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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.