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Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research Acquisitions

Advanced Technology Research Facility.

Credit: National Cancer Institute

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. 

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.


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 BetaSam, and information there takes precedence over what is posted here. It is cross-posted here for your convenience.


Coming Up Next

  • April 8th, Industry Day
  • Spring 2021, Draft Request for Proposals
  • Fall/Winter 2021, Request for Proposals



NCI's FFRDC Industry Day is April 8, 2021 from 9:00am - 6:00pm Eastern. Learn more about the FNLCR a this is a virtual event at, and register up to seven attendees from your organization.


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 BetaSam Notices & Resources

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

We have resources for understanding the requirements for operation of the FNLCR FFRDC contract.


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.