Customer Value Partners Selected for NIH’s Risk Management Framework BPA
Tech consulting firm Customer Value Partners has received a spot on the National Institutes of Health’s multiple-award Risk Management Framework blanket purchase agreement.
Under the terms of the five-year, $86 million BPA, the Virginia-based company will provide cybersecurity risk management and authority to operate services across the NIH’s 27 institutes and centers.
Services may be procured by NIH ICs, as well as director offices and programs, to reinforce information systems, CVP said.
According to a FedHealthIT report, six contractors were selected for the BPA out of 41 bidders. The awardees include Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics Information Technology and Iron Vine Security.
Funding for the BPA will be provided by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Anirudh Kulkarni, founder and chief executive officer of CVP, said in a statement that the award reflects the strong reputation for cybersecurity that the company has built at NIH.
“This BPA, awarded as a large business, underscores our strategic growth as a leading mid-tier solutions innovator,” he added.
The RMF agreement expands CVP’s prior work with the NIH.
In 2020, the agency awarded CVP a spot on its Mission Alignment BPA, which calls for support to scientific research missions. Mission Alignment required the company to provide a wide range of services, including program and project management, system architecture and design, software development lifecycle management and cybersecurity management and training.
CVP also secured a three-year contract in 2018 to serve as NHLBI’s Information Technology and Applications Center advisory services provider. Contract work covered software and enterprise architecture, software quality assurance and cybersecurity.
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