Measuring the Propensity and Severity of Drug Addiction

Notice Number: NOT-DA-09-025

RFP Available:  N01DA-9-5547

Key Dates
Release Date:  February 12, 2009
Proposal Due Date:  April 24, 2009

Issued by
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), ( )

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) plans to solicit proposals to develop a valid and reliable, standardized instrument that measures the propensity to and severity of drug addiction. The instrument is expected to provide transformational, scientific, technical, and practical utility for addiction research through its capacity to quantify the likelihood of becoming addicted (propensity) and an objective measure of the extent to which addiction manifests once developed (severity).  The work requires the successful contractor to maintain a Federal-Wide Assurance for working with human subjects approved through the Office for Human Research Protections, NIH.

NIDA anticipates the award of one cost reimbursement contract for a period of 2-years with 2 twelve-month option periods. 
RFP No. N01DA-9-5547 will be available electronically on or about March 9, 2009. You can access the RFP through the FedBizOpps (URL: or through the NIDA website (URL: All information required for the submission of a proposal will be contained in or accessible through the RFP package.  Response to the RFP will be due on or about April 24, 2009.  NIDA will consider proposals submitted by any responsible offeror.  Based upon market research, the Government is not using the policies contained in Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, in its solicitation for the described supplies or services.  However, interested persons may identify to the contracting officer their interest and capability to satisfy the Government’s requirement with a commercial item within 15 days of this notice.  This advertisement does not commit the Government to award a contract. 


Tonya D. Anderson, Contract Specialist
National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH
NIDA R&D Contracts Management Branch
6101 Executive Blvd., Room 260, MSC 8402
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-8402
Telephone: (301) 443-6677
Fax:  (301) 443-7595

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