NIH issues sources sought notice on capabilities of small, struggling businesses
The information gained from submissions will provide information relating to an anticipated solicitation notice that would seek the management and operation of a clinical materials services facility. The facility is compliant with current good manufacturing practice (cGMP). In 2008, a seven-year contract was reached with Fisher BioServices Corp. to provide for a Clinical Agent and Specimen Repository (CASR).
Work under the anticipated solicitation would include the packaging, repackaging, shipping, testing, acquiring and disposing of clinical specimens and agents, among other activity. This work would be expected to begin in April 2017 and would likely be based around one-year periods of time, with up to six one-year extensions. The government lists labor hour requirements at approximately 20,325 hours.
The businesses that submit a response should indicate staff and facility capabilities relating to this scope of work. Submissions should indicate the ability to perform described activities in line with local, state and federal regulations.
The NIH notes that submitting a response does not guarantee any future contract award. All submissions should be sent through the electronic contract proposal submission form on the NIH website. Submissions should be received by Monday, Dec. 7, before 5 p.m. ET.