RFP Announcement: Hispanic Community Health Study-Study of Latinos (HCHS-SOL) - Coordinating Center, Echocardiography Reading Center, and Field Centers

Notice Number: NOT-HL-12-152

Key Dates
Release Date: August 17, 2012

Issued by
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


The HCHS-SOL began in 2006 in four U.S. communities (San Diego, CA; Chicago, IL; Bronx, NY; and Miami, FL). Approximately 16,000 Hispanic/Latino men and women between 18 and 74 years of age were recruited between 2008 and 2011 across communities. A baseline examination (Visit 1) was performed during that period of time.

The objectives of the renewal of the HCHS-SOL program are to 1) further investigate the apparent paradox of high socioeconomic adversity, substantial cardiovascular and pulmonary disease (CVPD) risk factor burden, and low CVPD prevalence and mortality in Hispanics; 2) identify putative causes for diseases and conditions highly prevalent in Hispanics (e.g. diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), left ventricular hypertrophy, and gestational diabetes mellitus); 3) describe the  transformation of health-related risk and protective factors related to migration, acculturation, and length of time living in the U.S.; 4)  assess the impact of socioeconomic factors, cultural values, risk behaviors, and medical care access on health in Hispanics; and 5) investigate genetic effects, gene-gene interactions, and gene-environment interactions in relation to measured phenotypes in this uniquely admixed population.

The period of performance is for seven years beginning on or around June 1, 2013.  The Government anticipates that one (1) contract award for a Coordinating Center under RFP No. NHLBI-HV-13-05, four (4) contract awards for the Field Centers under RFP No. NHLBI-HV-13-06, and one (1) award for Echocardiography (ECHO) Reading Center under RFP No. NHLBI-HV-13-07.  This acquisition has been designated as full and open competition under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 541712.

Potential offerors are responsible for downloading the RFP and any attachments. It is also the offerors' responsibility to monitor the FedBizOpps web page for the release of any amendments to the RFP. Interested parties must respond to the solicitation in order to be considered for award of any resultant contract. This acquisition has been designated as a full and open competition under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 541712. Subcontracting opportunities are anticipated during the course of this contract award.

The RFPs are available at the FedBizOpps Website (URL: http://www.fedbizopps.gov ) and at the NHLBI Website (URL: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/inits/index.htm).  The estimated due date for proposal submission is on October 2, 2012.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Tara Knox, Contracting Officer   
Telephone: (301) 402-0834
FAX: (301) 480-3430
Email: knoxt@nhlbi.nih.gov

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