Herbalist weighs dried herbs.
Graves Fowler, Gaithersburg, Md., is the incumbent.
The RFP says the federal agency expects to award a contract to a single firm for the entire scope of work.
NCCAM’s purview ranges from research on treatments like acupuncture and meditation to medicine like probiotics and herbal/botanical remedies with a goal of presenting safety and utility reviews of such alternatives to the public. Its 2010 fiscal year budget was $128.8M.
The resulting year-long contract contains five option years.
Proposals are due Aug. 10. RFP documents can be downloaded here.