Release Date:  March 29, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-DK-01-011

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 
(NIDDK) has a requirement for Gastroenterology Fellowship and 
Consultations which include the following:  1) to provide second or 
third year fellows in an approved gastrointestinal fellowship training 
program on a daily basis (rotation), seven days per week on a 24-hour 
per day basis to see patients at the NIH requiring consultations for 
gastrointestinal diseases within 30 minutes of the request; to discuss 
these cases with the supervising physician; and to perform 
gastrointestinal procedures required; 2) to provide a board-certified 
gastroenterologist who is participating in the same gastrointestinal 
fellowship training program, on the same basis, well-trained in all 
endoscopy procedures (including endoscopic ultrasound, biliary 
stenting, ERCP, UGI and lower GI endoscopy, manometry  and laparoscopy)  
to supervise the second or third year GI fellows and all GI procedures; 
3) to provide first year training for two fellows in GI training per 
year as part of a joint NIH Gastroenterology  training program 
including providing continuity clinics required for board-certification 
which are accessible within 30 minutes of NIH, and 4) to provide 
continuity for the ongoing clinical research protocols involving 
endoscopic procedures at NIH by continuing to provide the same 
gastroenterologist throughout the term of the contract.  In addition to 
handling routine GI consultant services, the second or third year 
fellow and their supervising gastroenterologist  will take care of GI 
emergencies (response to be within one-half hour).  The second or third 
year and supervising gastroenterologist will provide the above services 
for one year from date of award with four one-year option periods. 
Contractors must be located with one-half hour of the NIH Campus in 
Bethesda, Maryland and be able to provide all requirements listed above 
within a one-half hour time. The Request for Proposals, RFP NIH-NIDDK-
01-05 will be issued on or about April 9, 2001 and proposals are due by 
3:00 p.m., May 11, 2001.   To receive a copy of this RFP, please make 
your request in writing to Ms. Marlene Mireles, Contract Specialist, 
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 772, Bethesda, Maryland 20817, 
telephone number:  301-594-8831.  Telephone requests will not be 
honored.  This advertisement does not commit the Government to a 
contract award. 

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