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Contracting Opportunities

The NCI Office of Acquisitions (OA) posts notices on beta.SAM.gov (formerly FBO.gov). Beta.SAM.Gov is now the authoritative location for finding contract opportunities.

The NCI OA also uses Indefinite-Quantity, Indefinite Delivery (IDIQ) and Blanket Purchasing Agreement (BPA) contract mechanisms awarded by other contracting offices government-wide.

Some examples of these types of contracting opportunities:

Contracting opportunities that are expected to exceed $15,000, but not expected to exceed the $25,000 acquisition threshold are announced through the NCI E-Bidboard. The NCI E-Bidboard is currently located at:  https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/contracts/opportunities/bidboard.

Procurement Forecasting

The Department of Health and Human Services provides a Procurement Forecast Data Repository, which is intended to inform vendors, especially small businesses, about HHS’s potential procurement opportunities prior to an official solicitation. This forecast includes information from NCI.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

The NCI OA awards many Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts each year. This program allows US-owned and operated small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has a strong potential for commercialization. The program is commonly known as America's Seed Fund and is known as one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. Note that the NCI does not award Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contracts, which are only made through grants mechanisms. Please visit NCI SBIR Development Center and NIH SBIR/STTR program for further information.

Small Business Events

Additional small business events are hosted by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services.

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