Saturday, January 7, 2012

HHS Releases Solicitation

HHS is awarding a total small business set-aside to acquire a “Software-as-a-Service” (SaaS) System to support data modeling and simulation involving health and healthcare. The system will support research, analysis, and evaluation in a wide variety of applications across HHS.

In addition, the contract will supply materials, training, and education in the use of the technology. Also, additional capabilities will require consultations and ways to adapt the system to meet specialized needs.

Across the operating and staff divisions of HHS, there is a growing need to analyze research and policy issues. There is a need for HHS to have access to existing modeling and simulation systems to be able to evaluate variables related to disease conditions, healthcare settings, medical product interventions, and in other areas.

The use of modeling and simulation software will enable improved capability and reliability of results from the research and analysis efforts. The insights gained from the use of modeling and simulation may be used in policy formulation, design of research projects, support new hypothesis generation, promote construction of new analytic frameworks, inform survey design, plus there are other applications.

The solicitation “Health Data Modeling and Simulation Software as a Service”(#12-233-SOL-00090) published December 29, 2011 will be a single award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity firm fixed price contract valued at $5,000,000. The due date for proposals is January 16, 2012.

For information, email the primary contact Wendy C. Cruz at or call (301) 443-3086.