledge Transfer and Application Support: Request for Proposals (WordPerfect® file, 243 KB; PDF File, 517 KB).
  • Amendment 1: Appendices A, B, C, and D (WordPerfect® file, 120 KB)
  • Amendment 2: Clarifications to RFP, Questions on RFP and Responses, Corrections/Revisions to RFP, and Replacement Pages. (PDF File, 169 KB; WordPerfect® file, 168 KB)
  • Amendment 3: Template for the Small Business Subcontracting Plan and Duplicative Copy of the Past Performance Questionnaire (Word® file, 79 KB; PDF File, 57 KB)
  • Amendment 4: Clarifications to RFP, Submission Procedures (WordPerfect® file, 13 KB; PDF File, 6 KB)

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Current as of September 2003

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