RELEASE DATE:  August 17, 2004

NOTICE:  NOT-CA-04-027

National Cancer Institute (NCI) 

The Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB), Division of Cancer Epidemiology & 
Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of 
Health (NIH) is recompeting a requirement to continue dosimetry support 
services for epidemiologic studies of populations exposed to ionizing 
radiation, conducted by the REB.  This support is essential to REB's ability 
to quantify radiation risks and provide information on dose-response 
relationships.  The contractor shall evaluate the radiotherapy records 
collected by the REB and determine whether the data are adequate to calculate 
organ doses and provide organ doses for individual study subjects to the REB 
for analysis.  The contractor shall provide the support necessary to make 
measurements on anthropomorphic phantoms, water phantoms, and/or to use 
mathematical phantoms or computerized treatment planning programs or other 
resources in order to reconstruct radiation doses to specific organs 
following medical exposures.  The contractor shall: (1) determine the manner 
in which physical dosimetry can be best applied to the epidemiologic studies 
of interest, (2) coordinate dosimetry data collected or prepared by other 
collaborators who are participating in DCEG studies, (3) estimate doses to 
designated organs or sites within organs, (4) compare various dosimetry 
methods to validate consistency and accuracy of estimated doses, (5) report 
doses to NCI, along with an indicator of the quality of radiotherapy 
information, and (6) provide dosimetry data to REB to conduct methodologic 
studies to evaluate the potential biases and uncertainties in the dose 
estimates.  It is anticipated that one cost-reimbursement, incrementally 
funded, completion type contract will be awarded for a 5-year period of 
performance beginning approximately April 29, 2005.  The solicitation is 
scheduled for electronic release on or before September 16, 2004.  The 
proposals will be due approximately 30 days following the actual date of RFP 
issuance.  RFP N02-CP-51002-38 may be accessed through the Research Contracts 
Branch Home Page by using the internet address,, and 
by clicking on Current Requests for Proposals.  It is the responsibility of 
any potential offeror to monitor the above internet site for the release of 
this solicitation and amendments, if any.  POTENTIAL OFFERORS WILL BE 
AMENDMENTS.  Any responsible offeror 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.


Inquiries regarding this notice may be directed:

Kim L. Hall
Contract Specialist
6120 Executive Boulevard, EPN Suite 600, Room 6111, MSC 7196
Bethesda, MD 20892-7196
Rockville, MD 20852 (express mail)
Telephone: 301/435-3781
FAX: 301/480-0241


Sharon A. Miller
Contracting Officer
6120 Executive Boulevard EPN, Suite 600, Room 6112, MSC 7196
Bethesda, MD 20892-7196
Rockville, MD 20852 (express mail)
Telephone: 301/435-3783
FAX: 301/480-0241

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