Contracts and Small Business

NCI uses contract mechanisms to procure cancer research services and other resources. Contracts are used when the principal purpose of the transaction is to acquire a specific service or end-product for the direct benefit of, or use by, the NCI. Research and development (R&D) contracts are used for projects that are undertaken in response to NCI requests for proposals (RFPs).

NCI’s Office of Acquisitions
Negotiates, awards, and administers contracts and simplified acquisitions in support of the NCI’s mission.

SBIR/STTR contracts
Small Business Innovation contract is issued once a year, normally around the fall, and has a single receipt date. Contract solicitations are accepted only if they respond directly to a research topic within the SBIR contract solicitation.