AHRQ will be soliciting proposals on or about January 9, 2009, for a contractor to help market patient safety products and tools. AHRQ’s Patient Safety Tools and Resources are listed at www.ahrq.gov/qual/pstools.htm. The contractor must have the capability to do traditional product marketing, do face-to-face and one-on-one site visits to change behavior in clinical practices, and be able to reach out to healthcare providers by personal contacts.
The contractor will need to make contacts with specified target audiences, make follow-up site visits to highlight AHRQ safety products so that the products are adopted and used to improve patient safety. Changes in behavior need to happen among staffs, consumers, and patients.
One contract will be awarded for a period of 18 months and is expected to be awarded no later than May 30, 2009. The presolicitation (09-10012AHRQ) notice was published on December 29, 2008 and the full solicitation is scheduled to be published around January 9, 2009. The information will be available on AHRQ’s website at www.ahrq.gov and at www.fbo.gov with proposals due 45 days after the release of the solicitation.