Release Date:  February 16, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-DK-01-009

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 
(NIDDK) is seeking an organization to perform the services required to 
assist in the planning and implementation of activities for the 
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a program co-sponsored by 
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The NIDDK requires 
expertise utilizing state-of-the art social marketing and dissemination 
techniques in transmitting health messages based on the results of the 
Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), a 10 year clinical 
trial that provided a strong scientific basis for treatment regimes to 
prevent serious complications of diabetes.  In addition, a large 
clinical trial designed to test whether one or more interventions can 
prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in persons at increased 
risk for developing the disease is expected to be concluded in 2002. 
The NIDDK also requires expertise in publicizing and promoting other 
treatment, intervention and prevention programs related to diabetes to 
the public.  This acquisition is 100% set-aside for small business 
concerns.  Size Standard 5.0 million dollars, North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS) code 561110.  This Request for Proposal 
(RFP) NIH-NIDDK-01-02 has a due date of March 19, 2001.  To receive a 
copy of this RFP, please supply this office with two (2) self-address 
mailing labels and cite the RFP number referenced above.  Request must 
be in writing and addressed to Ms. Katrina Gross, Contracting Officer, 
Acquisition Management Branch, NIDDK, Rockledge One, Room 8048, 
Bethesda, MD, 20892-7973.  Telephone requests will not be honored.  
This advertisement does not commit the Government to a contract award. 

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