NIH GUIDE, Volume 25, Number 22, July 5, 1996




P.T. 34


  Population Studies 


  Information Science/Systems 


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

is planning to continue the collection and annotation of population

literature for use as a research resource.  The project involves the

systematic review of key population-related publications worldwide

supplemented by population-related materials from selected major

sources and by the subsequent preparation of citations and abstracts

for the items selected.  The Contractor will be required to scan both

primary and secondary source materials from all significant works of

central demographic relevance and prepare a complete bibliographic

citation indicating the work's range and content.  The citations will

be organized into a conceptual demographic scheme supplemented by

cross-reference by author and geographical indices for publication.

The Contractor shall have the technical ability, expertise and

judgement to prepare the Population Index and to work closely with

population, library and information agencies to assure that the

products will evolve to meet changing research needs and changing

technical capabilities.  It is anticipated that the Population Index

will be made available through the World Wide Web, at a minimum.


This announcement is a new solicitation.  It is anticipated that one

cost-reimbursement, level of effort contract will be awarded for a

period of five years.  RFP NICHD-DBSB-96-10 will be available

electronically on or about July 1, 1996, and may be accessed through

either the NIH Home Page or the NIH Gopher by using the following

electronic mail addresses and instructions:  (1) NIH Home Page (via

the World Wide Web): Access the NIH Home Page by using

http://www.nih.gov.  Once you are at the NIH Home Page, select

"Grants & Contracts", then select "R&D Requests for Proposals (RFP)";

(2) To access the NIH Gopher:  Point your gopher client to

GOPHER.NIH.GOVPORT 70 (you should now be in the NIH Gopher).  Select

"Grant & Research Information", then select "R&D Requests for

Proposals (RFP)."  The following information within the RFP should

enable you to determine whether you or your organization has the

interest, capability, and resources to devote to the preparation of

an offer to the Government for the performance of a contract if

selected for an award:  the Statement of Work, Reporting

Requirements, the Technical Evaluation Criteria, and project

background information.  This information should be sufficient for

you to make this determination without reading the entire, lengthy

RFP with all of the boilerplate information.  All information

required to submit an offer is 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 will be due by 4:00 PM (EDT) August 16, 1996.

Questions may be directed to program contacted listed under





All requests must cite the RFP number above and should include two

self addressed mailing labels (if a mail request).  All sources who

consider themselves qualified are encouraged to submit proposals.

Those organizations desiring a hard copy of the RFP may mail or FAX a

written request to:


Virginia A. DeSeau

Contracts Management Branch

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

6100 Executive Building, Suite 7A07

6100 Executive Boulevard MSC 7510

Bethesda, MD  20892-7510

Telephone:  (301) 496-4611

FAX:  (301) 402-3676

Email:  deseaug@hd01.nichd.nih.gov



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