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R -- Characterizations of Theoretical Underpinnings and Development of Validation and Evaluation Approaches to Topic Mapping at the National Institutes of Health Grants

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Notice Type
541690 — Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Contracting Office
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Station Support/Simplified Acquisitions, 31 Center Drive, Room 1B59, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892
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Point of Contact
Susan Nsangou, Phone: 3014432104
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This is a notice of intent, not a request for a proposal. A solicitation document will not be issued and proposals will not be requested. National Institute on Drug Abuse, Office of Acquisitions- Neurosciences, Station Support/Simplified Acquisition, on behalf of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with the TopicSeek LLC, 22 Russell Court, Irvine, California for the analysis of theoretical basis of topic mapping in order to validate and optimize the approach. Topicseek LLC will further characterize its theoretical underpinnings and to develop validation and evaluation approaches for this method. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), an Institute within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently funded a research categorization tool that uses Topic Modeling to perform text-based categorization of NIH grants, and a large scale graphing algorithm to display these them on a map organized spatially into their best-fit categories. This interactive tool is available to the public at http://www.nihmaps.org/. Because of the nature of this analysis, the Institute seeks to employ the services of Topicseek LLC to further characterize its theoretical underpinnings and to develop validation and evaluation approaches for this method. TopicSeek LLC has served as a subcontractor in a prior NINDS requirement. The services as stated above are still required by the NINDS. TopicSeek LLC had already initiated analyses. The acquisition is being conducted under simplified acquisition using FAR 13 procedures and is exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6, Competition Requirement. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. Interested parties may identify their interest and capabilities in response to this synopsis. The determination by the Government not to compete the proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely with the discretion of the Government. Period of performance is 12 months with the option for an additional 12 month period. Comments to this announcement, referencing synopsis number NOI1694734 may be submitted to the NIDA, Station Support/Simplified Acquisition Branch, 31 Center Drive, Bldg 31, Room 1B59, Bethesda, MD 20892-2080, and Attention: Susan A. Nsangou, Contracting Officer.
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