RAPPS Contracts—Resources To Advance Pediatrics and HIV Prevention Science

Funding News Edition: April 06, 2022
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NIAID’s reissued request for proposals (RFP) Resources To Advance Pediatrics and HIV Prevention Science (RAPPS) seeks contractors to support preclinical HIV research, develop pediatric formulations, and advance next-generation HIV prevention and treatment products.

Scientific Support

As a successful offeror for this RFP, you will provide preclinical and nonclinical drug development support to HIV researchers and product developers for activities ranging from initial product discovery to clinical trials and licensure. NIAID may also use the contracts to advance therapeutic and preventive strategies for other infectious diseases.

Promising single or combination therapeutic or non-vaccine biomedical prevention products will include those with activity against HIV or associated co-infections (e.g., Mycobacterium tuberculosis). These products may be sustained-release drug delivery platforms or multipurpose prevention technologies that incorporate contraceptives.

Task Areas

NIAID seeks one or more contractors for each of the following task areas:

  1. Preclinical Gap-Filling Services
  2. Animal Models Supporting Product Development
  3. Bioanalytical Support Services
  4. Product Manufacturing
  5. Scientific, Quality, and Regulatory Support Services

Check the RFP for each task area’s statement of work, deliverables, a sample task order, and more details. Your proposal may respond to one, some, or all areas. If your proposal includes task area E together with any other task area(s), you must include a plan to mitigate any potential conflict of interest.

Details and Due Date

NIAID expects to award multiple indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity base contracts for a period of seven years. Task orders for the base contracts will primarily be cost-reimbursement type, both term and completion form. NIAID may also issue fixed-price task orders when appropriate.

Your proposal is due July 7, 2022, by 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Submit online through NIH’s electronic Contract Proposal Submission (eCPS) site.

Direct any questions about the RFP to Robert Corno, the solicitation’s contracting officer, at cornorj@niaid.nih.gov or 240-669-5151.

Contact Us

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