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NIH Brain and Tissue Repository

Solicitation Number: HHS-NIH-DA(MH)-13-065
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: National Institutes of Health
Location: National Institute on Mental Health
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Added: Nov 19, 2012 1:04 pm
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health, seek to make human brain tissue and biospecimen samples more widely available for research on neurological, psychiatric, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

The objective of this initiative is to increase availability of human disease and control biospecimens, increase proactive involvement of the disease advocacy and patient communities, and more efficiently acquire, curate, store, and distribute these tissues with the ultimate goal of reducing the burden of nervous system disorders.

In order to do so, the NIH intends to establish multiple contract collection sites (i.e., the NIH Brain and Tissue Repositories (NBTR)) to provide services that will actively acquire, receive, process, store, curate, preserve, and distribute central nervous system and related biological specimens (including fetal tissues) to qualified investigators. These services were previously provided through grants that have expired and/or will be expiring in the coming years. The NIH will now continue these existing services through competitively awarded contracts. New sources are also encouraged to compete.

It is anticipated that a full solicitation will be issued on or about December 4, 2012, with proposals due on January 22, 2013.  The solicitation will be posted at:

All qualified organizations are encouraged to respond with a proposal.  

The original small business sources sought synopsis for this initiative (HHS-NIH-NIMH-SBSS-12-065) was posted on July 6, 2012.

Added: Dec 06, 2012 2:07 pm

See attached solicitation.

Added: Jan 04, 2013 2:48 pm
See attached Amendment 01 to the solicitation that extends the due date for receipt of proposals, make minor corrections/clarifications to the RFP, and to responds to questions received to date.
Added: Jan 14, 2013 2:06 pm
Amendment 02 is included to respond to offeror questions about the RFP.
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Solicitation 1

Posted Date:
December 6, 2012
Description: NIH Brain and Tissue Repository

Amendment 1

Posted Date:
January 4, 2013
Description: Amendment 01 to solicitation.

Amendment 2

Posted Date:
January 14, 2013
Description: Amendment 02.
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