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Release Date:  October 31, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-DA-02-020


National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is soliciting proposals from 
qualified organizations to provide the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 
Intramural Research Program (IRP), located in Baltimore, MD, with all 
professional and technical services required to:

(1) recruit, support, and maintain a large (up to 120 persons) staff with a wide 
range of skills and training, ranging from entry level animal caretakers to 
doctoral level scientists;

2) expand and contract the staff based on the current need of the IRP;

3) provide animal husbandry for a wide range of species including, but not 
limited to, rodents, frogs, pigeons and nonhuman primates in accordance the NIH 
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals;

4) provide backup veterinary services on an as needed basis;

5) prepare for and participate in laboratory reviews by AAALAC;

6) perform rodent and nonhuman primate surgery;

7) develop and implement environmental enrichment programs for 
nonhuman primates;

8) produce and breed transgenic and knockout mice;

9) develop and maintain breeding colonies for selected genetic mouse strains;

10) use standard techniques in molecular biology and neuroscience including the 
preparation of samples and their analysis using autoradiography, in situ 
hybridization, site directed mutagenesis, electrophoresis, and other techniques;

11) use microdialysis; and,

12) use rodents and nonhuman primates in a variety of behavioral 
testing techniques.

This is a follow-on procurement to contract number N01DA-7-9053 with Charles 
River Laboratories.  It is estimated that a five-year contract will result from 
this procurement.

RFP No. N01DA-2-9903 will be available electronically on or about November 12, 
2001.  You can access the RFP through the FedBizOpps 
(URL:  http://www.fedbizopps.gov or through the NIDA website at the following 
address:  (URL:  http://www.nida.nih.gov/RFP/RFPList.html).  Please note that 
the RFP for this acquisition will be streamlined to include only the Statement 
of Work, Deliverables, Reporting Requirements, Special Requirements and 
Mandatory Qualifications, Technical Evaluation Criteria, and other necessary 
Proposal Preparation Instructions.  All information required for submission of 
an offer will be contained in or accessible through the electronic RFP package.  
Following proposal submission and initial review process, offerors comprising 
the competitive range may be requested to provide additional documentation to 
the Contracting Officer.  Response to the RFP will be due on or about January 
12, 2001.  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.

Point of Contact:

Tonya D. Anderson, Contract Specialist
National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH
Contract Management Branch, OPRM
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 3105, MSC 9543
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-9543
E-mail Address:  tanders@intra.nida.nih.gov
Telephone:  (301) 443-6677
Fax:  (301) 443-7595

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