Release Date:  March 30, 1999

RFP AVAILABLE:  N01-CP-91024-21


National Cancer Institute

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI),
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics Program (DCEG), Radiation
Epidemiology Branch (REB) is recompeting a requirement to continue dosimetry
support for epidemiologic studies of populations exposed to ionizing radiation,
conducted by the REB.  The current contract (Number N01-CP-40535) with the
University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, is scheduled to expire
September 24, 1999.  This project is essential to REB's ability to quantify
radiation risks and provide information on dose-response relationships.

The NCI requires a Contractor to evaluate the radiotherapy records collected by
the REB and determine whether the data are adequate to calculate organ doses and
provide organ doses for individual study subjects to the REB for analysis. The
Contractor shall provide the support necessary to make measurements on
anthropomorphic phantoms, water phantoms, and/or use mathematical phantoms or
computerized treatment planning programs in order to reconstruct radiation doses
to specific organs following medical exposures. The Contractor shall: (1)
determine the manner in which physical dosimetry can be best applied to the
epidemiologic studies of interest, (2) coordinate dosimetry data collected or
prepared by other medical physicists who are participating in our studies, (3)
compare various dosimetry methods to validate consistency and accuracy of
estimated doses, and (4) provide dosimetry data to REB to conduct methodologic
studies to evaluate the potential biases and uncertainties in the dose estimates.

It is anticipated that the resultant contract will be a cost-reimbursement,
completion type contract for a five-year period of performance. All responsible
sources capable of providing this support and meeting these criteria are
encouraged to submit an offer and will be considered by the NCI. It is the
offeror's responsibility to monitor the above Internet site for the release of
this solicitation and amendments, if any. 


This is an electronic RFP, which will be available on the internet at the
following URL:  http://www.peacetech.com/Rcab/rfps_published.asp.  Potential
offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation
and amendments.  Responses will be due May 5, 1999 (or 45 days from actual
release date of RFP).  Offerors who are unable to access the internet may request
a copy by submitting a written request by mail or by FAX to:

Barbara A. Shadrick
Research Contracts and Acquisition Branch
National Cancer Institute
6120 Executive Boulevard, Room 620, MSC 7224
Bethesda, MD  20892-7224
Telephone: (301) 435-3787
FAX: (301) 480-0241
Email:  bs92y@nih.gov

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