Release Date:  January 22, 1999



National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation of the National Institute
of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH, has a requirement for a
Contractor having the capabilities and facilities to establish, coordinate and
manage a Collaborative Network for Clinical Research on Immune Tolerance.  The
goals of this Collaborative Network are to:  (1) design a long-term research
agenda to accelerate the application of tolerogenic approaches for the treatment
of multiple immune system diseases, including autoimmune diseases, asthma and
allergic diseases, and graft rejection on solid organ, cell and tissue
transplantation.  Specifically, the Contractor shall design and conduct clinical
trials at all phases to evaluate the safety, toxicity and efficacy of promising
tolerance induction strategies in these disease areas, and design and conduct
studies of the underlying mechanisms involved in the induction, maintenance and
loss of tolerance as an integral part of Network-sponsored clinical trials, as
well as clinical trials supported by other Federal and private organizations and

RFP NIH-NIAID-DAIT-99-30 will be available electronically on or about January 15,
1999, and may be accessed through the NIAID Contract Management Branch (CMB)
Homepage by following electronic address and instructions: NIAID-CMB Homepage
(via the World Wide Web): Access by: and
select the "RFPs" link.  Please note that the RFP for this acquisition has been
revised to include only the Research and Technical Objectives, deliverables and
reporting requirements, special requirements, and mandatory qualifications, if
any, the Technical Evaluation Criteria, and the proposal preparation
instructions.  All information required for the submission of an offer will be
contained in the electronic RFP package.

It is anticipated that one cost-reimbursement type contract will be awarded for
a period of seven years.


Any responsible offeror may submit a proposal, which will be considered by the
Government.  This advertisement does not commit the Government to award a

Point of Contract:

Rosemary McCabe Hamill
Contracts Management Branch
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
6003 Executive Boulevard, Room 3C03
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone:  (301) 496-0384
FAX:  (301) 480-5253

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