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ODS requests proposals for analytical methods validation

Last updated on 29-Jun-2011 at 13:33 GMT2011-06-29T13:33:49Z

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is requesting proposals for "Analytical Methods Development, Optimization, and Validation: Dietary Supplement Constituents".

According to the initial synopsis , ODS “intends to solicit, negotiate, and award a contract on a competitive basis for the planning, coordination, management, and conduct of a series of laboratory studies that lead to the development and dissemination of AOAC International (AOAC) Official Methods of Analysis (OMA).

“The OMA are needed in the study of dietary supplements, are recognized in courts of law, are often developed for regulatory purposes, and serve to create consensus standards that promote international trade.

“The main objective of the contract will be to provide the ODS, NIH and its stakeholders with accurate, reliable, practical, validated, and published chemical analytical methods for selected dietary supplements as directed by the ODS and informed by the AOAC process.”

Proposals should be sent by July 28, 2011 via FedBizOpps .

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