Request for Proposal: NIH-NIDDK-O6-01 United States Renal Data System (USRDS) Coordinating Center

Notice Number: NOT-DK-06-004

Key Dates
Release Date: January 6, 2006

Issued by
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), (

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking an organization or an institution to serve as the Coordinating Center (CC) for the USRDS. The CC, in collaboration with the NIH and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), shall provide the biostatistical, epidemiological, data management and analytical expertise necessary to maintain and update the existing USRDS database. The CC shall also: coordinate, scientifically manage, develop and expand the USRDS; prepare and release subset(s) of the database to support investigator-initiated research; publish papers and reports of scientific findings based on USRDS data; and provide data to support research performed by the Special Studies Centers (SSCs). The SSCs are being sought under a separate solicitation.

The Request for Proposals, RFP-NIH-NIDDK-06-01, will be issued on or about January 25, 2006 and will close on or about March 24, 2006 . Requests for the RFP must be in writing or by e-mail to the Contracting Officer cited above, and must cite the referenced RFP number. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered by the agency. The Government is not committed to award a contract pursuant to this announcement.


For questions or further information, contact:

Mr. Robert Coonley
Contracting Officer
Acquisition Management Branch
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute if Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
2 Democracy Plazas, Suite 700W
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda , MD 20892-5455
Phone: (301) 594-8837
Fax: (301) 480-8261

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