Carnegie Mellon University

PA Department of Health RFA 67-49: Request for Applications for Nonformula Health Research on Health Care Innovation or Traumatic Brain Injury

Email intent to Judy Coyle by 5:00PM, 04/28/2016
Submit pre-proposal by 05/05/2016

Dear Potential Applicant:

 You are invited to submit an application to the Pennsylvania Department of Health for collaborative research on health care innovation or traumatic brain injury in accordance with the enclosed Request for Applications (RFA67-49). The effective date for the Grant will be January 1, 2017.

 All questions regarding this RFA must be directed in writing to the Manager, Health Research Program, through email at ra-healthresearch@pa.gov no later than 2:30 p.m. on April 25, 2016. All questions should include the specific section of the RFA about which the potential applicant is questioning. A pre-application conference will be held at 9:00 a.m. on May 2, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, conference room 129, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701. Since facilities are limited, it is requested that you limit your representation to two individuals. Pre-registration is not required. Answers to all questions will be posted at www.emarketplace.state.pa.us.  Click on ‘Solicitations’ and search for the above RFA number.

 A Letter of Intent shall be submitted to the Director, Division of Contracts, Bureau of Administrative and Financial Services, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Room 824, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120-0701. The Letter of Intent shall be prepared using the Letter of Intent form provided in Part Two, Appendix G of this RFA. The Letter of Intent shall arrive in the designated room at the above address no later than 2:30 p.m. on May 16, 2016. Faxed Letters of Intent will not be accepted.  If the Letter of Intent is not received using the form provided on or before this date and time, your application will not be accepted.

 Please submit your application in the following format:

1.     Five CD-R/DVDs containing an electronic copy of the following parts of the application: Appendix A – Attachment 1, Cover Page, submitted in Microsoft Word; Appendix A – Attachment 2, Research Proposal, submitted in PDF; Appendix A – Attachment 3, Letters of Support, submitted in PDF; and Appendix C – Budget submitted in Microsoft Excel.

2.     One original and four complete paper copies of the remaining parts of the application (all documents listed in Part Two of the RFA except Appendix A and Appendix C).

Your application must arrive in the designated room at the following address no later than 2:30 p.m. on May 25, 2016.

 RFA67-49

Director, Division of Contracts

Bureau of Administrative and Financial Services

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Room 824, Health and Welfare Building

625 Forster Street

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120-0701

 LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED REGARDLESS OF THE REASON.

 Please write “APPLICATION ENCLOSED RFA67-49 in large block letters on the envelope or overnight/priority mail label.

We expect that the evaluation of applications and the selection of Grantees will be completed within six months of the submission due date.

 Sincerely,

 Lori Stubbs

Director

Bureau of Administrative and Financial Services

Agency LOI Due Date: 05/16/2016 by 2:30 PM
Agency Full Proposal Due Date: 05/25/2016 by 2:30 PM
Limit: 1

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