On July 15, 2012, FEi Systems was chosen as one of the prime recipients by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Information Technology Assessment and Acquisition Center (NITAAC) for their Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) 8(a) & Small Business contract. CIO-SP3 is a multiple award Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) with a ceiling value of $20 billion, and it can be used by federal civilian or Department of Defence (DoD) Agencies to meet scientific, health, administrative, operational, managerial and information management requirements. It was designed to provide general IT purchases across all agencies, and it gives Government agencies a mechanism for the quick ordering of needed IT solutions and services for the best value. CIO-SP3 offers government agencies an unprecedented breadth of IT that supports the Federal Enterprise Architecture, the Federal Health Architecture, and the DoD Enterprise Architecture, and it can be used to meet the requirements of agencies with Data Center Consolidation, Cloud Computing, Health IT, Mobility, and Cybersecurity needs.
Under the NITAAC program, agencies receive an easy-to-use, secure web-based e-GOS ordering system for automated task order completion, set-aside, management, and awardee selection and notification. The customer service center is able to deliver a 1-hour response time for any contractual, technical or procedural question, and it provides 1-day turnaround on free, comprehensive SOW/SOO assessment for every task order. Finally, there is no special “Delegation of Procurement Authority” required. Meanwhile, the GWAC itself offers streamlined ordering and procedures under FAR Subpart 16.505 save time, money, and resources, while 8(a) competition allows for sole source awards without additional competition or justification under FAR Subpart 19.804-6 (b).
CIO-SP3 Small Business Contract Holders have gone through a comprehensive review process prior to award, which includes dimensions such as technical capabilities, past performance, price and cost. This enables contract officers to use simplified evaluations at the task order level, resulting in significant savings in time, money, and resources. Furthermore, ceiling rates were negotiated at the Master Contract level to be the best available, so agencies start with the most competitive rates available; however, competition will only help to lower those rates further. Finally, contract holders were rated in and awarded the contract in up to 10 different task areas, for a total of 10 years.
Under this contract, FEi Systems has the opportunity to deliver a wide range of services, including software development, digital government, outsourcing, integration services, IT operations and maintenance, and IT services for biomedical research, health sciences, and healthcare. The CIO-SP3 Hourly Rates Tables below provides information regarding the pre-negotiated, ceiling labor rates for the 6 task areas in which FEi Systems was qualified.
Contract Number: Small Business: HHSN316201200139W
Prompt Payment Terms: Net 30
Contract Number: 8(a): HHSN316201200084W
Prompt Payment Terms: Net 30
FEi Systems CIO-SP3 8(a) and Small Business Task Areas
- Task Area 1: IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences, and Healthcare
- Task Area 2: Chief Information Officer (CIO) Support
- Task Area 3: Imaging
- Task Area 4: Outsourcing
- Task Area 5: IT Operations and Maintenance
- Task Area 6: Integration Services
- Task Area 7: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Assurance
- Task Area 8: Digital Government
- Task Area 9: Enterprise Resource Planning
- Task Area 10: Software Development
For additional information about NITAAC or the CIO-SP3 Small Business Contract, please visit the NITAAC website at http://nitaac.nih.gov/nitaac/contracts/cio-sp3-small-business
For more information on FEi’s CIO-SP3 contract, please contact Glenn Donithan at firstname.lastname@example.org.