RFP-NIH-NHLBI-HC-99-15

"Study of Coronary Revascularization And Therapeutics Evaluations (SOCRATES): Clinical Network Centers"

Request for Proposals No.: NIH-NHLBI-HC-99-15 (formally NHLBI-HC-98-32)
Issue Date: December 03, 1998
Issued By: William M. Stevens, Contracting Officer
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Contracts Operations Branch, DEA
Rockledge 2, Room 6118
6701 ROCKLEDGE DR MSC 7902
BETHESDA MD 20892-7902
Purchase Authority: Public Law 95-83, as amended
Small Business Set-Aside: No; SIC Code 8731
Proposal Due Date: January 21, 1999, 4:30 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time)


Ladies and Gentlemen:

The "SOCRATES" trial will assess the benefits and risks comparing three clinically employed strategies (two medical anti-ischemic strategies and early revascularization) with respect to long term morbidity and mortality. The trial results will provide a rational basis for safe and effective therapy for these types of patients with stable CHD, and will provide insights into the role of ischemia in the long-term clinical outcome of CHD patients. Furthermore, the results will be evaluated for significant health care cost implications. This Streamlined Technical Request For Proposal (RFP) consists of this combined solicitation form and cover letter and the Solicitation, Offer and Award form SF 33 with attachments.

Our method of posting this RFP on the Web is

different from the normal, previous practice!

The text of this RFP as posted is available for viewing, printing, and downloading (saving) in Adobe Acrobat's portable document file (PDF) format. You will need to have the Acrobat Reader on your computer and configured to work on your browser to access the file. When viewed or printed in the Acrobat Reader, the document appears as it does in the hard copy version. If you do not have the Acrobat Reader, you may download a free copy from Adobe at:
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This cover letter and the attached Solicitation (SF 33) contain the technical information required for the submission of a proposal for this acquisition. The SF 33 Solicitation also contains the proposal intent response form and the address for delivery of your proposal, beginning on page 9. In addition, there are two other sections in this specific RFP. The section entitled "Applicable RFP References" lists those items in the STREAMLINED RFP REFERENCES directory that apply to this RFP, including forms for submission of the proposal.

Text of RFP (PDF document, 247K)


For more information and references, the NIH Request For Proposals Directory, contains a number of documents in a section entitled "STREAMLINED RFP REFERENCES," following the list of NIH Institutes.

Although these documents contain sufficient information for you or your organization to submit a proposal, if you intend to submit a proposal in response to this RFP, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY William M. Stevens, CONTRACTING OFFICER, AT THE FOLLOWING INTERNET ADDRESS:

ws69s@nih.gov

If you do not notify the contracting office of your intent to submit a proposal, you will not receive an individual notice of any amendments to the RFP, if any are issued. However, all amendments will be posted on the NIH web site.

The original and twenty-five (25) copies of your technical proposal and the original, six (6) copies of your business proposal and one attached Electronic Business Proposal Spread Sheet (EXCEL Spread Sheet on disk) must be received by the Contracting Officer no later than January 21, 1999, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time at the address listed in the item entitled "Packaging and Delivery of Proposals" on page 11. Also, please complete the form entitled "Proposal Intent Response Sheet" on page 9 and send it to the address indicated therein on or before December 21, 1998. This will allow us to expedite preparations for the technical review of proposals. Finally, your proposal must be organized and submitted in accordance with the "Technical Proposal Table of Contents." All three of these items are found under the "Specific RFP Instructions and Provisions" portion of this RFP in Section L starting on page 7.

You are reminded that the "Technical Proposal Cover Sheet" must be completed in full detail and used as the cover sheet for each copy of your technical proposal. (This form is contained in this NIH WEB site under the "FORMS, FORMATS, AND ATTACHMENTS" file found in the STREAMLINED RFP REFERENCES.) This information will be used to ensure that there will be no conflict of interest when selecting review committee members.

Offers will be valid for 305 days unless a different period is specified by the offer or on the form entitled, "Proposal Summary and Data Record, NIH 2043" also located at the site for FORMS, FORMATS, AND ATTACHMENTS.

NOTE: IF YOUR PROPOSAL IS NOT RECEIVED BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER OR DESIGNEE AT THE PLACE AND TIME SPECIFIED, THEN IT WILL BE CONSIDERED LATE AND HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PHS CLAUSE 352.215-10 ENTITLED, "LATE PROPOSALS, MODIFICATIONS OF PROPOSALS, AND WITHDRAWALS OF PROPOSALS." The full text is in the Optional RFP Instructions and Provisions file of the Streamlined RFP References Directory.

If you have any additional questions regarding this RFP, please contact Mr. Stevens through the Internet using the electronic mail address listed above or phone (301) 435-0345, fax (301) 480-3430. COLLECT CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS USING FACSIMILE OR ELECTRONIC MAIL IS NOT AUTHORIZED.

NOTE: DIRECTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE "STREAMLINED RFP REFERENCES" REFERRED TO THROUGHOUT THIS RFP ARE AS FOLLOWS:

"STANDARD RFP INSTRUCTIONS AND PROVISIONS" for proposal preparation instructions and other standard provisions,
"OPTIONAL RFP INSTRUCTIONS AND PROVISIONS" for the special provisions identified in this specific RFP,
"FORMS, FORMATS, AND ATTACHMENTS" to download the forms listed in this specific RFP that you will need to submit a proposal,
"SAMPLE CONTRACT FORMAT--GENERAL" to view some of the clauses that are typical for inclusion in a Research and Development type contract issued by NIH.
Electronic Business Proposal Spread Sheet (EXCEL Spread Sheet on disk) which is located at http://www4.od.nih.gov/ocm/contracts/rfps/buscost.htm ).

Sincerely,

/s/
William M. Stevens
Contracting Officer





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