Release Date:  July 23, 2002


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Receipt Date: December 2, 2002


The Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases of the National 
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has a requirement to provide 
support for rapid production of high-quality, microbial genome sequences 
reflecting state-of-the-art for large scale sequencing projects, based on 
continual improvements of technology and efficiency of production sequencing.  
Genomes to be sequenced include microorganisms, considered agents of 
bioterrorism, related organisms, clinical isolates, near neighbor species, 
and invertebrate vectors of disease and microorganisms responsible for 
emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. 

It is anticipated that two (2) cost-reimbursement, completion type contracts 
will be awarded for a period of Five (5) years, beginning approximately July 
1, 2003.  RFP-NIH-NIAID-DMID-03-10 will be available electronically on or 
about August 5, 2002 and may be accessed through the NIAID Contract 
Management Branch (CMB) Home Page at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/contract and 
will be on Fed Biz Opps at www.fedbizopps.gov.  Responses to this RFP will be 
due on December 2, 2002.  Any responsible offeror may submit a proposal for 
consideration by the Government.  This advertisement does not commit the 
Government to award a contract. No collect calls will be accepted. No 
facsimile transmissions will be accepted.

Contracting Office Address:

National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Contract Management Branch 
6700-B Rockledge Drive
Room 2230, MSC 7612 
Bethesda, MD, 20892-7612

Point of Contact: 

Carl Newman
Contract Specialist
Phone 301-496-8371
Fax 301-402-0972
Email cn109s@nih.gov

Paul McFarlane
Senior Contracting Officer
Phone 301-496-0349
Fax 301-402-0972
Email pm24v@nih.gov

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