Release Date:  February 13, 1998


Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) is soliciting contract
proposals to conduct Phase I of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
program for AHCPR.  It is expected that approximately seven awards will be
made in support of this program.  Organizations submitting proposals under the
SBIR program must qualify as a small business concern in accordance with the
definition provided in the solicitation.  This solicitation invites contract
proposals in the following areas:  (1) Assisting Purchasers to Use Information
on Health Plan Performance; and (2) Assisting Chronic Care Management. 
Additional information related to these two topics will be contained in the
solicitation.  The issuance date of Request for Proposal (RFP) No. AHCPR-98-
0008 was February 6, 1998, with proposals due approximately 50 calendar days
from the date of RFP issuance.


Telephone requests will not be honored; all requests must be in writing. 
Faxed requests are acceptable.  The solicitation is also available for
downloading from the AHCPR webpage at when available.  Requests
for copies of the solicitation may be directed to:

Jacquelyn C. Carey
Contracts Management Staff
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
2101 East Jefferson Street, Suite 601
Rockville, MD  20852
FAX:  (301) 443-7523

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