NIH Guide, Volume 22, Number 12, March 26, 1993

P.T. 34


  Grants Administration/Policy+ 

National Institutes of Health

This notice provides information regarding a new acquisition tool

being used by the NIH contracting offices: the "Streamlined Request

for Proposals (RFP)".  It is anticipated that utilization of this

Streamlined RFP procedure will save paper, permit those

organizations/individuals wishing to obtain information regarding the

types of contracts being awarded by the NIH an opportunity to do so

without providing them with unnecessary volumes of information, and

provide a concise document so that recipients can readily determine

the nature of the item being acquired and their further interest in

the solicitation.  Under certain conditions, contracting offices will

be releasing an abridged version of the RFP which contains the

statement of work, deliverable and reporting requirements, special

requirements and mandatory qualifications, if applicable, and

technical evaluation criteria.  If, after examination of these

documents, an organization determines that it has an interest in

submitting a proposal, it may request an entire RFP from the issuing

office.  It is necessary to obtain the entire RFP in order to submit

a proposal that will be responsive to the requirements of the

solicitation.  A statement in the Notice of Availability of an RFP in

the NIH Guide will indicate the use of this acquisition method.

Organizations will have the option to request either the abridged or

entire version of the RFP.


Further questions regarding Streamlined RFPs may be addressed to:

Ms. Zaiga Tums

Division of Contracts and Grants

National Institutes of Health

Building 31, Room 1B19

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-6014


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