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Beta.SAM.Gov Notices

Title: Special Notice (amendment)

Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNupdate-MOSB-0000-42

Title: Update on the Re-Competition of Operations and Technical Support for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)


April 28, 2016

Title: Special Notice (amendment)

Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNDRFP-MOSB-0000-42

Title: Draft Request for Proposals (DRFP) for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR).


April 28, 2016

Title: Special Notice (Original)

Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNFNLACMeeting-MOSB-0000-42

Title: Announcement for the Frederick National Laboratory Advisory Committee (FNLAC) Meeting


March 22, 2016

Title: Sources Sought (Original) 

Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SBSS-MOSB-0000-42

Title: Operations and Technical Support for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research


 

All Updates

January 17, 2017

To provide clarification to the Amendment posted to FedBizOpps Announcement: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNupdate-MOSB-0000-42, the Government is providing the following additional information to the public.

On 30 Sep 2016, the NCI announced a suspension of the re-competition of the FFRDC contract. NCI halted its re-competition process for a deliberative assessment of its acquisition planning approach.

Since the re-competition was announced on May 27, 2015, there have been a number of significant developments for the mission of the National Cancer Institute affecting the work the FFRDC performs on behalf of NCI and other NIH institutes.

For example, the FFRDC has been rapidly responding to emerging health crises, including Ebola and Zika. The FFRDC was tasked with producing an experimental Zika vaccine for clinical trial use, a process expected to continue through the 2017 calendar year.

In December 2016, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot℠ (Cancer Moonshot). The new law authorizes $1.8 billion over seven fiscal years, beginning with FY17, for Cancer Moonshot. Another bill, also signed into law in December 2016, appropriated the first $300 million for this purpose.

NCI is carefully evaluating the ways in which Cancer Moonshot and other developments will affect how the FFRDC is mobilized and responsive to these urgent, national priorities. To that end, FFRDC operations are moving forward with a short-term, sole source contract with Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., for one year, which can be extended one year at a time up to a total of five years. The Government plans to resume the re-competition process for a long-term FFRDC contract upon award of this sole source contract, ensuring the follow-on requirement is executed using full and open competition to the fullest extent possible.


October 07, 2016

To provide clarification to the Amendment posted to FedBizOpps Announcement: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNupdate-MOSB-0000-42, the Government is providing the following additional information to the public.

In 1972, the Frederick Cancer Research Center (FCRC) began operations under the authority of The National Cancer Act of 1971. The National Science Foundation (NSF) notified the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that the FCRC was officially designated as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) in 1975. Now known as the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), the FFRDC is sponsored by the NIH through the National Cancer Institute (NCI). NCI manages, administers, monitors, funds, and is responsible for the overall use of the FFRDC. 

In May of 2016, NIH approved the continued sponsorship of the FFRDC mission for an additional 5 years, through May 2021, in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) governing FFRDC operations. This 5-year periodic review is required for all FFRDCs to ascertain the need for on-going research and comprehensively determine if that need continues to exist. All previous determinations to continue the sponsorship of the FFRDC have been approved since the FFRDC came into existence in 1975.

The present contract to operate the lab runs through Sept. 25, 2018. On 30 Sep 2016, the NCI announced a suspension of the re-competition of the FFRDC contract. NCI has halted the re-competition process for a deliberative assessment of its acquisition planning approach. Further information will be posted to FedBizOpps as it becomes available, but the operations of the lab will continue unabated and the contract re-competition will resume at a later date.   


September 30, 2016

On September 30, 2016, the Government posted an amendment to Special Notice, Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNupdate-MOSB-0000-42 entitled, "Update on the Re-Competition of Operations and Technical Support for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)." 


June 28, 2016

On June 28, 2016, the Government posted an amendment to Special Notice, Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNupdate-MOSB-0000-42 entitled, "Update on the Re-Competition of Operations and Technical Support for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)." 


April 28, 2016

On April 28, 2016, the Government posted an amendment changing the response date for comments to May 31, 2016 to Special Notice, Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNDRFP-MOSB-0000-42 entitled, "Draft Request for Proposals (DRFP) for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)". 


April 28, 2016

On April 28, 2016, the Government posted a Special Notice, Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNFNLACMeeting-MOSB-0000-42 entitled, "Announcement for the Frederick National Laboratory Advisory Committee (FNLAC) Meeting". 


 April 15, 2016

On April 15, 2016, the Government posted a Special Notice, Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNDRFP-MOSB-0000-42 entitled, "Draft Request for Proposals (DRFP) for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)". 


April 13, 2016

On April 13, 2016, the Government posted the "Current Determinations of Exceptional Circumstances" under the "Acquisition" heading of the Virtual Library and "Facilities Reference Information" under the "Facility" heading of the Virtual Library. 


March 28, 2016

On March 28, 2016, the Government posted the "FNLCR Annual Report 2014-2015" under the "Program" heading of the Virtual Library. The report is also posted at the following link: https://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/Default.aspx


March 22, 2016

On March 22, 2016, the Government posted a Special Notice, Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SBSS-MOSB-0000-42 entitled, "Operations and Technical Support for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research". 


March 18, 2016

On March 18, 2016, the Government posted a Special Notice, Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNPPCDocs-MOSB-0000-42 entitled, "Special Notice Providing Documentation from the NCI FFRDC Pre-Proposal Conference for the Re-Competition of the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center Contract for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research". 


