NITAAC launches the long-awaited $ 50 billion CIO-SP4 RFP
The Center for the Acquisition and Evaluation of Information Technologies of the National Institutes of Health (NITAAC) has published its long-awaited call for proposals for the CIO Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) contract vehicle.
CIO-SP4 is a $ 50 billion, indefinite delivery contract designed to support the acquisition of IT solutions and services in 10 areas of work, including cybersecurity, software development, and IT services for biomedical research, health sciences and health care, among others. The new contract vehicle replaces CIO-SP3.
“CIO-SP4 builds on the success of CIO-SP3 and takes into account several lessons learned that we believe will enhance the experience of our federal agency clients and contract holders,” said NITAAC Acting Director , Brian Goodger. “We are excited about the possibility that CIO-SP4 has of revolutionizing the way agencies acquire IT.”
The new vehicle will offer a consolidated format with expanded opportunities for agencies and contractors. According to CIO-SP4, small businesses will have access to all contractual opportunities, while suppliers will be provided with additional material to evaluate various companies and contractor technologies.
Goodger told FCW in an interview last year that the COVID-19 pandemic had not affected the capabilities to relate to the industry around a draft RFP for CIO-SP4. However, the official RFP was not published in December 2020, as NITAAC had initially planned, as it faced several delays.
The CIO-SP4 application seeks proposals from potential bidders “as of” June 28th.
Chris Riotta is an FCW staff writer covering technology and public procurement policy. Chris joined FCW after covering American politics for three years at The Independent. He earned his master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he served as president of the 2021 class.