The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) is requesting Proposals for chemical analysis of fish tissue for the Great Lakes Fish Monitoring Program. The Great Lakes Fish Monitoring Program (GLFMP) began in 1980 as a cooperative effort by USEPA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (no longer participating), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (now the Biological Resources Division of U.S. Geological Survey), and the eight Great Lakes States, to monitor and better define the fish contaminant problem in the Great Lakes. The GLFMP currently collects data on contaminants in open water fish (Lake Trout and Walleye) and sport fish (Coho and Chinook Salmon and Rainbow Trout) from a variety of sites in the five Great Lakes.
This Request for Proposals (RFP) addresses program management, sample analysis and one broad GCMS scan or a scan for a predetermined set of analytes, GLFMP Steering Committee participation, cooperative monitoring program participation, data reporting and interpretation, and methods development (when necessary
This RFP is for a cooperative agreement totaling up to $1,750,000 over five years. The successful applicant will submit quality-assured analytical results within 10 months of receipt of samples in laboratory.
Proposals must not exceed fifteen pages in length. Pages in excess of 15 will not be evaluated in the proposal. Curriculum vitae of principal investigators and other personnel critical to the proposed work must be included as appendices and will not count as proposal pages. The deadline for all Proposals is 5:00 PM Central time, Friday evening, August 26, 2005. Decisions regarding this RFP will be made by Monday, September 26, 2005. If a successful application is selected, a final proposal and documents required for an award will be due by Friday, October 28, 2005.
Applicants should submit Proposals in Microsoft Word, Wordperfect, or as a PDF file via e-mail to Murphy.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Murphy, MPH
US Environmental Protection Agency
Great Lakes National Program Office
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-3590
phone: (312) 353-4227
fax: (312) 353-2018