November 24, 2015

On November 24, 2015, the Government posted an amendment providing the most recent responses to questions to Special Notice, Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNFAQ-MOSB-0000-42 (Inactive)  entitled, "Special Notice Providing Government responses to questions about the Re-Competition of Operations and Technical Support for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)." A compiled list of all questions and answers is available on our webpage at: https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/contracts/fnlcr-acquisitions/resources


November 06, 2015

On November 06, 2015, the Government posted an amendment providing the most recent responses to questions to Special Notice, Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNFAQ-MOSB-0000-42 (Inactive) entitled, "Special Notice Providing Government responses to questions about the Re-Competition of Operations and Technical Support for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)." A compiled list of all questions and answers is available on our webpage at: https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/contracts/fnlcr-acquisitions/resources


October 30, 2015

On October 30, 2015, the Government posted an amendment providing the most recent responses to questions to Special Notice, Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNFAQ-MOSB-0000-42 (Inactive) entitled, "Special Notice Providing Government responses to questions about the Re-Competition of Operations and Technical Support for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)." A compiled list of all questions and answers is available on our webpage at: https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/contracts/fnlcr-acquisitions/resources


September 27, 2015

On September 27, 2015, the Government posted a Special Notice, Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNRedactedFFRDCContract-MOSB-0000-42 entitled, "Posting of Redacted FFRDC Contract Supporting the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)". 

Please visit Beta.Sam.Gov to access the Government's notice: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNRedactedFFRDCContract-MOSB-0000-42 (Inactive).


September 14, 2015

On September 14, 2015, the Government posted a Special Notice, Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNFAQ-MOSB-0000-42 entitled, "Special Notice Providing Government responses to questions about the Re-Competition of Operations and Technical Support for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)." 

Please visit Beta.Sam.Gov to access the Government's notice: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNFAQ-MOSB-0000-42 (Inactive).


September 10, 2015

On September 10, 2015, the Government posted a Special Notice, Notice Number: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNPre-ProposalConference-MOSB-0000-42 entitled, "Special Notice Announcing the NCI FFRDC Pre-Proposal Conference for the Re-Competition of the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Contract for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)." 

Please visit Beta.Sam.Gov to access the Government's notice: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNPreProposalConference-MOSB-0000-42  (Inactive).


July 29, 2015

On July 29, 2015, the Government posted a Sources Sought, Notice No. HHS-NIH-NCI-RDSS-MOSB-0000-42 entitled, "Source Sought for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Contract for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)." 

Please visit Beta.Sam.Gov to access the Government's notice: HHS-NIH-NCI-RDSS-MOSB-0000-42 (Inactive).


July 13, 2015

On July 13, 2015, the Government posted a Special Notice, Notice No. HHS-NIH-NCI-SNBackgroundInfo-MOSB-0000-42 entitled, "Background Information Relevant to the Re-Competition of Operations and Technical Support for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)".

Please visit Beta.Sam.Gov to access the Government's notice: HHS-NIH-NCI-SNBackgroundInfo-MOSB-0000-42 (Inactive).


July 13, 2015

On July 13, 2015, the Government posted "Background Information for FFRDC Contract Re-Competition" to "Acquisition Documents" under the "Documents" tab.


May 27, 2015

On May 27, 2015, the Government posted a Special Notice, Notice No. HHS-NIH-NCI-SN-MOSB-0000-42 entitled, "Special Notice Announcing Re-competition of Operations and Technical Support for the National Cancer Institute's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)".

Please visit Beta.Sam.Gov to access the Government's notice: HHS-NIH-NCI-SN-MOSB-0000-42 (Inactive).


May 27, 2015

On May 26, 2015, the Government issued a cancellation to the FNLCR Information Day previously scheduled for June 10, 2015. A Pre-Proposal Conference has been scheduled for October 1-2, 2015. Additional information concerning Pre-Proposal Conference registration, logistics, and details will be posted as it becomes available to FedBizOpps and to the FNLCR Acquisition Portal, under "Events": http://ncioa.cancer.gov/oa-internet/fnlcr/index.html

Cancellation to Special Notice, Notice No. HHS-NIH-NCI-INFODAY-MOSB-0000-42 entitled,"NCI Hosting Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) Information Day" was posted to reflect the cancellation of the FNLCR Information Day.

Please visit Beta.Sam.Gov to access the Government's notice: HHS-NIH-NCI-INFODAY-MOSB-0000-42 (Inactive).


May 05, 2015

On May 4, 2015, the Government posted a Special Notice, Notice No. HHS-NIH-NCI-INFODAY-MOSB-0000-42 entitled," NCI Hosting Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) Information Day.

Please visit Beta.Sam.Gov to access the Government's notice: HHS-NIH-NCI-INFODAY-MOSB-0000-42 (Canceled).


April 27, 2015

On April 27, 2015, the Government posted Amendment 1 to the Request for Information, Notice No. HHS-NIH-NCI-RFI-MOSB-0000-42.

Please visit Beta.Sam.Gov to access the Government's notice: HHS-NIH-NCI-RFI-MOSB-0000-42 (Inactive)


April 23, 2015

Launched the "Interested Parties" portal to provide organizations an opportunity to post information concerning their interests and search for others interested in making a business connection in regards to the FNLCR acquisition.


April 20, 2015

Registration opened for FNLCR Information Day (scheduled for June 10, 2015).


April 20, 2015

Added a Subscription feature that allows visitors to sign up for update notifications.


April 13, 2015

Request for Information posted to FedBizOpps (retired) now Beta.SAM.gov.


April 13, 2015

FNLCR Acquisition website established

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