Research Support and Animal Care Services

Notice Number: NOT-DA-07-022

Key Dates
Release Date: February 5, 2007

Issued by
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) ( )

RFP Available: N01DA-7-9911

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

(1) recruit, support, and maintain a large (up to 147 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-2-9903 with Charles River Laboratories.  It is estimated that a five-year incrementally funded level of effort type contract with additional option quantities will be awarded as a result from this procurement.

RFP No. N01DA-7-9911 will be available electronically on or about January 31, 2007.  You can access the RFP through the FedBizOpps (URL: or through the NIDA website at the following address: (URL:  The electronic RFP contains all information needed to submit a proposal. No printed version of the solicitation document or source list is available.  NIDA will consider proposals submitted by any responsible offeror.  Proposals will be due on or about March 19, 2007.  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
R&D Contracts Management Branch
6101 Executive Boulevard
Room 260, MSC 8402
Bethesda, Maryland   20892-8402
Telephone: (301) 443-6677
Fax: (301) 443-7595
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