RFP Notice: Synthesis and Distribution of Drugs of Abuse and Related Compounds

Notice Number:  NOT-DA-13-034

Key Dates

Release Date:  January 7, 2013

Issued by

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


The National Institute on Drug Abuse intends to solicit proposals from qualified organizations (NAICS Code 541712) having the capability to: (1) acquire, synthesize, and store several unlabeled, radio-labeled, and deuterium labeled drugs of abuse and related chemical compounds in the NIDA drug supply inventory and distribute them to research investigators upon NIDA approval; (2) check the purity and stability of these compounds as necessary and produce and update their respective data sheets; (3) replenish and continue to replete existing drug supply inventory with depleted drugs/compounds; (4) identify, acquire, and update the drug supply inventory (research resources/catalog) with newly discovered chemical compounds useful for drug abuse research; and (5) use, maintain, and update the NIDA drug supply data base, Drug Inventory Supply & Control System (DISCS).

In order to handle substances under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, it is mandatory that offerors possess a DEA Research Registration for Schedules II to V and demonstrate the capability to obtain a DEA registration for Schedule I controlled substances.

We anticipate that one (1) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), task order contract will be awarded for a period of performance of five years. NIDA may award either cost reimbursement and/or fixed price task orders under this contract.  NIDA anticipates that at least one task order will be awarded with the contract.    

RFP No. N01DA-13-7784 will be available electronically on or about January 22, 2013. You can access the RFP through the FedBizOpps (URL: http://fedbizopps.gov) or through the NIDA website: (URL:  http://www.drugabuse.gov/funding/funding-opportunities/nida-requests-contract-proposals-rfps). All information required for the submission of a proposal will be contained in or accessible through the RFP package. Responses to the RFP will be due on or about March 8, 2013. NIDA will consider proposals submitted by any responsible offeror.

Based upon market research, the Government is not using the policies contained in Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, in its solicitation for the described supplies or services. However, interested persons may identify to the Contracting Officer their interest and capability to satisfy the Government's requirement with a commercial item within 15 days of this notice.

This advertisement does not commit the Government to award a contract.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Ryan Cleary
Contract Specialist
Phone: 301-443-6677
Fax: 301-443-7595
Email: clearyrc@mail.nih.gov