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NIH Guide: GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF LUNG CANCER AND SMOKING: RFP AVAILABLE
GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF LUNG CANCER AND SMOKING: RFP AVAILABLE

Release Date:  March 6, 2000

NOTICE:  CA-00-013

National Cancer Institute
 
The Genetic Epidemiology Branch (GEB) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
is seeking out a contractor to provide support for an interdisciplinary case-
control/sib-pair study of lung cancer designed to explore the genetic 
determinant of both lung cancer and of smoking. Approximately 4,000 subjects 
(2,000 cases and 2,000 controls), in addition to siblings will be identified 
and questionnaires and biospecimens collected in a relatively short period of 
time (1.5 - 2 years). Although the scientific design and oversight of the 
activities are the responsibility of the GEB, Professional staff, the major 
activities of the contract include providing support in a variety of areas 
including: 1) general aspects of the case control study (study initiation, 
study liaison, study approvals, etc.); 2) selection and recruitment of study 
participants (case ascertainment, control ascertainment, sibling 
ascertainment); 3) collection of biospecimens from study participants; 4) data 
collection; 5) data management; 6) establishment of a laboratory to process 
and store biospecimens collected from study participants; and 7) 
transportation of biospecimens, data, and materials collected from study 
participants. The anticipated solicitation issue date is approximately 21 days 
after publication of this notice, and proposals will be due approximately 30 
days after the issue date. The RFP may be accessed via the NCI Research 
Contracts Acquisition Branch (RCAB) website: http://amb.nci.nih.gov/ under 
"Current Requests for Proposals". It is the offerors responsibility to monitor 
the above internet site for release of this solicitation and any amendments.  
POTENTIAL OFFERORS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DOWNLOADING THEIR OWN COPY OF THE 
SOLICITATION AND AMENDMENTS.  All responsible sources may submit a proposal 
which shall be considered by the NCI.  Award of this project is anticipated by 
August 31, 2000.

INQUIRIES

Inquiries regarding this notice should reference RFP No. N02-CP-01006-50, and 
should be directed to:

Karen L. McFarlane, Contract Specialist
ESS, RCAB, NCI
6120 Executive Boulevard
Executive Plaza South, Room 620
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-435-3782  FAX: 301-480-0241
Email Address:  km63k@nih.gov


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