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Assessing the Evidence Base for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Safety Practices: Developing Criteria

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Request for Proposal

Solicitation No. AHRQ-2009-10001

Date Issued: August 15, 2008
Date Questions Due: August 29, 2008
Date of Webex Only Conference: September 5, 2008
Date Notice of Intent Due: September 13, 2008
Proposals Due: October 14, 2008 (Date extended from October 13)

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

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Division of Contracts Management (DCM) will award a contract to assist AHRQ in developing criteria for assessing the evidence base for the context-sensitive effectiveness and safety of patient safety practices.

The Government anticipates awarding one (1) contract from this solicitation with the contract estimated to have a maximum budget of $1 Million. A Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) type of contract is contemplated for a 12 month period of performance. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code that best describes the requirement is 541611. This procurement is advertised on a full and open competition basis.

Questions regarding this solicitation shall be received in this office no later than August 29, 2008. All questions shall be submitted electronically by E-mail to the Contract Specialist, at the following E-mail address: The subject line should be marked "Proposal Questions RFP No. AHRQ-09-10001."

Answers to questions will be provided in the form of an Amendment to this solicitation and will be posted on AHRQ's Web page: and the Federal Business Opportunities Web page:

It is the offerors' responsibility to monitor the Web sites where the RFP will be posted to learn about any amendments to the solicitation.

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