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The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) is a government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO), federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) supported by a dedicated branch of the NCI Office of Acquisitions. The FNLCR is operated through NCI’s FFRDC contract.

FNLCR provides rapid response capabilities and one-of-a-kind resources for the biomedical research community within NCI, NIH, and other federal agencies. With a unique array of research support and advanced technologies, the FNLCR bridges the gaps from discovery to healthcare delivery; accelerates the development of new technologies and prototype treatments for patients; and paves the way for new advances to enter clinical trials for testing, approval, and delivery to patients via the commercial sector.

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The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research: A Shared National Resource

Learn about National Cancer Institute’s Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), which is the only Federally Funded Research and Development Center devoted exclusively to biomedical research. FNLCR operates in the public interest as a shared national resource, collaborating with public and private partners to speed delivery of lifesaving therapies and prevention agents and conducts research on long-standing intractable cancers and other disease areas.

Competition to Select FNLCR Prime Contractor

The prime contract supporting the GOCO FNLCR facility periodically goes through a competitive selection process. A special notice was posted on September 11th 2020 announcing the entering the initial stages of re-competition. We will provide information and updates on the process for organizations interested in being involved in that competition on our updates page.

NOTE: All formal announcements concerning this competition will be announced on, and information there takes precedence over what is posted here. It is cross-posted here for your convenience.


Recent Events

  • The Pre-Proposal Conference was held on November 15, 2022.
  • The RFP was posted on June 23rd, 2022.
  • The Second Draft RFP was posted for industry response on February 4th, 2022.
  • The Draft RFP was posted for industry comment on June 24th, 2021.
    Responses were posted on November 24th, 2021.
  • NCI's FFRDC Industry Day was held April 8, 2021, but you can still review the presentations on our FNLCR Acquisition Resource page.

Interested Parties

If you are interested in collaborating with other industry partners, then consider joining the interested parties list. NCI can help support large and small businesses to partner, create teaming arrangements and subcontract relationships.

Interested organizations should have an authorized official send an email to and let us know a bit about you!

  • Organizations Name and Duns
  • If you would like to be listed as a potential Prime Contractor, Subcontractor or as part of a Teaming Arrangement.
  • Brief statement of capabilities and relevant NAICS codes
  • Point of contact's name, title and email address

This information will be shared with all other interested parties only via email!

Participation in the Interested Parties list is not a requirement to participation in the competition. Your decision to participate, or not, will not in any manner preclude you, prohibit you, restrict you, or result in unfavorable treatment concerning your future participation in the acquisition process. Nor will it in any manner aid you, advance you, increase your opportunity, or result in favorable or preferential treatment concerning your future participation in the acquisition process.

Do not include proprietary, business sensitive, or other similar types of information on this website.

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FNLCR Subcontracting Opportunities

The prime contractor operating the FNLCR offers significant subcontracting opportunities for a wide range of supplies and services. View these FNLCR subcontracting opportunities.

FNLCR Re-competition Notices & Resources

Browse the list of Notices regarding the FNLCR prime contractor competitive acquisition process.

We have resources for understanding the requirements for operation of the FNLCR FFRDC contract, as well as an archived list of prior competition notices.

Contact Us

Please email the NCI Office of Acquisitions Management and Operations Support Branch at for further information about competition to select the FNLCR prime contractor.

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