NIH GUIDE, Volume 26, Number 18, May 30, 1997




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  Infectious Diseases/Agents 



National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


The Clinical Studies Section of the Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

Branch, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, National

Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has a requirement for a

specialized research unit to evaluate vaccines and therapeutics

against infectious diseases in the elderly and in adults with

compromised immune function as a result of underlying disorders and

diseases other than AIDS.  This Unit will conduct clinical

evaluations (including, but not limited to, Phase I and Phase II

studies) of vaccines and therapeutic agents against infectious

diseases, perform research studies that evaluate the senescent and/or

compromised immune system (other than from HIV infection), and

conduct infectious disease surveillance of these populations. Such a

unit will provide volunteer populations, staff, facilities, and

expertise to carry out such work.


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

contract will be awarded for a period of five years.  RFP

NIH-NIAID-DMID-98-12 will be available electronically on or about May

30, 1997, and may be accessed through either the NIAID Contract

Management Branch (CMB) Home Page or the NIH Gopher by using the

following electronic addresses and instructions: 1) NIAID/CMB Home

Page (via the World Wide Web): Access by using

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/contract and select the "RFPs" link. 2) To

access the NIH Gopher: Point your gopher client to GOPHER.NIH.GOV

PORT 70 (you should now be in the NIH Gopher). Select "Grants and

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

(RFP)." Please 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 August 8, 1997.  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.

Point of Contact:  Sara Southard, Contract Specialist, (301)




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