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Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

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Request for Proposals

Solicitation No. AHRQ-06-0009 (Full and Open Competition).

Proposals Due: June 30, 2006, 12 Noon (Local Time).

Contracting Office: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Contracts Management, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850; Sharon Williams, Contracting Officer.

The presolicitation synopsis for this requirement was published in the FedBizOpps ( on April 27, 2006, under the title, "Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP)." The solicitation issue date is May 18, 2006.

The RFP is available for download (select for Downloading Information) and at the Federal Business Opportunities Web site: It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the Web sites where the RFP is posted to learn about any amendments to the solicitation.


It is anticipated that a single cost reimbursement contract award will be made under this solicitation for a 3-year period of performance with one 2-year option.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting proposals on a full and open competition from qualified organizations to award a multi-year contract to conduct the next phase of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). HCUP is a family of health care databases and related software tools and products developed through a Federal-State-industry partnership and sponsored by AHRQ.

HCUP databases bring together the data collection efforts of State data organizations, hospital associations, private data organizations, and the Federal government to create a national information resource of patient-level health care data. Detailed descriptions of the project and data can be found at the HCUP Web site.

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