Pennsylvania Department of Health New Funding Opportunity

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is requesting applications for research on cancer diagnostics or therapeutics with commercialization potential. Please request the required forms and documentation requirements through the e-mail address below. Please note the deadline for this request is August 3, 2011

All questions regarding this RFA must be directed in writing to the Manager, Health Research Program, through email at su.ap1498206991.etat1498206991s@hcr1498206991aeser1498206991htlae1498206991h-ar1498206991 no later than 2:30 p.m. on August 3, 2011. All questions should include the specific section of the RFA about which the potential applicant is questioning. A pre-application conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on August 10, 2011 in the conference room of the Bureau of Health Statistics and Research, 6th Floor Forum Place Building, 555 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101-1914. Since facilities are limited, it is requested that you limit your representation to two individuals. Pre-registration is not required. Answers to all questions will be posted at www.emarketplace.state.pa.us. Click on ‘Solicitations’ and search for the above RFA number.

A Letter of Intent shall be submitted to the Director, Division of Contracts, Bureau of Administrative and Financial Services, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Room 824, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120-0701. The Letter of Intent shall be prepared using the Letter of Intent form provided in Part Two, Appendix H of this RFA. The Letter of Intent shall arrive in the designated room at the above address no later than 2:30 p.m. on September 7, 2011. Faxed Letters of Intent will not be accepted. If the Letter of Intent is not received using the form provided on or before this date and time, your application will not be accepted.

Please submit your application in the following format:
1. Six (6) CD-R or DVD compact disks containing an electronic copy of the following parts of the application: Appendix A – Attachment 1, Cover Page, submitted in Microsoft Word; Appendix A – Attachment 2, Research Proposal, submitted in PDF; Appendix A – Attachment 3, Commercialization Plan submitted in PDF; Appendix A – Attachment 4, Letters of Support, submitted in PDF; and Appendix C – Budget submitted in Microsoft Excel.
2. One (1) original and five (5) paper copies of the remaining parts of the application (all documents listed in Part Two of the RFA except Appendix A and Appendix C).

Your application must arrive in the designated room at the following address no later than 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

RFA # 10-07-03
Director, Division of Contracts
Bureau of Administrative and Financial Services
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Room 824, Health and Welfare Building
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120-0701

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED REGARDLESS OF THE REASON.

Please write “APPLICATION ENCLOSED RFA # 10-07-03” in large block letters on the envelope or overnight/priority mail label.

We expect that the evaluation of applications and the selection of Grantees will be completed within six months of the submission due date.

Sincerely,

Terri A. Matio
Director
Bureau of Administrative and Financial Services

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