Preventing Pregnancy in Adolescents:

Replicating Programs in Communities Across the Nation

The MITRE Corporation Releases a 2019 Community-Based Pregnancy Prevention Request for Proposal (RFP)

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), engaged MITRE, the operator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (the Health FFRDC), to objectively evaluate replication of pregnancy prevention programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation. The MITRE Corporation, the not-for-profit organization that operates the Health FFRDC, is announcing a contracting opportunity for school-based, after-school based, or community-based pregnancy prevention programs. MITRE’s contracting process includes the following steps: a Sources Sought Announcement, a Draft Statement of Work, a Request for Proposal, and anticipated award of contracts. MITRE anticipates making multiple awards beginning Fall 2019.

The graphic depicts the contracting process for the 2019 Preventing Pregnancy in Adolescents: Replicating Programs in Communities Across the Nation Contract Opportunity. Key dates include: Draft Statement of Work released June 28, 2019. The Request for Proposal released July 23, 2019. RFP questions due July 29, 2019. Proposals due August 19, 2019.

Key Contracting Dates

The proposal submission window is now closed, proposal evaluation is currently underway.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

The Request for Proposal (RFP) was amended and a final RFP and addendum was released on August 2, 2019. Proposals were due no later than August 19, 2019 at 12:00:00 pm Eastern Time (ET).

New RFP Definitions Released

(Updated 7/30/2019)

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As the operator of the Health FFRDC, MITRE is releasing this Request for Proposal (RFP). Organizations will replicate a pregnancy prevention program(s) for adolescents proven effective through rigorous evaluation. In the context of this opportunity, replication includes service delivery and data collection for an evaluation. Organizations will work with MITRE throughout the period of performance. MITRE will provide standardized questionnaires and forms along with training on data collection. 

MITRE anticipates that this funding opportunity may cover the cost of the program materials, facilitation of the program, training of facilitators as needed, data collection, and time to meet with MITRE and complete forms and reports. The RFP provides detailed instructions and a cost template.

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The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), engaged MITRE, the operator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (the Health FFRDC), to objectively evaluate replication of pregnancy prevention programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation. Federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) are unique organizations that assist the U.S. government with scientific research and analysis; development and acquisition; and systems engineering and integration. MITRE is a not-for-profit company that manages seven FFRDCs, including the Health FFRDC. Under this project, the Health FFRDC is conducting objective, evidence-based research. MITRE is evaluating replication of pregnancy prevention programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation. MITRE will share the evaluation results with OASH for its consideration.

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