NIH Office Planning Potential $10B IT Contract

ITphotoA National Institutes of Health office has issued a draft solicitation for a potential $10 billion contract, through which vendors will provide agencies information technology products, Washington Technology reports.

Mark Hoover reports the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center intends for agencies to use the products for health and life sciences research, among other areas.

The potential 10-year Chief Information Officer-Commodity Solutions follow-on vehicle is scheduled for award Nov. 26, according to the report.

Vendors will use both on-premise and public clouds to deploy products and services for health and biotechnical research, cybersecurity, end user devices and IT infrastructure.

NITAAC awarded a potential $20 billion IT services contract in May 2012 for use by all defense and civilian agencies.

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