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Patient Safety Organization Privacy Protection Center (PSOPPC)

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Request for Proposals

Solicitation No. AHRQ-07-10032 (Full and Open Competition)

Proposals Due: July 9, 2007, 12 Noon (Local Time).

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

The presolicitation synopsis for this requirement was published in the FedBizOpps ( on May 4, 2007, under the title, "Patient Safety Organization Privacy Protection Center (PSOPPC)." The solicitation issue date is May 21, 2007.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is available for download (Select to access 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 anticipated that a single cost reimbursement plus award fee, performance-based service contract award will be made under this solicitation for a three year period of performance with two one-year options.


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 establish an entity to provide assistance to the Patient Safety Organization (PSOs) with rendering patient safety event information non-identifiable. The PSOPPC will help PSOs with the de-identification of patient safety work product so that non-identifiable patient safety work product can be safely and efficiently supplied to the Patient Safety Organization Network of Patient Safety Database (PSONPSD).

Specific objectives of this contract are to:

  1. Establish the PSOPPC.
  2. Receive information on patient safety events from PSOs who wish to participate.
  3. Develop and apply a protocol for rendering patient safety events non-identifiable.
  4. Transfer non-identifiable information of patient safety events to the Network of Patient Safety Database (NPSD).
  5. Provide technical assistance to PSOs.

Detailed information can be found in the solicitation. It is the offerors responsibility to monitor this site or for any subsequent amendments.

All questions must be sent in writing to

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  • Patient Safety Organization Privacy Protection Center (PSOPPC): Request for Proposals (Word® File, 640 KB).
  • Attachment 1: Performance Evaluation and Award Fee (Word® File, 400 KB).
  • Amendment 1: Proposal due date extended to July 9, 2007, and estimated cost (PDF File, 32 KB; PDF Help).
  • Amendment 2: Response to questions received, list of potential offerors, and change in the requirement concerning number and format of technical proposals to be submitted (PDF File, 52 KB; PDF Help); Notice of Amendment (PDF File, 37 KB; PDF Help).
  • AHRQ Application and System Development Requirements (Word® File, 130 KB).
  • AHRQ Linking Policy (Word® File, 165 KB).
  • AHRQ Technical Reference Model (Word® File, 490 KB).
  • HHS Web Standards (Word® File, 1.3 MB).
  • Web Accessibility Checklist (Word® File, 60 KB).
  • Web Site Deployment Checklist (Word® File, 300 KB).

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