The Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a ten -year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. This contract is intended to provide information technology (IT) solutions and services. These IT solutions and services include health and biomedical-related IT services to meet scientific, health, administrative, operational, managerial, and information management requirements. The contract also contains general IT services partly because medical systems are increasingly integrated within a broader IT architecture, requiring a systems approach to their implementation and a sound infrastructure for their operation.

Through this contract, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) awarded multiple contracts under which Federal government agencies can award task orders to acquire IT services. These task orders will employ various pricing arrangements such as Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP), Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF), Cost-Plus- Award-Fee (CPAF), Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee (CPIF), and Time-and-Materials (T&M), all of which are to be issued in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

NITAAC CIOSP3 Small Business Websitehttp://nitaac.nih.gov/nitaac/it-contracts-cio-sp3-small

Contract Numbers:

  • HHSN316201200170W small business
  • HHSN316201200093W 8(a)

Prompt Payment Terms:  Net 30

NITAAC Program Benefits

  • Easy-to-use, secure web-based e-GOS ordering system for automated task order competition, set-aside, management, awardee selection and notification
  • No special “Delegation of Procurement Authority” is required by NITAAC
  • Customer Support Center provides 1-hour response to any contractual, technical or procedural question
  • 1-day turnaround on free, comprehensive SOW/SOO assessment for every task order assures quality responses
  • Free training on GWACs, FAR 16, NITAAC contracts and NITAAC online ordering systems; certification
    for 2 CLPs awarded

GWAC Benefits

  • Streamlined ordering and procedures under FAR Subpart 16.505 save time, money and resources
  • 8(a) competition allows for sole source awards without additional competition or justification under FAR Subpart 19.804-6 (b)
  • Task orders placed directly by agency with end-to-end management by procuring CO
  • Task order competition drives rates even lower
  • Customized terms, conditions and labor categories easily added at the task order level