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Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC)

Request for Proposal

The Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 2011-N-13311 to obtain research support for the Tuberculosis Epidemiology Research Consortium (TBESC) is posted in the Federal Business Opportunity Website.

This RFP will result in two (2) awards:

  1. An award of a basic contract to all applicants selected to be members of the TBESC; and,
  2. An award of Task Order (TO) #1, the main research study to be conducted under the basic contract.

Therefore, as stated in Section B2 of the RFP, this solicitation requires the submission of two (2) proposals:

Proposal 1

The first proposal is for the basic contract (RFP Proposal Form (2011-N-13311 - RFP - TBESC)).  This proposal will address the offeror’s qualifications for TBESC membership and ability to perform all research studies to be conducted by the TBESC under this contract. 

Section C of the RFP contains a description of the work statement, including the Project Background (Section C1), the Statement of Work (SOW) (Section C3) and the Technical Requirements (Section C4) for the first proposal.  Detailed instructions for the preparation and submission of the first proposal are found in Section L9.  Section M5 describes the criteria for evaluation of this proposal. A “Business Proposal” containing cost information is not required for this proposal.

Proposal 2

The second proposal is for task order (TO) # 1 (Statement of Work Task Order # 1).  This proposal will address the offeror’s ability to participate in the main study to be conducted by the TBESC.  The purpose of this study is to compare the performance of Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) and Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) in diagnosing latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), and in predicting progression from LTBI to tuberculosis disease.

This proposal must include two parts: a “Technical Proposal” and a “Business Proposal”.  A detailed description of this proposal, including Instructions to Offerors, Evaluation Criteria, and the SOW under this contract is found in Attachment J6. 

All questions concerning this RFP must be submitted in writing to Arnette Mayhew, Contract Specialist, at
The due date for submission of questions or request for clarification is May 19, 2011. 

As indicated in Amendment #0001 to the above mentioned RFP, your proposal must be received at the location specified in Section L.9 by 4:00 p.m. EST on June 17, 2011
Please note that any proposal received after 4:00 p.m. EST on June 17, 2011 will be considered late and will not be evaluated, in accordance with FAR 52.215-1(c)(3)(ii).  Submission of proposals via e-mail and/or facsimile is NOT authorized for this RFP.

It is your responsibility to check the website indicated above regularly to learn about any updates/amendments that could be issued to this RFP prior to the proposal due date.

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