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NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 5, February 10, 1995


P.T. 34


  Biological Resources 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, National

Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has a

requirement for the maintenance of parasites, infected mammals, and

arthropod intermediate hosts of the following filarial species:

Brugia malayi (a human parasite), Brugia pahangi experimental and

Dirofilaria immitis (animal parasites considered to be good

experimental models).  The offeror must have the capabilities to

distribute the parasites, infected mammals, and infected or

uninfected intermediate hosts (within reasonable predetermined

limits) to qualified investigators for research purposes.  Any

contract awarded will be subject to DHHS regulations regarding the

animal welfare assurance in research.  It is expected that this NIAID

sponsored project will have a seven-year period of performance.  A

cost-reimbursement type contract is anticipated.  One contract may be

awarded as a result of this solicitation.

The electronic version of Request for Proposal (RFP) NIH-NIAID-DMID-

96-08 will be available on or about February 15, 1995 through the NIH

Gopher and Internet using the following electronic mail addresses and


1.  To access the NIH Gopher:  Point your gopher client to

GOPHER@NIH.GOV PORT 70 (you should now be in the NIH Gopher).  Select

"Grant and Research Information", then select "R&D Request for

Proposals (RFP)."

2.  To access the NIH Grant Line (Internet):  Configure your terminal

emulator as:  1200 or 2400 baud, even parity, 7 data bits, 1 stop

bit, Half Duplex.  Using the procedure specified in your

communication software, dial 301-402-2221.  When you get a response

indicating that you have been connected, then type  ,GEN1 (the comma

is mandatory) and press ENTER; you will be prompted by the NIH system

for "INITIALS?".  Type BB5 and press ENTER.  You will then be

prompted for "Account?".  Type CCS2 and press ENTER.

Please note that the RFP for this procurement has been revised to

include only the Work Statement, deliverable and reporting

requirements, special requirements and mandatory qualifications, if

any, the Technical Evaluation Criteria, and proposal preparation

instructions.  All information required for the submission of an

offer will be contained in the electronic RFP package.  Following

proposal submission and the initial review process, offerors

comprising the competitive range will be requested to provide

additional documentation to the Contracting Officer.


Responses to this RFP are due on June 1, 1995.  Any responsible

offeror may submit a proposal that will be considered by the

Government.  This advertisement does not commit the Government to

award a contract.  A paper copy of the RFP is also available for

review at the NIAID/CMB Reading Room located at 6003 Executive

Boulevard, Room 3C27, Rockville, MD 20852.  The information available

at the NIAID/CMB Reading Room is identical to the information

available electronically.

Point of contact is:

Ms. Dawn Kotzen

Contract Management Branch

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

6003 Executive Boulevard, Room 3C07

Rockville, MD  20852-7610

Telephone:  (301) 496-2509


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