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




P.T. 34



  Biological Resources 

  Clinical Trial 


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


The Respiratory Diseases Branch (RDB), Division of Microbiology and

Infectious Diseases (DMID), the National Institute of Allergy and

Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has a requirement for a reference and

resource laboratory for pneumococcus and laboratory support for

clinical trials. The pneumococcus reference and resource laboratory

shall: 1) develop and standardize pneumococcal assays; 2) measure and

quantitate anti-pneumococcal antibody responses for various isotypes

and quantitation and characterization of functional antibody to

pneumococcal antigens; 3) perform serologic assays; 4) develop and

standardize reference reagents; and 5) prepare and make available to

the scientific community antigens and reagents to both pneumococci

and Hib. The laboratory support for clinical trials shall be

performed on an optional basis at the sole discretion of the

Government. This is a recompetition of Contract N01-AI-45196 with the

University of Rochester. It is anticipated that one

cost-reimbursement contract will be awarded for a period of five (5)

years.  RFP NIH-NIAID-DMID-98-08 will be available electronically on

or about June 3, 1997, and may be accessed through either the NIAID

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

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

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

access the NIH Gopher: Point your gopher client to GOPHER.NIH.GOV

PORT 70 (you should now be in the NIH Gopher). Select "Grants and

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

(RFP)." 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 qualification, if

any, the Technical Evaluation Criteria, and proposal preparation



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 will

be due on August 4, 1997. Any responsible offeror may submit a

proposal which will be considered by the Government. This

advertisement does not commit the Government to award a contract.




Dorothy McGowan

Contract Specialist

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Telephone:  (301)594-7427

FAX:  (301) 402-0972




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