NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 22, June 16, 1995


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  Infectious Diseases/Agents 

  Clinical Medicine, General 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Bacteriology and Mycology Branch of the Division of Microbiology

and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious

Diseases (NIAID), has a requirement for establishing the capability

to perform clinical studies in patients with chronic Lyme disease.

One contract is intended to result from this Request for Proposals

(RFP).  The emphasis of this solicitation will be on conducting

studies to evaluate the effectiveness of curative therapies for

patients with documented cases of chronic Lyme disease borreliosis.

These studies may be multicenter in design.

It is anticipated that one cost-reimbursement, level of effort type

contract will be awarded for a period of five years.  RFP No. NIH-

NIAID-DMID-96-09 will be available on or about June 15, 1995

electronically 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.  Read the

12/22/94 News Flash for additional instructions.

NOTE:  Offerors who intend to submit a proposal in response to this

RFP must notify Carl Henn at the Address/Phone listed below.  If an

offeror does not notify the RFP's contact person, they will not

receive amendments to the RFP, which could impact proposal



Please note that the RFP for this procurement has been re-engineered

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 re-engineered RFP package.  Following

proposal submission and the initial review process, offerors

comprising the competitive range will be requested to provide

additional documentation (e.g., Representations and Certifications)

to the Contracting Officer.

Responses to this RFP will be due on October 15, 1995.  Any

responsible offeror may submit a proposal that will be considered by

the Government.  This advertisement does not commit the Government to

award a contract.


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