RELEASE DATE:  January 29, 2003


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

RFP AVAILABLE:  RFP-NICHD-2003-6 - Available on or about January 15, 2003.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 
NIH, is conducting a full and open competition for contractors capable 
of conducting a multi-site, randomized clinical trial to test the 
effect of exposure to an innovative program of behavioral interventions 
on adherence and glycemic control among early adolescents with Type 1 
diabetes.  The Prevention Research Branch (PRB), within the Division of 
Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research (DESPR), NICHD, 
anticipates the resultant contract being awarded to three - four 
contractors with Clinical Sites for the management of childhood 
diabetes that include a sizable population of young patients.  
Successful offerors will be responsible for the efficient and ethical 
implementation of the study at their respective site, and will 
collaborate with investigators from other sites and the NICHD to 
develop, implement, and evaluate the study.  Overall, the study is 
expected to consist of 400-600 enrolled patients and include three - 
four Clinical Sites, a Coordinating Center, and the NICHD, PRB.  A 
separate procurement (NICHD-2003-07) is being conducted for the 
Coordinating Center.  The Government anticipates that the project will 
be conducted in two Phases as follows:  Phase I will focus on 
developing and pilot testing study procedures and obtaining clearances; 
Phase II will include the recruitment, study conduct, and contract 

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this 
acquisition is 541720.  

Organizations having the requisite expertise and capability to perform 
this work may access an electronic version of the Request for 
Proposal(s), RFP-NICHD-2003-06, on or about January 15, 2003 at the 
following FedBizOpps website:  Written 
proposals will be due to the attention of Ms. Jan Leahey (see below) 
approximately 60 days from the RFP posting date.  


For further information, contact:

Jan Leahey
Contracting Officer
Contracts Management Branch
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 7A07, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510
Telephone:  (301) 435-8867
Fax:  (301) 402-3676

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