Release Date:  May 27, 1999



National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is soliciting proposals from 
qualified organizations having the capability to grow, harvest, extract, 
analyze, store and manufacture marijuana cigarettes, and distribute cannabis, 
and marijuana cigarettes to NIH grantees and other researchers to support 
basic and clinical research.  The offeror must possess the necessary field or 
growing facility, laboratory space, instrumentation and experience to conduct 
the work.  Appropriate security approved by the Drug Enforcement 
Administration (DEA) for growing, and manufacturing of marijuana cigarettes, 
storage facilities and DEA Schedule I registration for marijuana and THC are 
essential.  Source information previously submitted to this office or any 
other office will not be considered.  Therefore, the interested organizations 
must submit organizational data and background, qualifications of professional 
personnel, and specific experience in the area of this project.  It is 
anticipated that a five-year incrementally funded completion contract will be 
awarded through this procurement with option quantities for additional growing 
and manufacturing.  RFP No. N01DA-9-7078 will be available electronically on 
or about June 14, 1999 and may be accessed through the NIDA website at URL: . Responses to the RFP will be due 
approximately 45 calendar days thereafter.  Please note that the RFP for this 
acquisition will be issued in a streamlined format which will include only the 
Work Statement, 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 a proposal will be contained in or accessible through the 
electronic RFP package.  Any responsible offeror may submit a proposal which 
will be considered by the Government. 

Point of Contact:	Kenneth E. Goodling, Contracting Officer
National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH
Contracts Management Branch, OPRM
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 3105, MSC 9543
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9543
Electronic Mail Address:
Telephone: (301) 443-6677
Fax: (301) 443-7595 

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