NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 34, September 29, 1995


P.T. 34


  Biological Resources 



National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

The Contraceptive Development Branch of the Center for Population

Research, NICHD, is seeking an organization to operate and maintain a

biological testing facility.  The program is designed to permit the

rapid evaluation of new compositions of matter, drug formulations,

delivery systems, and devices.  Such evaluation requires the

availability of a broad spectrum of biological tests, assays, and

analytical procedures.  These include antifertility tests in male and

female animals, bioassays, mechanism of action studies,

radioimmunoassays of steroid and protein hormones,

radioreceptorassays, pharmacokinetic studies, and drug safety


At a minimum, the offeror must have in-house capabilities and

technical staff to undertake the tests, assays, and evaluation

studies identified in the statement of work, have adequate facilities

for undertaking these studies including housing for rats, rabbits,

and rhesus monkeys in individual cages, have and maintain AAALAC

accreditation, which must be approved by the Office for Protection

from Research Risks (OPRR), NIH for the contract period, have

individuals who can be assigned to the contract full-time (100

percent effort) and have experience in conducting studies under GLP

guidelines and be ready to perform such studies under the contract.

All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered

by the Agency.  It is anticipated that one cost-reimbursement

incrementally funded type contract will be awarded under the Request

for Proposals (RFP) for a period of five years, beginning June 1,

1996.  The RFP represents a recompetition of Contract NO1-HD-1-3130

for the "Operation and Maintenance of a Biological Testing Facility"

being performed by Bioqual, Inc., Rockville, Maryland.


This is not an RFP.  RFP No. NICHD-CD-96-01 will be issued on or

about October 4, 1995.  Proposals will be due approximately 60 days

thereafter.  Copies of the RFP may be obtained by sending a written

request to:

Paul J. Duska

Contracts Management Branch

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Executive Building, Suite 7A-07

6100 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7510

Bethesda, MD  20892-7510

FAX:  (301) 402-3676


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