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ILCOR is looking for Information Specialists


Dear Prospective Provider:

The American Heart Association (AHA) is preparing to issue a RFP on August 8, 2019 requesting prospective bidders to submit proposals for Information Specialists to develop search strategies for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).  We would like to determine your interest in participating in our bidding process.

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is the international committee responsible for coordination of all aspects of cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation and first aid worldwide. AHA is a founding member of ILCOR. ILCOR continually evaluates the scientific evidence and publishes the Consensus on Science with Treatment Recommendations on resuscitation science, resuscitation education and first aid.

Due the sensitive nature of the information we will share with you during the bidding process, we will require you to sign a Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with the AHA before we can issue the RFP to your organization.  If your organization is interested in participating in this RFP, please sign and return the NDA to Karla McConnell ( by 8/20/2019. Also, please include the name, phone number, and e-mail address of the individual who will service as the primary contact for your organization during the RFP.

The tentative RFP timeline is included below for your reference.  All detailed instructions, background information, and requirements will be provided in the RFP.  Feel free to call or email if you have any questions or need additional information.

Tentative RFP Timeline:


Due Date

Introduction Letter emailed to suppliers and posted online

August 8, 2019

Suppliers declare their intent to respond by returning signed NDA to AHA by 5:00PM CDT

August 20, 2019

RFP Proposals sent to bidders

August 21, 2019

Questions to AHA regarding RFP and its components due by 5:00PM CDT.

August 25, 2019

AHA emails responses to questions

August 30, 2019

Proposals due to AHA by 5:00PM CDT

September 10, 2019

Notify short listed suppliers (if needed)

September 11, 2019

Supplier interviews if needed (via video conference)

September 20, 2019

Supplier selection

October 1, 2019

Tentative contract start date

October 5, 2019


Karla McConnell

Senior Contract Administrator

American Heart Association

National Center

7272 Greenville Ave

Dallas, TX 75231