Release Date:  September 4, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-HD-01-009   

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has 
issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new contract to examine behavioral 
and environmental risk factors for childhood drowning using a case-control 
study design.  As a population-based study, all eligible submersion victims in 
defined geographic areas will be identified.  Cases will include children, 
ages one through 18 years, who drowned in a swimming pool, lake, river or 
other large body of water.  Controls will include children who did not drown 
and who reside in the same geographic region (e.g., county) as the case.  
Controls will be identified through random digit dialing or another 
scientifically sound and feasible method.  Cases and controls will be matched 
on gender and age of the child.   Of primary interest is the relationship 
between exposure to water, swimming ability, swimming lessons, and the risk of 
drowning.  Information on other environmental, child/adolescent, and parental 
factors will be collected at the time of the interview.

The required service is defined as code 541720 under the North American 
Industry Classification System (NAICS).

The RFP is available at:

All responsible sources may submit a proposal for consideration no later than 
4:00 pm (Local Time), October 22, 2001.  This advertisement does not commit 
the government to award a contract.

Proposals should be submitted to:

Ms. Annette Carter
Contract Specialist
Contracts Management Branch
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 7A07, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD  20892-7510
Telephone:  301-496-4611
FAX:  301-402-3676

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