RFP ANNOUNCEMENT: Malaria Vaccine Production and Support Services; NIH-NIAID-DMID-07-16

Notice Number: NOT-AI-06-031

Key Dates
Release Date: April 11, 2006
Receipt Date: July 13, 2006

Issued by
National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), (http://www.niaid.nih.gov)

The Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) intends to recompete a requirement currently being performed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) under Contract N01-AI-05421. This solicitation is being issued under Full and Open Competitive Procedures under NAICS 541710 with a size standard of 500 employees. It is anticipated that an anticipated total effort of approximately 13 FTEs per year (including core and non-core functions) will be required. The DMID, NIAID, NIH supports research to understand, and ultimately prevent and/or treat, infectious and immune-mediated diseases that continue to threaten millions of lives each year. The Parasitology and International Programs Branch (PIPB), DMID, NIAID, NIH, has a requirement for research and development services to support preclinical development of promising candidate malaria vaccines, including process development and pilot lot production, as well as project management capability to efficiently shepherd a candidate vaccine from initial stages of development through to submission of supporting documents for successful Investigational New Drug (IND) submission. Core functions to be performed by the prime contractor should cover overall administration and management, specifically including scientific and technical oversight, project management, regulatory support and general administration. Non-core functions for either the prime contractor or multiple subcontractors shall cover process development, quality assurance/quality control, assay development, initial and pilot lot production, formulation, preclinical evaluation in small animals, and toxicology testing.

It is anticipated that up to one cost-reimbursement, completion type contracts will be awarded for a period of seven years, beginning approximately May 16, 2007.  RFP NIH-NIAID-DMID-07-16 will be available electronically on or on or about April 13, 2006, and may be accessed at http://www.fedbizopps.gov/.  Only electronic copies of the solicitation will be available.  All information required for the submission of an offer will be contained in the solicitation.  Responses to this RFP will be due on/before July 13, 2006. 

All responsible sources may submit a proposal that will be considered by the Government; however, this notice does not commit the Government to the award of a contract.  No collect calls will be accepted.  No facsimile or email transmissions will be accepted.


Inquiries regarding this notice may be directed to:

Amy Siller
Contract Specialist
Division of Extramural Activities, NIAID, NIH, DHHS
6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 3214, MSC 7612
Bethesda, MD  20892-7612 (Express mail: Use Zip Code 20817-7612)
Phone: 301-496-6424
Fax: 301-402-0972
Email: asiller@niaid.nih.gov

Barbara Shadrick
Contract Officer
Division of Extramural Activities, NIAID, NIH, DHHS
6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 3214, MSC 7612
Bethesda, MD  20892-7612 (Express mail: Use Zip Code 20817-7612)
Phone: 301-496-6424
Fax: 301-402-0972
Email:  bs92y@nih.gov

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