NHLBI releases a new Broad Agency Announcement in FedBizOpps: Studying Community Programs to Reduce Childhood Obesity (NHLBI-BAA-HC-10-15)

Notice Number: NOT-HL-09-128

Key Dates
Release date: August 24, 2009
BAA proposal receipt date: November 18, 2009

Issued by
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/)

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations in response to Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Number NHLBI-HC-10-15 entitled: Studying Community Programs to Reduce Childhood Obesity. One contract award will be made to a Research Coordinating Center (RCC) to support a nationwide scientific study of communities that will examine outcomes associated with characteristics of existing or new community programs and policies to reduce childhood obesity rates. Relevant programs and policies may address educational, behavioral, environmental, and/or other activities aimed at influencing energy balance in youth through diet and physical activity. The RCC will work in partnership with members of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NIH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and CDC), to design and implement the research. The goal is to inform public-health practice and policy by identifying community approaches that may work best for reducing childhood obesity rates. The study will also help identify future research directions.

NHLBI-BAA-HC-10-15, detailing the specifics of the project as well as information pertinent to the development of an offeror’s proposal, is available electronically August 18, 2009 and may be accessed through the Internet at the following URL location: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/inits/index.htm and will be available on the Federal Business Opportunities website at: https://www.fbo.gov/ . No paper copies will be available.

Proposals will be due November 18, 2009. It is anticipated that one cost-reimbursement completion type contract will be awarded for a period of five years beginning on or about August 1, 2010.

PROPOSALS FOR THE BAA ARE BEING SOLICITED THROUGH FEDBIZOPPS. Please see the URLs listed above for further information. Offerors are responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments and for routinely checking the FedBizOpps Internet site for any possible solicitation amendments that may be issued by the Government. This advertisement does not commit the Government to award a contract.


Kristiane E. Cooper
Contracting Officer
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Phone (301) 435-6671
Fax (301) 480-3430
E-mail cooperke@nhlbi.nih.gov