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Solicitation Notice
541611 — Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
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Department of Health and Human Services, Program Support Center, Division of Acquisition Management, Parklawn Building Room 5-101 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD, 20857
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The Office of Public Health Service, OPA (DHHS), through the Program Support Center, intends to negotiate a sole-source award with The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (NCPTP), Washington, DC . Purpose: Data from Cycle VI of the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) are scheduled to be released late this summer (2004). The NSFG, conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, is the largest and most comprehensive source of data on fertility, marriage, divorce and reproductive health in the U.S. The survey covers a national sample of women 15-44 years of age and, for the first time, Cycle VI will include a national sample of men 15-49 years of age. Of particular interest to the Office of Population Affairs (OPA), as well as the adolescent pregnancy prevention community in general, will be the data on adolescent sexual behavior, pregnancy, and childbearing. The last cycle of the NSFG was done in 1995; early and detailed analyses of the new cycle are of great importance in efforts to understand the factors underlying the ongoing trends in adolescent sexual and fertility behavior and in developing effective prevention strategies. The purpose of this project is to generate statistics from the new NSFG for adolescent females and males on sexual behavior, pregnancy and childbearing. Trend analyses will also be prepared using Cycles III, IV and V of the NSFG for adolescent females and the 1988 and 1995 National Survey of Adolescent Males (NSAM) for adolescent males. This information will be disseminated widely in a Chart Book , as well as a series of fact sheets covering selected topics in more detail: an overview of the sexual experience of adolescents; unwanted and nonvoluntary adolescent sexual experiences; characteristics of adolescents who are not sexually active; parent/child communication; and risk prevention interventions for adolescents. Since the NCPTP was established in 1995, it has built a solid reputation for developing studies and reports, of the highest caliber, in the areas of adolescent sexual behavior, pregnancy and childbearing?both describing their prevalence and exploring strategies for prevention. These endeavors have been, as this one will be, overseen by the NCPTP?s Effective Programs and Research Task Force (EPR), currently chaired by Dr. Brent Miller, Vice-President for Research at Utah State University and composed of a group of highly regarded social scientists in the field of adolescent pregnancy prevention. In addition to its strong track record on report development, the NCPTP has an equally strong record on dissemination, guaranteeing a reach into the field that is both broad and deep. NCPTP has capacity to begin work immediately and complete it in a timely manner. In addition to the EPR, on site research staff are well qualified, experienced in the field of adolescent pregnancy prevention, and available for assignment to the various tasks that will be required. Reductions in adolescent sexual activity and pregnancy have been observed for some years. Data from a number of sources indicate that these positive trends continue. An early and detailed look at Cycle VI of the NSFG will provide additional confirmation and the more in-depth analyses of related topics will add richness and context as the field continues to develop and implement risk prevention programs for our Nation?s youth. Given the match between the requirements of the intended project and the capacities of the NCPTP, as well as its ability to undertake the project in the immediate manner necessary for timely dissemination of the new data from the NSFG, will result in useful products and efficient completion of the work. THE PROPOSED SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION ACTION IS FOR SUPPLIES OR SERVICES FOR WHICH THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO SOLICIT AND NEGOTIATE WITH ONLY ONE SOURCE UNDER AUTHORITY OF FAR 13.106-1 INTERESTED PERSONS MAY IDENTIFY THEIR INTEREST AND CAPABILITY TO RESPOND TO THE REQUIREMENT OR SUBMIT PROPOSALS WITHIN 7 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A DETERMINATION BY THE GOVERNMENT NOT TO COMPETE THIS PROPOSED SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION BASED UPON RESPONSES TO THIS NOTICE IS SOLELY WITHIN THE DISCRETION OF THE GOVERNMENT. INFORMATION RECEIVED WILL NORMALLY BE CONSIDERED SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING WHETHER TO CONDUCT A COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT.
SN00700783-W 20041031/041029211649 (fbodaily.com)
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