The United States Army Medical Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for genetic genotyping of blood samples from macaque monkeys. The USAMRIID Veterinary Medical Division (VMD) houses and cares for hundreds of macaques per year and will use the genotyping information to guide them in providing properly identified macaques for numerous research studies.
The contract requirements will include receiving samples, conducting genotyping to confirm country of origin and to provide USAMRIID with results and explanations. Turnaround time for results must be less than 14 days from receipt of samples using single nucleotide polymorphism assays. It is projected that USAMRIID will submit as many as 1000 samples per year at a rate of 0-200 per month with seasonal variation.
The Period of Performance for this contract will be a base year with four options years.
The procurement is being managed by United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). Full details are available under Solicitation Number: W81XWH-12-R-0041. The response deadline for proposals is May 24, 2012.