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NIDA Office of Acquisitions Contracting

Revised January 2020

The NIDA Office of Acquisitions (OA) supports the National Institutes of Health missions for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) through planning, soliciting, negotiating, awarding and administering biomedical and behavioral research and development (R&D) contracts, contracts for direct support of R&D, station support contracts and simplified acquisitions.  For more information, review the following:

Finding Contract Opportunities

NIDA OA publicizes and posts all business opportunities on the beta.SAM.gov (formerly the Federal Business Opportunities) website which are expected to exceed the threshold published in FAR 5.101(a)(1).

In addition, NIDA OA posts individual notices of proposed actions with estimated values contained in FAR 5.101(a)(2) on the Bid Board on this website. 

All interested parties must contact the Point of Contact (POC) identified under the proposed action to request a copy of the Solicitation or Request for Quote (RFQ), if available.  All responsible sources may submit proposals or quotes that will be considered, if received prior to the closing date/time.

We do not maintain a separate Bidders Mailing List to automatically send prospective vendors copies of solicitations.  We encourage you to take advantage of other methods to identify business opportunities.  We encourage any organization interested in doing business with the Government to register in the System for Award Management (SAM).  We do use SBA’s ‘Dynamic Small Business Search” as a primary database to identify small and disadvantaged businesses to fulfill our requirements.

NIDA OA Bid Board:  Notices of Proposed Contract Actions Posted in Accordance with FAR 5.101(a)(2)

The following are notice(s) of proposed actions with estimated values contained in FAR 5.101(a)(2).  Request for Quotations (RFQs) are not posted on this page.  Interested parties must contact the Contact Points identified in the individual action to request a copy of the RFQ or with any questions.  All responsible sources may submit a quotation that, if received before the closing date and time, shall be considered by the Government.

Announcement # Project Title Post date Date Responses Due OA Institute Serviced
75N95020Q00027 Pharmacokinetics in rats and dogs and in vitro transporter studies for a Lead Compound January 10 2020 4:01 pm January 20 2020 3:54 pm National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

R&D/R&D Support/Non-R&D Requests for Proposals

The Request for Proposals (RFPs) listed below are those issued by the NIDA Office of Acquisition for major acquisitions (generally FAR Part 15 actions) in the R&D, R&D Support or Non-R&D areas.  These actions may be found under the beta.SAM.gov (formerly Federal Business Opportunities) website.  For a complete listing of all RFPs issued for contracts under NIH and other Federal Government agencies, please review the website at beta.SAM.gov.

To access an RFP, click on the RFP Number listed in the table below. This will link you directly to the beta.sam.gov website. Questions and/or clarifications on the OA requirements, should be directed to the applicable NIDA OA contact person listed in the individual RFPs.

If you intend to submit a proposal in response to a NIDA RFP, please notify the NIDA OA contact person identified in the individual RFP. It is recommended that you also register under the RFP of interest, in beta.SAM.gov, to receive notification of additional information and any amendments. All information necessary for proposal submission is detailed in each RFP.

RFP Number Title Issued Due
75N950-20Q-00028 Notice of Intent to Sole Source - Requirement for Preventive Maintenance and Service Package for the Mediso nanoScan PET/CT animal imager (beta.SAM.gov site) 1/15/20 1/30/20
75N950-20R-00018 Sources Sought Announcement - NIDA Developmental Studies Biorepository and Analysis Center (beta.SAM.gov site) 1/15/20 3/31/20
HHSN271201500023C Presolicitation Notice (Notice of Intent): - Production, Analysis, and Distribution of Cannabis and Related Materials (beta.SAM.gov site) 1/7/20 1/22/20
75N950-20R-00012 Notice of Intent to Sole Source: - Educational Outreach to Middle and High School Students on Substance Use (beta.SAM.gov site) 12/6/19 12/23/19
75N950-20Q-00010 Notice of Intent to Sole Source: - Service Agreement for Bruker BioSpin 9.4T MRI Scanner (beta.SAM.gov site) 12/2/19 12/17/19

After reviewing an RFP from the listing above, please submit a Proposal Intent Sheet for NIDA to use as an aid to expedite preparations for the review of proposals. Submission of the Proposal Intent Sheet does not commit you to the submission of a proposal.

Please refer RFP-specific questions to the contact person listed in the individual RFP announcement.

Mailing Addresses for the Contracts Office:

NIDA OA Serviced Institute Address
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) c/o 3WFN, MSC 6012, 301 N. Stonestreet Ave., Bethesda, MD  20892
National Institute on Aging (NIA) c/o 3WFN, MSC 6012, 301 N. Stonestreet Ave., Bethesda, MD  20892
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) c/o 3WFN, MSC 6012, 301 N. Stonestreet Ave., Bethesda, MD  20892
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) c/o 3WFN, MSC 6012, 301 N. Stonestreet Ave., Bethesda, MD  20892
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) c/o 3WFN, MSC 6012, 301 N. Stonestreet Ave., Bethesda, MD  20892

[NIH Office of Acquisition Management and Policy]

Justifications for Other than Full and Open Competition 

Per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.305, agencies must provide public notice on their agency website of any justification for sole source award within 14 days after contract award; except for,

  1. Sole source awards made under FAR 6.302-2, unusual and compelling urgency, will be posted within 30 days after contract award; and,
  2. Sole source awards made under FAR 6.302-1(c) for brand name only will be posted with the solicitation.

All postings must remain online for a minimum of 30 days.  Please review the website at beta.SAM.gov  under special notices for all NIDA OA justifications.

This page was last updated January 2020