Release Date:  April 20, 1999  



National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is soliciting proposals from qualified
organizations having the in-house capability to establish a NIDA Center for
Genetic Studies to accomplish in an efficient, rapid, and cost-effective manner
the following: (1) receipt of clinical, diagnostic, pedigree structure, and other
data and blood samples from approximately ten new grant projects; (2) processing
of these data and materials to create databases, cell lines, and DNA samples; and
(3) wide distribution of all data and materials in the NIDA human Genetics
Initiative to qualified investigators in the scientific community (including
scientists in industry, the NIH intramural program, and public and private
universities) granted access by NIDA.  NIDA anticipates awarding a one-year
contract with four option years and optional quantities.  RFP No. N01DA-9-7079
will be available electronically on April 2, 1999, and may be accessed through
the Internet at the following URL:

Please note that the RFP for this acquisition will be streamlined to include only
the Work Statement; Milestones, Deliverables and Reporting Requirements; Special
Requirements and Mandatory Qualifications; Technical Evaluation Criteria; and
other necessary 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 may be requested to provide additional documentation to the
Contracting Officer.  Response to the RFP will be due on or about May 17, 1999. 
Any responsible offeror may submit a proposal that will be considered by the
Government.  This advertisement does not commit the Government to award a

Point of Contact:

Patricia W. Mummaugh, Contract Specialist
Telephone: (301) 443-6677
FAX: (301) 443-7595

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