RELEASE DATE:  August 3, 2004

NOTICE:  NOT-DA-04-028


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is soliciting proposals 
from qualified organizations having the capability to grow, harvest, 
extract, analyze, store, prepare marijuana cigarettes and related 
products, extract purified delta-9-THC and other cannabinoids, work on 
drug development, and distribute cannabis, and marijuana cigarettes and 
related products to NIDA grantees and other researchers to support 
basic and clinical research.  The offeror must possess the necessary 
field or growing facility, laboratory space, instrumentation and 
experience to conduct the work.  Appropriate security approved by Drug 
Enforcement Administration (DEA) for growing, and manufacturing of 
marijuana cigarettes, storage facilities and DEA Schedule I 
registration for handling marijuana and THC are required.  We 
anticipate the award of one cost reimbursement contract for a period of 
five years.  The contract will include additional quantity options as 
well.  RFP No. N01DA-5-7746 is available electronically.  You can 
access the RFP through the FedBizOpps  (URL: 
or through the NIDA website: (URL: Please note that NIDA uses a 
streamlined RFP format which includes only the Work Statement, 
Deliverables, Reporting Requirements, Special Requirements, Mandatory 
Qualifications, Technical Evaluation Criteria, and other necessary 
Proposal Preparation Instructions. All information required for the 
submission of a proposal is contained in or accessible through the 
streamlined RFP package. Response to the RFP is due on September 16, 
2004.  NIDA will consider proposals submitted by any responsible 
offeror.  This advertisement does not commit the Government to award a 

Point of Contact:

Kenneth E. Goodling, Contracting Officer
National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH
Contracts Management Branch, OPRM
6101 Executive Blvd., Room 260, MSC 8402
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-8402
Telephone: (301) 443-6677
Fax:  (301) 443-7595

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