Release Date:  August 23, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-AI-01-027

Current Response Date:  November 15, 2001

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


The Opportunistic Infections Research Branch, Therapeutics Research 
Program, Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious 
Diseases (NIAID), NIH, has a requirement to develop therapies for the 
treatment of AIDS and associated opportunistic infections.  The purpose 
of this RFP is to seek responsible offers for establishment of cell 
culture assay system and small animal model for drug screening 
capability.  To this end, this solicitation is to support activities in 
the microbiological and animal model testing of new candidate drugs.

It is anticipated that two (2) cost-reimbursement, completion type 
contracts will be awarded for a period of seven (7) years each, 
beginning approximately on July 15, 2002.  RFP NIH-NIAID-DAIDS-02-19 
will be available electronically on or about August 15, 2001 and may be 
accessed through the NIAID Contract Management Branch (CMB) Home Page 
by using the following electronic address and instructions: NIAID/CMB 
Home Page (via the World Wide Web):  Access by using and select the “RFPs” link and then 
select “RFP NIH-NIAID-DAIDS-02-19”.  Please note that the RFP for this 
acquisition has been revised to include only the Work Statement, 
deliverable and reporting requirements, special requirements and 
mandatory qualification, if any, the Technical Evaluation Criteria, and 
the proposal preparation instructions.  All information required for 
the submission of an offer will be contained in the electronic RFP 
package.  Following proposal submission and the initial review process, 
offerors comprising the competitive range will be requested to provide 
additional documentation to the Contracting Officer.  Responses to this 
RFP will be due on November 15, 2001.  Any responsible offeror may 
submit a proposal, which will be considered by the Government.  This 
advertisement does not commit the Government to award a contract.  No 
collect calls will be accepted.

Posted Date:            August 15, 2001
Current Response Date:  November 15, 2001
Archive Date:           November 29, 2001
Classification Code:    A – Research & Development
Set Aside:              N/A


Scott Drega
Contract Specialist
Phone:  (301) 496-6424
Fax:  (301) 480-5253

Paul McFarlane
Senior Contracting Officer
Phone:  (301) 496-0349
Fax:  (301) 402-0972


Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Contract Management Branch
6700 B Rockledge Drive, MSC 7612
Bethesda, MD  20892-7612

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