Sunday, August 24, 2008


AHRQ has plans to award a contract that will assess the effectiveness and safety of patient safety practices (PSP). The agency anticipates that the results of this work will benefit researchers and others that want to evaluate the results when implementing patient safety practices. One contract will be awarded with a maximum budget of $1 million with a cost plus fixed fee contract contemplated for a 12 month period of performance.

The contractor is expected to:

  • Form an interdisciplinary panel of experts in patient safety, frontline healthcare delivery, clinical and health services research, behavioral and social sciences research, evaluation design and methodology, systems engineering management science, and other disciplines as necessary
  • Identify a diverse and representative set of PSPs to be used to help develop the criteria for the systematic assessment of the safety of PSPs
  • Identify research and evaluation models, methods, and designs that could be used to evaluate the PSPs

Proposals are due October 13, 2008. The date for the webex only Conference is September 5, 2008, and Notice of Intent is due September 13, 2008.

Questions regarding this RFP need to be emailed to by August 29, 2008. The subject line should be marked “Proposal Questions RFP No. AHRQ-09-10001.” The answers to the questions will be provided in the form of an amendment to this solicitation and will be posted on and on the Federal Business Opportunities web page at