Army seeks contractor for biological testing
The responses to the sources sought notice will determine whether a set-aside acquisition is preferable to a full and open competition.
If selected, the contractor will prepare samples and perform proteomic analyses. They will also conduct a bioinformatics analysis of the collected data, as well as verification of discovered hits and identification of protein networks of interest.
The contractor will also perform follow-up functional assays testing host targets of interest for future countermeasure approaches.
USAMRIID will provide the samples, as well perform in vitro and cell-based assays when required. USAMRIID will also perform microscopy and other assays to determine the integrity and efficacy of the samples.
Interested parties are asked to submit a brief capabilities package of no more than 10 pages demonstrating the firm's experience ability to perform the requested services.
USAMRIID anticipates that it will award a single 12-month contract with two 12-month option periods. The contractor will be required to deliver progress reports every six months, with a full report containing acquired data at the end of each year.
The deadline to submit responses is July 31.