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Abt Associates has been awarded a number of contracting vehicles that enable U.S. government agencies to quickly engage our services through a simplified procurement process. Under Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IQCs), Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IDIQs), and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), we conduct research, deliver technical assistance, and implement programs in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development and manage consortia of specialized companies and organizations to rapidly meet the needs of current and future clients. 

For information on working with Abt Associates using these contract vehicles, please contact:

Christina Rines
Abt Associates Inc.
10 Fawcett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-2856 

View a list of selected Abt Associates-held IQCs, IDIQs, and BPA’s below, organized by federal agency:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)


BPA: Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks III, Contract No. HHSP233201500013I (2015-2020)

Scope: Rapid-cycle research focused on one or more of AHRQ’s four priorities:

  • Improve the quality of health care and care delivery
  • Make health care safer
  • Increase accessibility
  • Improve health care affordability, efficiency and cost transparency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


BPA: Surveys Fit for Purpose: Monitoring and Evaluating the Nation’s Public Health and Prevention Programs (2014-2019)


  • Conducting surveys
  • Operational methods studies
  • Provide technical assistance on survey development and methods
  • Developing and/or supporting recruitment for and maintenance of survey panels for public health programs not supported by other studies


BPA: Center for Global Health – Global Data and Technical Assistance (GDATA) (2015-2020)


  • Business Services;
  • Training; Program Activities;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs and Systems;
  • Health Economics and Finance;
  • Surveillance and Surveys, Statistics, Modeling, and Epidemiologic Investigations;
  • Health Information Systems and Data Management;
  • Auxiliary and Support Services;
  • External Monitoring and Auditing of Implementation Science Studies


BPA: Health Marketing (2015-2020)


  • Wide range of health marketing support assistance

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)


IDIQ: Research, Measurement, Assessment, Design and Analysis (RMADA) – Contract No. HHSM500201400026I (2014-2019)

Scope: Provide analytic support and technical assistance for models and demonstration programs that are derived under the Patient ACA. This support will include, but will not be limited to, the design, implementation, and evaluation of research and/or payment and service delivery models to test their potential for reducing expenditures for Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and uninsured beneficiaries while maintaining or improving the quality of care.

IDIQ: Measure & Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) – Contract No. HHSM500201313001I (2013 – 2018)

Scope: Develop outcome, process, structural, cost and composite quality measures suitable for endorsement by a consensus endorsement entity and reflective of quality care for healthcare settings. This includes psychiatric hospitals, ambulatory care services, physician providers, accountable care organizations, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice programs, long-term care hospitals, in-patient rehabilitation facilities, PPS-exempt cancer hospitals, acute care hospitals, and ambulatory surgical centers. The contract also supports the collection of data that could be used to trend quality related to patient care for those patients that move across settings, as well as other uses related to cross-setting analysis.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)


IDIQ: Evaluation Assessments and Development, Domain One – Contract No. HHSH250201300005I – (2013-2018)

Scope: Services may include assessment of effectiveness and efficiency of HRSA supported programs-operations, outcomes and performance and analysis of contextual/policy issues which may impact HRSA supported activities.

HHS Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)


BPA: Analysis Related to People Experiencing for At Risk for Homelessness – Contract No. HHSP233201500030B (2015-2020)

Scope: Research and analysis services to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to achieve individual agency missions in quickly competing and awarding new requirements for homelessness research, policy, and data analysis.

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)


IDIQ: Immunization Consulting Research Arm (ICRA) (2015-2025)


  • Program/project management and execution
  • Program evaluation metrics
  • Technical, business, and operational analysis, documentation and assistance
  • Technical integration services
  • Strategic communications
  • Meetings and consensus-building efforts
  • Public and clinical healthcare integration, evaluation, and service delivery
  • Data analytics and evaluation
  • Program certification methods
  • Research, program evaluation, and assessment
  • Survey design, development, and implementation
  • Policy and legislative issues
  • Program management
  • National and program standards development
  • General management consulting activities

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)


BPA: Advancing Public Health Impact through Research (APHIR) – Contract No. HHD2002013M53890B (2012 – 2022)


  • Research and demonstration projects
  • Policy assessment
  • Program assessment and evaluation
  • Consultation and technical assistance
  • Strategic planning
  • Technical writing, editing and document support
  • Workshop, conferences and meeting support

IDIQ: Program Support Center – Contract No. HHSP233201500069I (2015 – 2020)


  • Program and policy assessments
  • Evaluation design studies and data collection
  • Performance measurement
  • Technical assistance and expertise
  • Data analysis
  • Auxiliary/Support Services
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