RELEASE DATE:  January 3, 2003


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Receipt Date:  March 4, 2003


NIAID is establishing a Broad Agency Agreement (BAA) to solicit proposals to 
address the Institute's need for research programs focused on the discovery 
of targets for potential candidates for the next generation of vaccines, 
therapeutics and diagnostics against microorganisms considered agents of 
bioterrorism or responsible for emerging and/or re-emerging diseases using 
proteomic technologies.  The research programs shall be focused on NIAID 
category A-C pathogens and microorganisms responsible for emerging and/or re-
emerging diseases found at NIAID web site 
http://www2.niaid.nih.gov/Biodefense/bandc_priority.htm.  The primary 
goal of these programs is to characterize the pathogen and/or host cell 
proteome, identifying proteins associated with the biology of the microbes, 
mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, innate and adaptive immune responses to 
infectious agents, and/or non-immune mediated host responses that contribute 
to microbial pathogenesis. It is anticipated that the research programs will 
discover targets for potential candidates for the next generation of 
vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics using existing proteomics 
technologies, augmentation of existing technologies, and/or the creation of 
novel proteomics approaches and performing early stage validation of these 

It is anticipated that five (5) to ten (10) cost reimbursement, completion 
type contracts will be awarded, each with a period of five (5) years, 
beginning approximately September 2003.

RFP NIH-NIAID-DMID-BAA-03-38 will be available electronically on or about 
December 13, 2002, and may be accessed through the NIAID Contract Management 
Branch (CMB) Home Page at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/contract and will be 
posted on FedBizOpps at http://www.fedbizopps.gov/.  Responses to this RFP 
will be due on March 4, 2003.  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.  No collect calls will be 

Contracting Office Address:

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Contract Management Branch 
6700-B Rockledge Drive
Room 2230, MSC 7612 
Bethesda, MD, 20892-7612

Point of Contact:

Scott Drega, Contract Specialist, Phone 301-496-6424, Fax 301-480-5253,
Email sdrega@niaid.nih.gov
Jacqueline C. Holden, Senior Contracting Officer, Phone 301-496-7119,
Fax 301-480-5253, Email jholden@niaid.nih.gov

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