Other Programmatic Awards and Funding

PCORI will make a variety of external funding opportuni­ties available throughout the course of its work, including Requests for Proposals (RFPs), which are awarded through a competitive process. Each RFP contains its own statement of work, requirements, and evaluation criteria.

Active Opportunities

  • PCORnet Infrastructure Sustainment RFI: PCORI is seeking information on the potential scope and associated costs of ensuring continuity and sustainability of projects supported by PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. While this RFI is open to all, PCORI is particularly interested in responses from individuals who have knowledge of, and experience working with, existing large regional or national research networks, especially networks oriented to patient-centered comparative effectiveness research, including but not limited to current Patient-Powered Research Networks (PPRNs) and Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs).The intent of this RFI is to provide guidelines relative to the narrative information and cost model data requested, which will enable PCORI to receive information from multiple organizations and individuals to inform the development of a business case in support of the Phase II PCORnet initiative.
  • Large Pragmatic Studies RFI: PCORI’s Large Pragmatic Clinical Trials initiative funds pragmatic clinical trials, large simple trials, or large-scale observational studies that compare two or more alternatives for addressing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or management of a disease or symptom; improving health care system-level approaches to managing care; or for eliminating health or healthcare disparities. In this RFI, PCORI seeks information from public or private organizations who are experienced in managing and monitoring large-scale multicenter studies, including activities such as: management of scientific studies and support, clinical operations monitoring, and administrative support.
  • Collecting Stakeholder Views on Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research: PCORI is seeking a contractor to collect stakeholder views on PCORI work. The contractor will:
    • Convene one or more of the following stakeholder communities:
      • Clinician
      • Industry
      • Payer
      • Purchaser
    • Provide rationale for frequency and method of convening the stakeholder communities
    • Provide summary notes and analysis of information collected from each meeting
    • Suggest follow up actions based on the nature of the discussion 

    PCORI expects to identify contractors for an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract and to release multiple Task Orders under the IDIQ. The period of performance for the IDIQ will be a one-year base period with two one-year option periods. The projected IDIQ award date is July 17, 2014.

    Additionally, PCORI expects to make one award under the IDIQ for Task Order #1 – Collecting Stakeholder Views on PCORI Work. A Scope of Work and supporting information for this Task Order are included in this RFP. The period of performance for this Task Order is one year, with two one-year options. The projected award date is July 17, 2014. Task Orders awarded through the IDIQ contract will be cost-reimbursable.

    • Deadline for Questions: June 12, 2014 by 5pm ET
    • Deadline for Proposals: June 26, 2014 by 5pm ET
    • Responses to Questions
  • PCORnet Communications Support RFP: PCORI seeks to identify a highly experienced and innovative communications team to support development and implementation of a comprehensive public-facing communications plan for PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet is a consortium of 29 partner networks that was created by PCORI to support a more efficient and effective approach to conducting clinical research. Organizations with previous experience in health care and healthcare communications are encouraged to apply. PCORI expects to make one award under this RFP.
  • Evidence to Action Networks: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking a contractor to facilitate Evidence to Action Networks, cross-learning and dissemination opportunities for PCORI awardees and end-users of PCORI research findings. The contractor will:
    • Conduct surveys of funded awardees and patient, caregiver, and other stakeholder partners
    • Conduct literature reviews and develop reports
    • Develop and implement a protocol for Evidence to Action Networks
    • Provide reports, briefs, one-pagers, and other materials for Evidence to Action Networks
    • Develop and implement periodic evaluations of the Evidence to Action Networks

PCORI expects to identify three contractors for an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract and to release multiple Task Orders under the IDIQ. The period of performance for the IDIQ will be a one-year base period with four one-year option periods. The projected IDIQ award date is September 5, 2014.

Additionally, PCORI expects to make one award under the IDIQ for Task Order #1 – Asthma Evidence to Action Network. A Scope of Work and supporting information for this Task Order are included in this RFP. The period of performance for this Task Order is one year (September 2014-August 2015), with two one-year options. The projected award date is September 5, 2014.

Task Orders awarded through the IDIQ contract will be cost-reimbursable.

    • Deadline for Proposals: July 14, 2014 by 5pm ET
    • Deadline for Questions: June 2, 2014 by 5pm ET
    • Responses to Questions
  • Pipeline to Proposal Initiative This Request for Quote (RFQ) seeks four Intermediate Funders (IFs), who will in partnership with PCORI manage up to 110 Tier I, up to 100 Tier II, and up to 80 Tier III Pipeline Awards over a 2-year period. The purpose of the Pipeline to Proposal Awards is to build a national community of patients, clinicians, and other front-line caregivers, and others across the healthcare community who have the expertise and passion to participate in patient-centered outcomes research, and to create partnerships within that community that lead to high-quality research proposals. (NOTE: The deadline for proposals has closed. PCORI is evaluating proposals and seeking contract approval. PCORI expects to announce an award in the near future.)