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Value Demonstrating Initiative on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD

Jan 20, 2014

Request for Proposals

The Value Demonstrating Initiative (VDI) on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an innovative approach to improve care for people with COPD by ensuring they have the recommended care they need which includes smoking cessation, vaccinations, the right medications, exercise, and education.

It focuses on optimizing COPD care in the community, and will be independently evaluated to determine if it improves patient outcomes and the effectiveness and efficiency of the health care system.  A key objective of the initiative is to create a model that is feasible, scalable, and sustainable beyond the initial demonstration period.

It is being pursued through a collaborative effort involving the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Rx&D (Canada’s Research Based Pharmaceutical Companies) and the Ontario Lung Association (OLA).  These stakeholders are working together to translate existing knowledge and evidence into practice, incorporating quality improvement principles.

Please view our full RFP here. It is being distributed to those who may have an interest in submitting an Evaluation Proposal.

The submission date is February 14 and the timelines are as indicated:

Issue Date of RFP: January 17, 2014
Teleconference date for interested respondents: Week January 27, 2014
Requested Submission Date: February 14, 2014
Anticipated interview date:  Week of March 17, 2014
Anticipated Start Date:  April 7, 2014

The RFP timetable is tentative only and may be changed by the Client in its sole discretion.

Please note that a teleconference will be held the week of January 27 for questions from potential respondents. For those interested, please respond by email to cbois@on.lung.ca and the date and time for the teleconference will be emailed to you.

The evaluation proposal for the RFP is to be submitted on Feb 14, 2014 to:
Christine Bois, M.A.Sc.
Program Manager, Value Demonstrating Initiative on COPD
613 857 2334
January 17, 2014