Sources Sought Notice – Immunologic Function in Autism and Related Conditions
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Notice Type: Sources Sought Notice
Subject: Immunologic Function in Autism and Related Conditions
Classification Code: B - Special studies and analysis - not R&D
Solicitation Number: HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-SBSS-FY14-562
Place of Performance (address):
Place of Performance (zipcode): 20814
Place of Performance Country: US
Contracting Office Address:
The purpose of this notice is to obtain information regarding: (1) the availability and capability of qualified small business sources; (2) whether they are small businesses; HUBZone small businesses; service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses; 8(a) small businesses; veteran-owned small businesses; woman-owned small businesses; or small disadvantaged businesses; and (3) their size classification relative to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the proposed acquisition. Your responses to the information requested will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method, including whether a set-aside is possible. An organization that is not considered a small business under the applicable NAICS code should not submit a response to this notice.
This notice is issued to help determine the availability of qualified companies technically capable of meeting the Government requirement and to determine the method of acquisition. It is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract. Responses will not be considered as proposals or quotes. No award will be made as a result of this notice. The Government will NOT be responsible for any costs incurred by the respondents to this notice. This notice is strictly for research and information purposes only.
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) CODE: The NAICS code applicable to this requirement is 611310 - Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools - and the associated small business size standard of
Background Information: The
Purpose and Objectives for the Acquisition: This potential contract will allow a board certified pediatrician and rheumatologist to consult on immunological aspects of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS/PANS) and autism research. The individual will provide expertise on three areas that are critical to research on acute onset Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), PANDAS/PANS. Specifically he/she will provide expertise needed to do HLA subtyping, analyze antinuclear antibody abnormalities, and determine disease mechanisms for PANDAS/PANS and autoimmune encephalitis. The physician will provide clinical expertise as a blinded rater of behavioral descriptions and measure for individuals with these disorders. The contractor will analyze clinical and biological data from subjects with acute-onset OCD and will write and edit manuscripts for submission and will serve as a co­ author on additional papers.
Contractor Requirements (Scope of Work): The contractor requirements may include, but are not limited to the following:
Anticipated period of performance: It is anticipated that the period of performance for this requirement will be one (1) twelve-month base period with zero (0) option periods.
Capability Statement: Contractors that believe they possess the ability to provide the required services should submit documentation of their ability to meet the project requirements to the Contract Specialist. Contractors should also provide their Company Name, DUNS number, Physical Address, and Point of contact Information.
Interested organizations are required to identify their type of business, applicable North American Industry Classification System Code, and size standards in accordance with the
All capability statements sent in response to this Sources Sought Notice must be submitted electronically (via email) to
Note: This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in the response. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization's qualifications to perform the work. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After review of the responses received, pre-solicitation and solicitation notices may be published in Federal Business Opportunities. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation. The solicitation release date is pending. The Government intends to negotiate a fixed-price contract.
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