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Contracts & Acquisitions

Current RFPs/RFQs

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The NIEHS Office of Acquisitions conducts acquisitions for the services, supplies, and necessary items associated with the research and administration of NIEHS; plans and directs the business management activities of the various NIEHS programs; and provides liaison with NIH, HHS, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and other federal agencies.

Reaching Acquisitions

Current Requests for Proposals

When RFP's have been issued they are available at FedBizOps  .

Proposal Delivery Instructions

NIEHS must receive all Contract Proposals and Simplified Acquisition quotes at the prescribed location prior to the closing date and time or the proposal will be considered late!

  • Delivery by United States Postal Service or commercial carriers: send to the address listed in the solicitation.
  • Hand Delivery: deliver to the appropriate office below between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM on regularly scheduled government workdays.
    • What: All Contract Proposals and Simplified Acquisition Quotes
    • Where: guard station on the first floor of 530 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560 (Note: effective January 2009)
    • Who:

Research Contract Questions

Melissa M. Gentry
Supervisory Contracting Officer
Tel (919) 541-7894
Fax (919) 541-5117
melissa.gentry@nih.gov
Velvet M. Torain
Supervisory Contracting Officer
Tel (919) 541-0400
Fax (919) 541-2712
torain@niehs.nih.gov

Station Support and Simplified Acquisitions
Contract Proposals and Response to Quotes

Brenda J. Burke
Supervisory Contracting Officer
Tel (919) 541-0426
Fax (919) 541-1019
brenda.burke@nih.gov

Resources and Information

Federal Business Opportunities  (Fe the point of entry for federal procurements over $25,000. The site lists the following:

    • Requests for Proposals (RFP)
    • Requests for Quotes (RFQ)
    • Sources Sought
    • Pre-Solicitation Notices
    • Public Disclosure of Justification and Approval Documents for Noncompetitive Contracts
    • Special Notices
    • Combined Synopsis
    • Award Announcements
  • On FedBizOpps, electronic RFPs and RFQs are set up to provide all the information necessary for a potential offeror to fully understand the requirements and the necessary steps to developing an offer. It is essential that prospective offerors obtain a complete copy of the RFP/RFQ in order to submit a proposal/quote to compete for a contract award.

    NIH Contracting Information and Resources 

    Small Business Information

    The NIEHS actively seeks to partner with small, disadvantaged, woman-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and encourages prime contractors to establish relationships with subcontractors within these recognized federal programs. The NIEHS Small Business Manager works to counsel and assist small businesses interested in working with NIEHS.

    Contact:

  • Syvera L. O'Pharrow
    Small Business Manager/Procurement Analyst
    Tel (919) 541-0377
    opharrowsl@mail.nih.gov

    The Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization  of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on vendor outreach sessions, forecasts, prime and subcontracting goals, and a newsletter. HHS and NIH contacts see: http://www.hhs.gov/about/smallbusiness/osdbustaff.html 

    The Small Business Administration  provides helpful information on training, events, loans, certifications, CCR database registry, size standards, prime contractors, and federal agency points of contact.

    U.S. Small Business Administration Subcontracting Network 
Federal Business Opportunities
Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
Section 508

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