NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 15, April 28, 1995


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  Clinical Trial 



National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Clinical Development Branch, Division of AIDS, National Institute

of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH has a requirement to provide

for the centralized performance of immunological assays to evaluate

HIV-specific humoral and cellular immune responses in support of

Phase I and II clinical trials of candidate AIDS vaccines.  The

purpose of this contract is to support the NIAID in its mission to

stimulate research towards discovery and testing of prototype

vaccines for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).  It is

anticipated that one cost-reimbursement, completion type contract

will be awarded for a period of seven years.

The electronic version of RFP NIH-NIAID-DAIDS-96-14 will be available

on or about April 26, 1995 through the NIH Gopher and Internet using

the following electronic mail addresses and instructions:

1.  To access the NIH Gopher:  Point your gopher client to

GOPHER@NIH.GOV PORT 70 (you should now be in the NIH Gopher).  Select

"Grant and Research Information," then select "R&D Request for

Proposals (RFP)."

2.  To access the NIH Grant Line (Internet): Configure your terminal

emulator as: 1200 or 2400 baud, even parity, 7 data bits, 1 stop bit,

Half Duplex.  Using the procedure specified in your communication

software, dial 301-402-2221.  When you get a response indicating that

you have been connected, then type  ,GEN1 (the comma is mandatory)

and press ENTER; you will be prompted by the NIH system for

"INITIALS?."  Type BB5 and press ENTER.  You will then be prompted

for "Account?."  Type CCS2 and press ENTER.

Note that the RFP for this procurement has been revised to include

only the Work Statement, deliverable and reporting requirements,

special requirements and mandatory qualification, if any, the

Technical Evaluation Criteria, and proposal preparation instructions.

All information required for the submission of an offer will be

contained in the electronic RFP package.

Following proposal submission and the initial review process,

offerors comprising the competitive range will be requested to

provide additional documentation to the Contracting Officer.

Responses to this RFP will be due on July 7, 1995.  Any responsible

offeror may submit a proposal which will be considered by the

Government.  This advertisement does not commit the Government to

award a contract.


Direct inquiries to:

Cyndie Cotter

Contracts Management Branch

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

6003 Executive Boulevard, Room 3C07

Rockville, MD  20852

Telephone:  (301) 402-0641

FAX:  (301) 402-0972

Email:  cc41w@nih.gov


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