NIH GUIDE, Volume 22, Number 1, January 8, 1993


P.T. 34



  Clinical Trial 

  Data Management/Analysis+ 



National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Vaccine Trials and Epidemiology Branch (VTEB), Division of AIDS

(DAIDS), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

(NIAID), is soliciting proposals from organizations with the capacity

to serve as the Domestic Master Contractor (DMC) for:  (1)

preparation of sites for efficacy trials and (2) phase III trials of

Human Immunodeficiency Disease (HIV) vaccines and other methods for

preventing HIV infection in high-risk populations in the United

States and its territories.  The proposed contract requires expertise

in the following areas:  coordination and management of multicenter,

longitudinal epidemiologic, vaccine, or clinical trials;

coordination, training and site monitoring of Phase III vaccine

trials; experience with populations at high risk of HIV infection;

and solicitation and management of subcontracts.  Specifically, the

selected contractor will be responsible for the operation and

maintenance of a master contract that will provide:  (1) subcontracts

to sites that are currently conducting baseline epidemiologic studies

to ascertain the feasibility of conducting future Phase III HIV

vaccine trials; (2) solicitation of proposals from, and monitoring

of, additional sites to conduct baseline/feasibility studies; (3)

solicitation of proposals from, and monitoring of, sites to conduct

Phase III HIV vaccine trials; (4) development of protocols to test

HIV vaccines and other biomedical interventions in high-risk

seronegative individuals; and (5) an orderly and efficient transition

of the proposed contract to a successor, if necessary, at the

expiration of the contract.

This is an announcement for an anticipated Request for Proposals

(RFP).  RFP NIH-NIAID-DAIDS-93-06 will be issued on or about January

20, 1993, with a closing date tentatively set for March 19, 1993.


Requests for the RFP are to be directed in writing to:

Jacqueline C. Holden

Contract Management Branch

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Solar Building, Room 3C-07

6003 Executive Boulevard

Bethesda, MD  20892

FAX:  (301) 402-0972

Requests sent via overnight mail service should use Rockville, MD

20852 instead of the Bethesda zip code

To receive a copy of the RFP, supply this office with three

self-addressed mailing labels.  Telephone inquiries will not be

honored, and all inquiries must be in writing.  A short-form version

of the RFP will be provided first.  It includes only the Statement of

Work and Evaluation Criteria to be used for selection of the awardee.

After examining this, a full text version of the RFP must be

requested, in writing, for those offerors interested in responding.

FAX requests are acceptable for the full-text version only.  All

proposals from responsible sources will be considered by the NIAID.

This advertisement does not commit the government to award a



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