NIH Center Releases Draft Solicitation for $40B CIO-SP4 IT Contract Vehicle

Jeff Brody

The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center issued a draft solicitation in late March for a potential 15-year, $40B follow-on IT support governmentwide acquisition contract, Bloomberg Government reported Friday.

The Chief Information Officer Solutions and Partners 4 contract will integrate a separate vehicle for small businesses and implement a self-scoring method in a two-part assessment process. The CIO-SP4 vehicle may also require vendors to secure accreditation under the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.

CIO-SP4 will be an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will provide IT services and products in the biomedical and health areas and will cover 10 task areas, including cybersecurity, software development, digital government and cloud services, digital media and IT operations and maintenance.

NITAAC will accept responses to the draft request for proposals through May 15 and expects to issue the final solicitation by December.

The agency expects to make 75 to 125 awards under the unrestricted portion and 200 to 300 under the small business track of the CIO-SP4 vehicle.

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