PIRE Project - CDM/STOP Act III




Task 1. Annual Report to Congress on National Efforts to Reduce Underage Drinking, State Reports on the Prevention and Enforcement of Underage Drinking Activities, and the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act-- Public Law 109-422s: Task Description: This Task is inclusive of certain activities specified in Section (c) of the STOP Act to include primarily: the development of the Annual Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking and the Reports on State Underage Drinking Prevention and Enforcement Activities. Subtask(s): 1.1. As requested by the Contractor, the Subcontractor shall assist CDM in reviewing the prior year's RTC, and the prior year's SRs and make or recommend changes, to be approved by Contractor. The Subcontractor shall assist Contractor in preparing for and writing the next year's reports, ensuring the currency and accuracy of the data and information contained therein. 1.2. The Subcontractor shall assist Contractor in developing and revising any current Report to Congress, as needed, including during the clearance process. If directed to do so by the Contractor, the Subcontractor shall assist Contractor in using the same process for updating the format and the content of the report in subsequent years. 1.3. As identified by the STOP Act and directed by the Contractor, the Subcontractor shall provide accurate and detailed information for the SRs on specific and current (not historical) alcohol-related statutes and policies adopted by the states, using Subcontractor's APIS expertise and other appropriate electronic and other resources that are publicly available; information for this report shall be assembled for each state and territory individually. Subcontractor shall deliver to CDM legal data for 51 SRs, policy summaries, and drafts for review as needed. As part of the legal research process, the Subcontractor shall maintain appropriate quality controls and record keeping. 1.4. Subcontractor is also responsible for documenting all procedures employed in Subcontractor's work on the RTC, including the SRs, by: (1) ensuring that the process by which any particular information item was identified, acquired and processed, can be completely understood; (2) maintaining a historical record of procedures and changes in procedures in format or information gathering; and (3) providing an up-to-date and transparent description of procedures that can facilitate training and help users resolve detailed questions. The documentation must be maintained in a way that is usable and accessible by project staff, the Contractor, and others as directed and as needed. Task 2. Development of Analytic Papers: Task Description: If requested by Contractor, the Subcontractor shall be responsible for identifying and acquiring accurate and detailed information on underage drinking-related policies adopted at the federal and state levels through appropriate electronic and other resources. Subtask(s): 2.1. As directed by Contractor, the Subcontractor shall prepare or assist in preparing analytic papers on underage drinking-related policies at several levels of detail, including descriptive overviews and detailed characterizations of specific policy provisions (including the specific dates on which such provisions became or ceased to be effective). These analytic papers will be used to inform both the Report to Congress and the state reports. These papers (no more than five (5) per year) will be due one (1) - three (3) months after identification of issue, depending on complexity and after Contractor approval. 2.2. The Subcontractor shall be expected to have access to and utilize a cross-disciplinary team of legal and social science professionals in order to provide comprehensive analysis regarding the prevention and enforcement of underage drinking at federal, state, and local levels. Experts shall be confirmed within two (2) weeks of need being identified by Contractor. 2.3. If requested, the Subcontractor, under the direction and approval of the Contractor, shall assist in preparing two journal articles, approximately 10-20 pages in length describing the current scientific trends, policy, programs and practices and the lessons learned for two peer-reviewed journals, such as the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Prevention Science - official journal of the Society for Prevention Research. The final manuscripts shall be camera-ready and formatted for publication according to journal specifications. Task 3. Concept Facilitation, Staff Development, and Expert Consultants: Task Description: Contractor may require other PIRE experts to speak, facilitate, present, and/or prepare special reports, papers, or other documents such as training materials for use in conjunction with the projects and meetings supported by this contract. Subtask(s): 3.1. Upon Contractor's request, the Subcontractor shall make available qualified staff, as noted in the Subcontractor's proposal, to be approved by Contractor. Prior to approval, the Contractor will describe the work to be accomplished and will require Subcontractor to provide a brief description of the staff proposed with associated costs. Once approved, the Contractor will provide the Subcontractor with all requirements for analysis, reports, papers or documents such as topics, purpose of document, intended audience and use, style/format, providing the Subcontractor with any reference materials to be used in the preparation of the assigned analyses, reports, papers or documents. 3.2. Upon Contractor's request, the Subcontractor shall assist Contractor in identifying and recruiting national experts in topic areas to be specified by Contractor. 3.3. If requested by the Contractor, the Subcontractor shall develop or assist in developing learning products and shall conduct or assist in conducting no more than two (2) workshops that foster the better use of information contained within the RTC and SR, and enhance the development of the federal prevention workforce to effectively communicate key findings, elements and information related to preventing underage drinking nationally and within local communities. Task 4. Meeting/Workshop Facilitation: Task Description: During the contract period, up to three (3), two-day small meetings/workshops may be held, with a maximum of 50 participants, including "interested parties" and federal representatives who will not be the responsibility of the Subcontractor in regard to travel, lodging, or per diem. Subtask(s): 4.1. Upon Contractor's request, the Subcontractor shall make available qualified staff, as noted in the Subcontractor's proposal, to be approved by Contractor. Prior to approval, the Contractor will describe the work to be accomplished and will require Subcontractor to provide a brief description of the staff proposed with associated costs. Once approved, the Contractor will provide the Subcontractor with all requirements for analysis, reports, papers or documents such as topics, purpose of document, intended audience and use, style/format, providing the Subcontractor with any reference materials to be used in the preparation of the assigned analyses, reports, papers or documents. 4.2. Use of Other PIRE Staff: At the direction of Contractor, the Subcontractor shall make available qualified staff as noted in the Subcontractor's proposal and to be approved by Contractor, to serve as speakers and/or content experts to speak, facilitate and/or present, prepare special reports, papers, or other documents such as training materials for use in conjunction with workshops and meetings supported by this contract. The Contractor will provide the Subcontractor with all requirements for these reports, papers or documents such as topics, purpose of document, intended audience and use, style/format, length, and an outline of material to be covered, as appropriate. The Contractor will specify a schedule of deliverables for the requested materials and, as appropriate, will provide the Subcontractor with any reference materials to be used by the staff in the preparation of the assigned reports, papers or documents.

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