NIH GUIDE, Volume 25, Number 34, October 11, 1996


P.T. 34


  Infectious Diseases/Agents 




National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


The Respiratory Diseases Branch (RDB), Division of Microbiology and

Infectious Diseases (DMID), National Institute of Allergy and

Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has a requirement for a collaborative,

multifaceted, prevention-focused, clinical and basic research effort

on Group B Streptococcal (GBS) and associated infections in infants.

The program is aimed at understanding disease pathogenesis and

prevention of infection.  A link will be made to the Group A

streptococcal (GAS) program by supporting a basic biology program in

both GBS and GAS that focuses on the pathogenesis of invasive

infections.  The Contractor must have demonstrated experience in

clinical and basic research associated with both Group B Streptococci

and Group A Streptococci.  It is anticipated that one cost

reimbursement, level-of-effort type contract will be awarded for a

period of five years.  RFP NIH-NIAID-DMID-97-08 will be available

electronically on or about October 22, 1996, and may be accessed

through the NIH Gopher and/or the Internet by using the following

electronic mail addresses and instructions:


1.  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"; select "R&D Request for Proposals (RFP)"; select "RFPs

Available"; select "NIAID"; and select "RFP NIH-NIAID-DMID-97-08".


2.  Internet: The URL is:  gopher://


The RFP for this acquisition includes 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 is 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 will be due on January 21, 1997.  Any responsible offeror

may submit a proposal that will be considered by the Government.

This advertisement does not commit the Government to award a





Cyndie Cotter

Contracting Officer

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Telephone:  (301) 402-0641

FAX:  (301) 402-0972




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