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Contracts & Acquisitions

Current RFPs/RFQs

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The NIEHS Office of Acquisitions conducts acquisitions for the services, supplies, and necessary items associated with the research and administration of NIEHS; plans and directs the business management activities of the various NIEHS programs; and provides liaison with NIH, HHS, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and other federal agencies.


Reaching Acquisitions

Current Requests for Proposals

When RFP's have been issued they are available at FedBizOps  .



Proposal Delivery Instructions

NIEHS must receive all Contract Proposals and Simplified Acquisition quotes at the prescribed location prior to the closing date and time or the proposal will be considered late!


  • Delivery by United States Postal Service or commercial carriers: send to the address listed in the solicitation.
  • Hand Delivery: deliver to the appropriate office below between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM on regularly scheduled government workdays.
    • What: All Contract Proposals and Simplified Acquisition Quotes
    • Where: guard station on the first floor of 530 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560 (Note: effective January 2009)
    • Who:
      Research Contract QuestionsStation Support Contract ProposalsSimplified Acquisitions Quotes
      Melissa Gentry
      Supervisory Contracting Officer
      Tel (919) 541-7894


      Velvet Torain
      Supervisory Contracting Officer
      Tel (919) 541-0400


      Stephen L. Cannon
      Supervisory Contracting Officer
      Tel (919) 541-0423
      Darren J. Gann
      Supervisory Contracting Officer
      Tel (919) 541-4625

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Resources and Information

Federal Business Opportunities  (Fe the point of entry for federal procurements over $25,000. The site lists the following:


  • Requests for Proposals (RFP)
  • Requests for Quotes (RFQ)
  • Sources Sought
  • Pre-Solicitation Notices
  • Public Disclosure of Justification and Approval Documents for Noncompetitive Contracts
  • Special Notices
  • Combined Synopsis
  • Award Announcements


On FedBizOpps, electronic RFPs and RFQs are set up to provide all the information necessary for a potential offeror to fully understand the requirements and the necessary steps to developing an offer. It is essential that prospective offerors obtain a complete copy of the RFP/RFQ in order to submit a proposal/quote to compete for a contract award.


NIH Contracting Information and Resources 


Small Business Information

The NIEHS actively seeks to partner with small, disadvantaged, woman-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and encourages prime contractors to establish relationships with subcontractors within these recognized federal programs. The NIEHS Small Business Manager works to counsel and assist small businesses interested in working with NIEHS.



Syvera O'Pharrow
Small Business Manager/Procurement Analyst

Tel (919) 541-0377
Fax (919) 541-5117

The Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization  of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on vendor outreach sessions, forecasts, prime and subcontracting goals, and a newsletter. HHS and NIH contacts see: 


The Small Business Administration  provides helpful information on training, events, loans, certifications, CCR database registry, size standards, prime contractors, and federal agency points of contact.



Jeff Hale
Procurement Center Representative
Small Business Administration
Office of Government Contracting, Area III
Tel (919) 541-7895
Fax (919) 541-2712


U.S. Small Business Administration Subcontracting Network 


FedBizOpps     Central Contractor Registration    NAICS      Section 508

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