Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in support of the National Library of Medicine® (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.
This Web page is designed to facilitate the application process for organizations applying for funding for the 2019 ACIOP sponsored by the NLM.
NLM recognizes that treatment and management of HIV/AIDS continues to evolve with new scientific breakthroughs, treatment discoveries, and management challenges. People living with HIV and those who care for them need the latest information on HIV/AIDS screening, testing, prevention, and treatment and research. ACIOP is a competitive awards program offered to community-based organizations and libraries to improve HIV/AIDS health information access. The ACIOP provides funding for organizations to design and conduct local projects that will:
- Improve HIV/AIDS health information access for patients, the affected community, caregivers, and the public
- Provide access to HIV/AIDS health information in a way that is meaningful to the target population
- Increase awareness and use of the NLM HIV/AIDS resources
Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:
- Information Retrieval
- Skills Development
- Resource Development and Dissemination
- PrEP Navigator Resource Development and Dissemination
- Equipment Acquisition
Emphasis will be placed upon small businesses and the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these projects:
- Community-based organizations (CBO) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services to the affected community;
- Public libraries wishing to serve their communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
- Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve the public health in the area of HIV/AIDS-related services;
- Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services to the affected community; and/or
- Multi-type consortia of the above listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project. At least one of the organizations managing the project must be a community-based organization, library, or department of public health.
Awards are offered for up to $50,000.
Submission Deadline, Requirements, and Instructions
Deadline for proposal submission is July 12, 2019 2:00 PM EDT.
- Register for a
SharePoint account at least 10 business days before submission date.
- Complete all fields, including your “Company” or Organization name.
- Enter ACIOP Request for Proposals in the field labeled “Site Requested.”
- Enter Kelli Bursey in the field labeled “ORAU Point of Contact.”
- Click Register.
- Once approved, you will receive notification from ORAU Extranet to create a username and password. Note: the link you will receive to activate your password is only good for 24 hours; otherwise you will have to restart the password process.
- You will receive a personalized link with your organization’s name from ORAU.
- Click the link to submit proposal and attachments.
Request for Proposal (RFP)
NLM is pleased to announce the solicitation of proposals for ACIOP to support organizations to improve access to HIV/AIDS health information for patients, the affected community, caregivers, and the public. To review the RFP* in its entirety please click the button below.
*Amendment 1 to RFP 2019-44273 for the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program is issued to revise Section IV. Projects Activities & Criteria mandatory criteria #4 and #5: (highlighted accordingly)
Offeror(s) must submit questions or requests for clarification electronically and must include “RFP 2019-44273” in subject line, no later than 2:00 pm EDT on June 14, 2019 to Angela Hawn at Angela.Hawn@orau.org.
- ORAU Representations & Certifications
- ORAU Supplier Information form
- W-9 (October 2018 version)
- ACIOP Additional Resources and Information*
- Proposal Cover Sheet
- Checklist for Submission*
- Evaluation Measures Example
- Logic Model
- Information Access Categories
- Cost Breakdown
*Not required for submission with proposal.
Communication Prior to Award
All communications must be directed to the attention of:
Angela Hawn, ORAU Procurement Section Manager
Communications with other officials or representatives may compromise the competitiveness of this acquisition and result in cancellation of the solicitation.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2019 awards grants or contracts?
- What’s the difference between a grant and a contract?
- Because this is a contract does an awarded organization receive a check automatically or is it a reimbursement type of award?
- Does our organization need a DUNS number?
- Is it necessary to provide any documentation related to the budget or are just the numbers sufficient?
ACIOP RFP 2019-44273 Questions and Responses
- Who is eligible?
- Are foreign applications allowed?
- Can a university be the lead organization on a proposal from an existing multi-type consortium that includes community-based organizations, health departments, and other stakeholders?
- Are organizations that are not located within the 48 counties eligible to apply?
- If eligible, how should they distinguish their proposal to be competitive?
- What is the total number of anticipated awards for this opportunity?
- Are Universities eligible?
- Is an HIV prevention organization located in St. Louis eligible to submit a proposal?
- What is a NAICS Code and Size Standard?
- What is the Checklist?
- What is the W9 being used for?
- What is the ORAU Supplier Information being used for?
- What is the Logical Model?
- Are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) qualified as a community-based organization and eligible?