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A--NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance

Solicitation Number: NIH-NIAID-DMID-BAA-07-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: National Institutes of Health
Location: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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NIH-NIAID-DMID-BAA-07-20
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Solicitation
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Added: September 30, 2005
The Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a requirement to establish multiple Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance to conduct prospective animal influenza surveillance, internationally and domestically, and/or research on pathogenesis and host response. The solicitation method is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). Proposals may be submitted in one or both of the following Research Areas:

Research Area 1: The Contractor shall carry out an international and /or domestic animal surveillance program focused on virologic, epidemiologic, and disease surveillance with emphasis on the rapid characterization of influenza viruses with pandemic potential.



Research Area 2: The Contractor shall carry out a research program focused on two parts:

Part A: Determination of the molecular, ecologic and/or environmental factors that influence the evolution, emergence, transmission and pathogenicity of influenza viruses, including studies on animal influenza viruses with pandemic potential; and

Part B: Characterization of the immune response to influenza infection and /or vaccination to improve understanding of the immune correlates of protection and cross-protection.



Offerors submitting proposals will have the choice one or more of the following five scenarios:



I. Scenario 1-Animal Influenza Surveillance Domestic and International-Elect a. or b., or if electing a and b, elect c.

a. Research Area 1-Animal Influenza Surveillance International (10,000 samples)

b. Research Area 1-Animal Influenza Surveillance Domestic (10,000 samples)

c. Research Area 1-Animal Influenza Surveillance Domestic and International (15,000 samples)



II. Scenario 2-Pathogenesis and Host Response Research-Elect a. or b.

a. Research Area 2-Pathogenesis and Host Response Research-Present a minimum of three research projects, at least one for Part A and one for Part B.

b. Research Area 2-Pathogenesis and Host Response Research-Present a maximum of five research projects, at least one for Part A and one for Part B.



III. Scenario 3-Required Training (Pilot Research Program)

Applicable for both Research Areas 1 or 2: Required Training (Pilot Research Program)



IV. Additional Component 4-Pilot Research Program (per project)

Applicable for both Research Areas 1 and 2: Support of up to two pilot research projects for each Research Area to conduct investigations of innovative, high risk concepts.



V. Additional Component 5-Capacity Building

Applicable only for Research Area 2: If the offeror submits a proposal for Research Area 2, the offeror may choose to increase their capacity.







It is anticipated that up to four (4) cost-reimbursement, completion type contracts will be awarded for a period of up to seven (7) years beginning on or about November 13, 2006. RFP-NIH-NIAID-DMID-BAA-07-20 will be available electronically on or about October 14, 2005 and may be accessed through the NIAID Contract Management Program (CMP) Home Page by using the following electronic address and instructions:



NIAID/CMP Home Page (via the WWW): Use http://www.niaid.nih.gov/contract to access the NIAID/CMP Home Page. Once at the NIAID/CMP Home Page, click on the RFPs link and then click on RFP NIH-NIAID-DMID- BAA -07-20.



Proposals will be due on or about February 28, 2006. Any responsible Offeror may submit a proposal for consideration by the Government. This advertisement does not commit the Government to award a contract. No collect calls will be accepted. See Government-wide numbered note 26. No facsimile transmissions will be accepted.

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Solicitation 1

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Posted Date:
October 18, 2005
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Amendment 1

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Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
January 11, 2006
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Amendment 2

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Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
February 24, 2006
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Amendment 3

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Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
March 24, 2006
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Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Contract Management Program 6700 B Rockledge Room 3214 MSC7612, Bethesda, MD, 20892-7612
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To Be Determined
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Carl Newman, Contracting Officer, Phone 301-496-8371, Fax 301-480-2622, Email CNewman@niaid.nih.gov - Paul McFarlane, Acting Branch Chief, Phone 301-496-0349, Fax 301-480-2622, Email pm24v@nih.gov