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Request for Proposals: Sarnoff Center Carrier Screening Program

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The Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics is pleased to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a medical partner for its carrier screening program. 

Background: 
For many years, the Sarnoff Center has facilitated a carrier screening program for Jewish persons and non-Jewish partners of Jewish persons to increase rates of carrier screening for Tay-Sachs, Canavan disease, Gaucher disease, and other genetic disorders. At the time of this RFP’s release, the Center’s panel includes 56 diseases more common among Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, and more than 125 additional pan-ethnic conditions.

In addition to this program, the Center has also worked to make genetic health expertise available and accessible to its constituents through educational programming, publications, and one-on-one consultation. These services relate to both the recessive conditions covered under the screening program, and to other relevant genetic health issues such as BRCA-related hereditary cancers.

In 2015, the Center transitioned away from its previous medical partner and entered into a short-term agreement with an independent genetics practice with the intent to release a competitive RFP for a longer-term collaboration with an appropriate organization.

The Sarnoff Center invites qualified organizations to submit a proposal for a three-year collaborative agreement to serve as its medical provider for its carrier screening program. 

Key Dates: 

  • February 28, 2018: Letters of Intent Due by 11:59 p.m.
  • March 1, 2018: Mandatory Bidder’s Conference
  • March 22, 2018: Application Due by 11:59 p.m.

  • How to Apply:
    The Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics has an online application process. For more information or to view the full RFP, visit: https://juf.fluidreview.com/res/. To begin an application, visit https://juf.fluidreview.com/ and click “Sign Up” to create a FluidReview account using the name of the staff person who will be the contact person for this RFP. 

    Please Direct Inquiries to:
    Sarah Goldberg
    SarahGoldberg@juf.org
    312.357.4994

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