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To allow restricted use of award funds for an otherwise apparent successful offeror that does not meet all requirements for conducting research involving live vertebrate animals.
An offeror may not conduct work involving care and use of live vertebrate animals without an NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)-approved assurance and valid institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) approval.
Until the offeror provides this documentation, NIH policy will not allow NIAID to issue an award without both approvals unless OLAW grants special approval and the contract contains language restricting the expenditure of contract funds on the care and use of live vertebrate animals.
NIH policy requires the evaluation of proposals involving the care and use of live vertebrate animals on the five points stated in the Care of Live Vertebrate Animals provision of the solicitation’s technical proposal instructions.
NIAID’s policy requires evaluation of proposals as "acceptable" or "unacceptable" for the five points. For proposals that receive an "unacceptable" rating, NIAID and the offeror will resolve the issues in negotiations, as they may affect NIAID’s assessment of the risk of a proposal when determining best value.
Offerors, see the Office of Acquisitions staff listing for the appropriate contract specialist.
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HHSAR 352.270-9, Care of Laboratory Animals
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook
OLAW Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals
Last Updated March 27, 2012
Last Reviewed March 27, 2012