Sunday, October 31, 2010

NIH Issues RFP

Recently, NIH’s Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) issued RFP (NIHJT2010002) for the new Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners (CIO-SP3) Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) that includes a set-aside for small businesses.

This GWAC is the successor to NIH’s current (CIO-SP2i) and the Image World 2 New Dimensions GWACs which will expire in December 2010. This successor GWAC was put in place to support government IT efforts with a focus on health and biomedical-related IT services.

The NAICS code for this procurement is (541512) with a size standard of $25 million. This procurement has been issued as a total small business set-aside with further set-asides for Section 8(a) vendors, HUBZ vendors, and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

The specific task areas listed in the RFP are:

• IT services for biomedical research, health sciences, and healthcare
• Chief Information Officer support
• Imaging
• Outsourcing
• IT operations and maintenance
• Integration services
• Critical infrastructure protection and information assurance
• Digital government
• Enterprise resource management
• Software development

To download the solicitation due by January 14, 2011, go to HHS at for the solicitation released October 26, 2010. For background information on the solicitation, go to the September 17, 2010 “Federal Telemedicine News” article “NIH Issues RFP” and to the August 24, 2010 article “NIH Issues Pre-Solicitation Notice” at

For more information, contact Ed Wigus, Contracting Officer at or call (301) 402-8360.