Operation of an Animal Diagnostic Laboratory

Notice Number: NOT-CA-05-020

Key Dates
Release Date: May 6, 2005

Issued by
National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Frederick (http://www.ncifcrf.gov)

The Biological Testing Branch of the NCI's Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis is seeking organizations with the facilities and capabilities to monitor the health status of animals in the NCI Animal Production Program's laboratory rodent colonies. To be considered, each respondent must have existing diagnostics facilities and must have all key personnel provide documentation of past and current experience in the successful performance of comprehensive serologic, bacteriologic, pathologic, and molecular diagnostics in laboratory rodents. Approximately 2,000 animals, annually, sent at a rate of 40 per week will be provided to the diagnostics contractor at no cost. It is estimated that approximately 20,000 serological tests will be performed annually. It is expected that one cost-reimbursement, completion-type contract with a term of 5 years will be awarded as a result of the solicitation. This contract is planned to be incrementally funded over the 5-year period. The proposed contract represents a recompetition of Contract N02-CM-17400 (that was awarded to the University of Missouri).

The applicable NAICS code is 541380 and the small business size standard is 500 employees. The solicitation (RFP N02-CM-52400-92) is available at the following web sites: http://web.ncifcrf.gov/about/mosb.asp (please click on current RFPs to access) and http://www.fedbizopps.gov/. Only electronic copies of the solicitation are available. Any responsible Offeror may submit a proposal that will be considered by the Government. This advertisement does not commit the Government to award a contract. No collect calls will be accepted.


Ms. Patricia White
Contract Specialist
Management Operations and Support Branch
National Cancer Institute at Frederick (NCI-Frederick)
Bldg. 427, Rm. 11
Frederick, Maryland 21702-1201
Telephone: 301-846-5473
FAX: 301-846-6628
E-mail: whitep@ncifcrf.gov

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