Sunday, March 13, 2011

NQF Issues RFP

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP). They are seeking firm fixed price proposals from contractors to support the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) and the National Priorities Partnership (NPP).

MAP requires NQF to form multi-stakeholder groups to provide information to HHS on setting-specific performance measures for hospitals, clinicians, and post acute care/long term care providers, as well as provide input on cross-setting quality issues specific to dual eligible beneficiaries.

NQF will initiate the National Priorities Partnership to obtain input on priorities and goals for the HHS National Quality Strategy, to identify strategies to achieve the goals, and to recommend associated measures for monitoring national progress.

NQF has issued an RFP with an aggressive timetable calling for research and analytical support for both of these partnerships. Key tasks in the RFP will require project planning, quality setting analysis, and dual eligible beneficiaries analysis.

The deliverables will need to include a project work plan with a description of main tasks, deliverables, timeline, and a staffing plan, description of the MAP tasks and recommendations for measures to improve measures needed in hospitals and physician offices, for post acute and long term care, and for dual eligible beneficiaries tasks.

Questions must be in written format and emailed to by March 17, 2011 with all bids due by April 8, 2011. For more information, contact Natini Pande, Senior director at (202) 783-1300 or for further information, email