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HHS Awards $110M in NIH Research Support IDIQs to Axle Informatics, Dovel Subsidiary

Axle Informatics and a Dovel Technologies company have won contracts worth potentially $110M combined to provide program support for the National Institutes of Health’s intramural biomedical and clinical research initiative.

The Department of Health and Human Services said in a notice posted Friday on the beta SAM website that Dovel's Medical Science and Computing business secured a potential $105M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract under the unrestricted pool while Axle received a potential $5M IDIQ award under the vendor pool set-aside for small businesses.

According to the solicitation notice, the two Maryland-based contractors will provide “a full range of specialized, strategic, technical and operational services” for the NIH Intramural Research Program, wich covers all institute, centers and offices under the HHS component.

Contract work is also meant to help program participants throughout the research process including scientific advances and reemerging or unanticipated health threats.

HHS noted in the statement of work that contract services specifically entail assistance for program management office activities, preclinical research, clinical trials, translational functions, regulatory and compliance management and other forms of bioresearch operations.

NIH IRP encompasses 1.2K prinicipal investigators and over 6K postdoctoral fellows working on various topic areas including novel vaccines, precision medicine, imaging techniques and computational and structural biology.

MSC is a Rockville, Md.-based scientific information technology and research company while Axle is a clinical research services firm headquartered in Bethesda.

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