Sunday, December 21, 2008

AHRQ Releases Presolicitation

On December 18th, AHRQ published a presolicitation with the goal to release a solicitation in early January. The solicitation will seek proposals for multiple IDIQ/Task Order contracts through which individual Task Orders will be awarded to support the AHRQ National Resource Center for Health Information Technology.

AHRQ anticipates awarding multiple contracts for four separate domain areas:

  • Health IT Program Management, Guidance, Assessment and Planning
  • Health IT Technical Assistance, Content Development, Program Related Projects and Studies
  • Health IT Dissemination, Communication, and Marketing
  • Health IT Portal Infrastructure Management, Website Design, and Usability Support

Multiple master contracts are expected to be awarded by the end of May 2009, and multiple individual task orders are expected to be awarded by August 2009. AHRQ anticipates awarding approximately 3-6 contracts per domain with no more than 10 contracts per domain area.

Through the issuance of task orders, AHRQ expects to award approximately $25 million, contingent on available funds over the course of the one year base and the four option year periods. The program has the potential to award $50 million if the program expands and gains federal partners.

AHRQ plans to award contracts to a mixture of large and small businesses. While the solicitation is an open competition, AHRQ’s intent is to reserve some awards in some of the domains for small business.

For more information, go to or contact Sharon L. Williams Contracting Officer at or call 301-427-1781.