Cognitive Processes

Agency: Department of the Army
State: Maryland
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • A - Research and development
Posted Date: Sep 19, 2017
Due Date: Oct 2, 2017
Solicitation No: W81XWH-17-0078
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Solicitation Number :
W81XWH-17-0078
Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Sep 19, 2017 10:57 am
This Request for Information (RFI) / Sources Sought (SS) Notice is for market research, information and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) or the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA).

This requirement is a follow-on to a previously awarded contract, W81XWH-15-P-0339 awarded to the University of Notre Dame, Office of Research, on 25 August 2015, under NAICS 541712.


This requirement is for the procurement of technical expertise necessary to investigate cognitive process markers underlying stress-related manifestation of symptoms, as well as the efficacy of methods designed to target modification of these markers in a resilience-promoting fashion. The Contractor shall conduct a series of studies that specifically target cognitive processes and their modification their association with stress-related symptoms using a combination of laboratory and field studies. Data derived from these studies will be analyzed to determine whether these markers predict symptoms responses to stress, and whether modification of identified markers can be used to mitigate stress-related symptom manifestation. Finally, tools that show efficacy in these preliminary studies will be provided to the Army for testing among Soldiers in operational units. The work for this requirement will be performed at the Contractor's site.


This announcement is not a formal solicitation and is not a request for proposal. No contract will be awarded from this announcement. No reimbursement will be made of any costs to provide information in response to this announcement or any follow up information requests. Availability of any formal solicitation will be announced under a separate announcement. This synopsis is for market research, information and planning purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government. Each response must reference the sources sought title. All proprietary information should be marked as such.


Responses will be held confidential if requested. Please submit capability statements to USAMRAA, Attn: Kandy Clark. Capability Statements shall be emailed to: kandy.b.clark.civ@mail.mil. Responses must be received no later than 2 October 2017.


Contracting Office Address :
Attn: MCMR-AAA
820 Chandler Street
Frederick, MD 21702-5014, Maryland 21702-5014
United States
Place of Performance :
US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, ATTN: MCMR-AAA, 820 Chandler Street,
Frederick, Maryland 21702-5014
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Kandy B. Clark,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 3016192093

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