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Histology Services Contract

Contract for Services to an Iowa
Laboratory to Provide Histology Services

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Iowa Department of Public Health

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06/15/21 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time


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Contract for services to an Iowa laboratory to provide clinical laboratory and pathology services to assist in the determination of cause and manner of death and pathological diagnoses. New applicants must register prior to submitting an application. The purpose of the program is for the applicant to provide histology services for the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner.

The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner (IOSME) provides autopsy service for the state of Iowa as well as determining cause and manner of death and other pathological diagnoses.

Goals and Objectives of the program

  • Provide timely and accurate histology services (majority of work will involve preparation of H and E stained slides on specimens acquired during autopsies. There will be occasional requests for special stains and immunohistochemistry).
  • Histology services will assist the Department in determination of cause and manner of death, and other pathological diagnoses.
  • Provide timely and qualified consultation interpretation of histology when requested.

For a description of work and services, see page 18 of the RFP document in Supporting Documents, below.

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GrantWatch ID#: 196071

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Applicants may apply for up to $120,000.00 for the total 1 year period.

Term of Contract:

The project period shall be from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2027.

The Department expects the initial contract period to be a one year term from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2027. The Department shall have the option to renew the contract at its sole discretion for up to 5 additional one (1) year terms subject to review of the continuation application, contractor performance and compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract, availability of funds, program modifications, or any other grounds determined by the Department to be in Department’s best interests.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Laboratories in compliance with the guidelines of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) are eligible to submit an application in accordance with this RFP.

Pre-Application Information:

- RFP Issued: May 6, 2021
- Round 1 Questions Due: May 13, 2021
- Responses Posted By: May 18, 2021
- Final Questions Due: June 3, 2021
- Responses Posted By: June 8, 2021
- Applications Due: June 15, 2021 by 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time
- Post Notice of Intent to Award: June 29, 2021

Written questions related to the RFP must be submitted through no later than the dates specified in the table above. Applicant must be registered with IowaGrants in order to submit a question.

A Notice of Intent to Award the contract(s) will be posted for 10 business days on the Department Web page under Funding Opportunities link by 4:30 pm on the date specified in the Schedule of Events table above. Applicants are solely responsible for reviewing the Notice of Intent to Award to determine their award status.

Each user will complete the registration process, only if not already registered. Follow the steps outlined in the ‘New User Registration Instructions for’ as posted under the Attachment section of the Funding Opportunity. New Users should allow at least a few days for the registration to be processed.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For assistance regarding IowaGrants, please contact the Department IowaGrants Helpdesk at or by calling 1-866-520-8987 (available between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays, excluding state holidays).

Program Officer:
John McMullen
515-281-6646 x

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP #58822016

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa

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