July 11, 2001 - Peace Corps seeks an independent, external evaluation of the Volunteer Health System.

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[Commerce Business Daily: Posted in CBDNet on July 11, 2001]
[Printed Issue Date: July 16, 2001]
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CLASSCOD: B--Special Studies and Analyses - Not R&D
OFFADD: Peace Corps, Office of Contracts, Rm. 1420E, 1111 2O
th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20526
SOL PCORPS-01-R-1012
DUE 091401
POC Kimberley M. Atsalinos, Contracting Officer, phone (202)
692-1629 and fax (202) 692-1621
DESC: The Peace Corps seeks qualified, interested parties to
provide an independent, external evaluation of the Peace Corps
(PC) Volunteer Health System. It is anticipated that the evaluation
will be conducted beginning in early calendar year 2002.
The following is a summary of the planned evaluation: The
evaluation will (1) assess the quality of the PC Volunteer
Health System, and (2) provide guidance and recommendations
for health care system improvement on the basis of this assessment.
The PC Volunteer Health System provides health care services
for Peace Corps Volunteers. These services include medical
evaluation of applicants for Peace Corps Service, provision
of health care services to Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers
during their service and coordination of health benefits for
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. The Volunteer Health System
has two principle components: (1) the Office of Medical Services,
and (2) in-country Volunteer health programs. The evaluation
will include an assessment of: (1) the structures of the Volunteer
Health System, (2) health care delivery processes for PC Volunteers,
and (3) health outcomes of PC Volunteers and returned PC Volunteers.
Components of external evaluation: Review and assessment
of OMS operations. Review of PC health system standards,
to include an assessment of adherence to these standards.
Updates and modifications to the PC Health System Standards
as necessary to improve the quality of health care outcomes
for PC Volunteers. Review of the health care system's policies
and procedures, Technical Guidelines and other relevant documents
within OMS and the Volunteer Health System. Review of Peace
Corps health system information systems as they relate to quality
for health care provided to Peace Corps Volunteers. The
evaluator will provide a collaborative evaluation of the Volunteer
Health System over a 6 to 12 month period. This will be coordinated
and developed with the Quality Improvement Unit of the Office
of Medical Services. The NAICS code for this procurement
is 541618. The RFP is anticipated to be released on July 25,
2001. All requests for the RFP shall be in writing and shall
provide the prospective offeror's phone and fax numbers, as
well as their email address, as the the RFP will be sent out
electronically via email. All questions related to the RFP
must be submitted in writing no later than August 31, 2001
in order to receive a response prior to the closing date of
September 14, 2001.
CITE: (W-192 SN50R5E9)

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