NIH GUIDE, Volume 26, Number 25, August 1, 1997




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  Clinical Trial 


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


The Division of AIDS (DAIDS), National Institute of Allergy and

Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH, has a requirement to provide for

the centralized performance of standardized virological assays to

detect and diagnose HIV infection and immunological assays to

evaluate candidate AIDS vaccine-induced HIV-specific humoral immune

responses, in support of Phase I to III clinical trials of candidate

AIDS vaccines and other prevention interventions.  The purpose of

this contract is to support the NIAID in its mission to stimulate

research towards discovery and testing of prototype vaccines and

prevention interventions for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

(AIDS). This is an announcement for an anticipated Request for

Proposals (RFP).  It is anticipated that one (1) completion type

cost-reimbursement contract for a seven-year period of performance

will be awarded as a result of this solicitation.  RFP

NIH-NIAID-DAIDS-98-07 will be available electronically on or about

August 14, 1997, and may be accessed through either the NIAID

Contract Management (CMB) Home Page or the NIH Gopher by using the

following electronic mail addresses and instructions: 1) NIAID/CMB

Home Page (via the World Wide Web):  Access by using and select the "RFP" link.  2) To

access the NIH Gopher: Point your Gopher client to

GOPHER.NIH.GOV.PORT70 (you should now be in the NIH Gopher).  Select

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

Proposals (RFP)", select "RFPs Available", then select NIAID, and

select "RFP NIH-NIAID-DAIDS-98-07".  Please note that the RFP for

this procurement has been revised to include only the Statement of

Work, Deliverable and Reporting Requirements, 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 Contract

Specialist.  Responses to this RFP will be due on October 30, 1997.

This advertisement does not commit the Government to award a





Dawn Kotzen

Contract Management Branch

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

6003 Executive Boulevard, Room 3C07

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone: (301) 496-3699

FAX: (301) 402-0972



No collect calls will be accepted.  All proposals from responsible

sources will be considered by the NIAID.



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