NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 30, August 18, 1995




National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Microbiology and

Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious

Diseases (NIAID) has a requirement for a Maternal Immunization Group

(MIG).  This MIG will conduct Phase I and Phase II maternal

immunization clinical trials to evaluate candidate vaccines for

infectious diseases in neonates and infants.  The Contractor must

have demonstrated experience in the clinical evaluation of vaccines,

and have demonstrated capacity to organize and administer a clinical


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

contract will be awarded for a period of five years.

Request for Proposals (RFP) NIH-NIAID-DMID-96-11 will be available

electronically on or about August 23, 1995 and may be accessed

through either the NIH Gopher, NIH Grant Line, or the NIH Home Page

by 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 & Research Information", then select "R&D Requests for

Proposals (RFP)."

2.  To access the NIH Grant Line (via modem):  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.

3.  NIH Home Page (via the World Wide Web):  Access the NIH Home Page

by using  Once you are in the NIH Home Page,

select "Grants & Contracts", then select "R&D Requests for Proposals



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 January

12, 1996.  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.

Inquiries regarding this RFP may be directed to:

Sara M. Southard

Contracts Management Branch

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

6003 Executive Boulevard, Room 3C07

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 402-6289

FAX:  (301) 480-5253



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