RELEASE DATE:  March 25, 2004 

NOTICE:  NOT-AI-04-022
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 

RECEIPT DATE:  August 13, 2004


The HIV Microbicide Design and Development Teams (HMDDT) solicitation seeks 
to fund consortia of scientists with product development experience from 
industry and/or academia that have 1) identified a promising microbicide 
concept, and 2) devised a plan for its targeted development into a product 
testable in humans.  A microbicide product is defined here to be a material 
and its manner of administration that could reasonably provide protection 
against the sexual transmission of HIV safely, even when used repeatedly.  
The expectation is that the Teams advance their microbicide concepts along a 
well-defined development path in a timely manner to a microbicide product and 
into clinical testing within the five-year period of the award. Offerors are 
encouraged, but not required to conduct phase I/II trials in collaboration 
with the NIH/NIAID/DAIDS-supported HIV Prevention Trials Network (the HPTN; 
http://www.hptn.org). Support for Phase III studies will not be funded under 
this solicitation.  

It is anticipated that up to two (2) cost-reimbursement, completion type 
contracts will be awarded for a period of five (5) years, beginning 
approximately May 16, 2005.  RFP NIH-NIAID-DAIDS-04-04 will be available 
electronically on or about March 19, 2004, and may be accessed at 
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/contract/rfps.htm or http://www.fedbizopps.gov/.  
Only electronic copies of the solicitation will be available.  All 
information required for the submission of an offer will be contained in the 
solicitation.  Responses to this RFP will be due approximately August 13, 

Any responsible Offeror may submit a proposal that will be considered by the 
Government, however, this notice does not commit the Government to the award 
of a contract.  No collect calls will be accepted.  


Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Division of Extramural Activities
Contract Management Program
6700-B Rockledge Drive
Room 2230, MSC 7612
Bethesda, MD  20892-7605


Donald Collie, Contract Specialist, Phone 301-496-0992, Fax 301-402-0972, 
Email dc128b@nih.gov
Lawrence Butler, Contracting Officer, Phone 301-496-0192, Fax 301-402-0972, 
Email lb13t@nih.gov

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