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NITAAC Releases Final Solicitation for CIO-SP4 Contract


NITAAC Releases Final Solicitation for CIO-SP4 Contract

The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center is soliciting offers for the Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 4 contract, with bids due June 28.

CIO-SP4 is a potential 10-year, $50 billion governmentwide acquisition contract that covers general information technology solutions related to health, scientific, administrative, operational, managerial, and information systems requirements, according to a solicitation posted on SAM .gov.

Under CIO-SP4, companies can compete for task orders spanning 10 task areas, including CIO support, digital media, outsourcing, integration services, cybersecurity, enterprise resource planning, software development and IT services for biomedical research, health sciences and health care.

All federal agencies can purchase tools and services under the contract.

Specific language in the solicitation indicates that task orders valued below $1.3 million will be automatically and exclusively set-aside for small businesses. In addition, CIO-SP4 contractors providing services to the Department of Defense will be required to obtain Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

Brian Goodger, NITAAC acting director, said in a statement that federal agencies with IT needs can still procure services off of the preceding CIO-SP3 contract.

According to Goodger, CIO-SP3 has ample ceiling room and awards that can be issued before its expiration in May 2022. 

CIO-SP3 is only slightly different from the upcoming GWAC. While the preceding contract does not have designated sections for digital media and cybersecurity, it covers the areas of imaging and critical infrastructure protection and information assurance.

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