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AHRQ National Resource Center for Health Information Technology (Health IT)

Request for Proposal

Solicitation No. AHRQ-2009-10003

Date Issued: January 6, 2009
Proposals Due: February 26, 2009, 2009; 12 Noon (Local Time) (Extended from February 19).

Contracting Office: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Contracts Management, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Questions should be submitted to the Contracting Officer, Sharon Williams, at

The presolicitation synopsis for this requirement was published in the FedBizOpps ( on December 18, 2008, under the title, "AHRQ National Resource Center for Health IT." The solicitation issue date is January 6, 2009.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is available for download here and at the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) Web site at the following location:

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 the amendment with responses to questions will be posted around the first week of February 2009.

It is anticipated that multiple contract awards will be made under this solicitation for a 1-year period of performance with four 1-year option periods.


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is soliciting proposals for the AHRQ National Resource Center for Health IT. It is anticipated that multiple task order contracts (IDIQ) will be awarded in four separate domain areas (areas of expertise). These contracts will provide support for the Agency's Health Information Technology portfolio by maintaining, serving as, and supporting the AHRQ National Resource Center for Health IT and its associated activities.

The four domain areas are:

  1. Support for Health IT Program Management, Guidance, Assessment, and Planning.
  2. Health IT Technical Assistance, Content Development, Program Related Projects and Studies.
  3. Health IT Dissemination, Communication and Marketing.
  4. Health IT Portal Infrastructure Management, and Web site Design, and Usability Support.

AHRQ anticipates awarding approximately three to six (but no more than 10) contracts per domain. Interested parties may submit proposals in one or more domain areas. Successful contractors will compete for task orders in their respective domains. It is AHRQ's desire to award contracts to a mixture of large and small businesses.

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Current as of February 2009

Internet Citation:

AHRQ National Resource Center for Health IT: Request for Proposal. February 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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