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User Network Project for CAHPS® and Patient Safety

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Request for Proposals

Solicitation No. AHRQ-07-10024

Proposals Due: July 2, 2007; 12 Noon (Local Time)

Contracting Office: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Contracts Management, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850; Jessica Alderton, Contracting Officer

The presolicitation synopsis for this requirement was published in the FedBizOpps ( on May 15, 2007, under the title, "Users Network Project." The solicitation issue date is July 2, 2007.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is available for download (Downloading Information) and at the Federal Business Opportunities Web page: 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 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 on or about June 21, 2007.

It is anticipated that 1 contract award will be made under this solicitation for a 5-year period of performance.


The purpose of this RFP is to request proposals for work related to two AHRQ initiatives: the Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) program and the Patient Safety (PS) program. The CAHPS/PS User Network contractor (the User Network contractor) will facilitate the work of the CAHPS team and of the AHRQ SOPS team over the next 5 years by:

  • Supporting the development and maintenance of CAHPS® and SOPS products.
  • Providing assistance to CAHPS® and SOPS product uses.
  • Promoting the adoption and use of CAHPS® products and SOPS surveys.
  • Developing and maintaining new CAHPS® and SOPS databases.
  • Providing technical and conference support for meetings.
  • Providing support to AHRQ CAHPS® and SOPS staff.
  • Managing all aspects of the project work.

Downloading Information

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  • User Network Project for CAHPS® and Patient Safety: Request for Proposals (Word® File, 2.3 MB).

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