On May 11, 2020, Innovate! Inc. 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) Small Business contract. In addition, Innovate! is currently an 8(a) contract holder on the vehicle which allows clients to sole source awards without additional competition or justification under FAR Subpart 19.804-6 (b).
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 offers streamlined ordering and procedures under FAR Subpart 16.505 save time, money, and resources.
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.
For information, please visit Innovate’s CIO-SP3 page or reach out to our team: CIO-SP3@innovateteam.com