Release Date:  April 1, 1999



National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Opportunistic Infections Research Branch, Therapeutics Research Program,
Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
(NIAID), NIH, has a requirement to develop therapies for the treatment of AIDS
and associated opportunistic infections.  The purpose of this RFP is to seek
responsible offers for new tuberculosis drug technology development and
transfer support.  This contract is to serve as a resource for facilitating
the translation of anti-tuberculosis discoveries into candidates for
development and commercialization.

It is anticipated that one (1) cost reimbursement, completion type contract
will be awarded for a period of seven (7) years, beginning approximately
August 17, 1999.  Request for proposal (RFP) NIH-NIAID-DAIDS-99-17 is
presently available electronically and may be accessed through the NIAID
Contract Management Branch (CMB) Home Page by using the following electronic
address and instructions:

NIAID/CMB Home Page (via the WWW): Use to
access the NIAID/CMB Home  Page.  Once at the NIAID/CMB Home Page, click on
the "RFPs" link and then click on "RFP NIH-NIAID-DAIDS-99-17." There is one
amendment to the RFP which is dated October 29, 1998.

Please note that the electronic RFP for this acquisition includes only the
Work Statement, Deliverable and Reporting Requirements, Special Requirements
and Mandatory Qualification, if any, the Technical Evaluation Criteria, and
the Proposal Preparation Instructions.  All information required for the
submission of an offer is available via links within 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 December 15, 1998.  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.

Point of Contact

Joyce U. Sagami or Paul D. McFarlane
Telephone:  (301) 496-7118 or (301) 496-0349
FAX:  (301) 402-0972
Email: or

No collect calls will be accepted.

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