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Recovery - Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC)

This opportunity is a Recovery and Reinvestment Act action
Solicitation Number: ARRA-CMS-2010-001DRCG
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Location: Office of Acquisition and Grants Management
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Special Notice
Added: Feb 26, 2010 3:21 pm
This notice is provided for informational purposes only. CMS intends to issue a modification to the University of Minnesota under its Medicare and Medicaid Research and Demonstration (MRAD) Task Order Contract (TOC). The MRAD TOCs were competitively awarded in 2005 under the procedures of FAR 16.505, multiple awards, Indefinite Delivery - Indefinite Quantity contracts. CMS intends to modify Contract HHSM-500-2005-00027I/Task Order 0003, which was also competitively awarded on September 29, 2008. This effort will allow the contractor to enhance customer service and training to the research community.

This modification will require the contractor to provide the same quality and level of services to other federal agencies who want to learn how to use CMS data for projects relating to Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). In summary, this modification will enhance ResDAC's help desk, training, and outreach functions designed to familiarize researchers in how to obtain and use CMS data for CER. It will encompass the provision of technical assistance and education to all other federal agency employees via a ResDAC maintained website, a knowledgeable Assistance Desk team, and academic faculty and staff who will provide outreach to the research community at national conferences.

This effort will be performed within the current Period of Performance. The Contracting Officer has determined that the most appropriate contract type is Cost Plus Fixed-Fee.

7500 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850
Evelyn R Dixon,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 410-786-1561
Fax: 410-786-9088