WHY ATTEND BARDA INDUSTRY DAY "CONTRACTING FOR COUNTERMEASURES" 2012
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the Office of Acquisitions Management, Contracts and Grants (AMCG), components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), will host a forum for Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Stakeholders to learn about U.S. Government medical countermeasure requirements, interact with BARDA and AMCG staff, and network with private sector colleagues working in this space.
BARDA supports the advanced research, development, manufacturing, acquisition, and stockpiling of medical countermeasures (drugs, biological therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, and non-pharmaceutical countermeasures) against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) WMD threats, pandemic influenza, and emerging infectious diseases.
Conference participants will learn about:
- BARDA's strategy, goals, and areas of interest
- Roles and responsibilities of BARDA, AMCG, and Contractors in contract administration and performance
- Enabling core capabilities that BARDA provides to support product development
- New initiatives designed to address the challenges associated with developing medical countermeasures
- Opportunities to develop medical countermeasures for both government and commercial markets
Day one will introduce BARDA programs and core services and include special sessions on the development of new antimicrobials and on the development of medical countermeasures for pediatric and other special populations.
Day two will include an Interactive Workshop on the U.S. Government Contracting Process that will provide participants insight into how the U.S. Government determines and establishes its requirements, develops solicitations, evaluates proposals, issues awards, and administers contracts.
Conference participants may also request one-on-one meetings with BARDA Program Staff and/or AMCG Contracting Officers (meetings will take place on day three). Requests for such meetings should be submitted at the time of registration for the conference.
Conference registration is now available at www.medicalcountermeasures.gov.