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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To establish objectively measurable criteria an offeror must meet when submitting a proposal to be considered for award.
NIH views mandatory qualifications or special contractor standards with concern because they restrict competition and discourages their use. Any such restrictions should be weighed carefully and approved as part of the acquisition plan. The request for proposals must provide the rationale for the restriction.
NIAID will use and evaluate mandatory qualification criteria as described below.
Check the solicitation for contact information, or see the Office of Acquisitions staff listing for the appropriate contract specialist.
See the SRP staff directory for peer review contacts.
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NIH Policy Manual 6315-1, Initiation, Review, Evaluation, and Award of R&D Contracts, Item (E.) (1.)(e.)(5.)(a.)
Contracting Officer SOP
Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) SOP
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