NITAAC Rescinds CIO-SP3 Small Business Stop Work Order

As of January 26, 2021, NITAAC rescinded the stop work order on the Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business category enabling Innovate! Inc. to perform work as a prime contractor under the vehicle.  CIO-SP3 is multiple award Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Information Technology Assessment and Acquisition Center (NITAAC). In addition, Innovate! is currently an 8(a)-contract holder on the vehicle. Innovate services all ten (10) task areas of this vehicle, optimizing customer access and use of CIO-SP3. 

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. Highlights of CIO-SP3 include:

  • Ceiling value of $20 billion, and it can be used by federal civilian or Department of Defense (DoD) Agencies to meet scientific, health, administrative, operational, managerial and information management requirements.
  • Easy-to-use, secure web-based e-GOS ordering system for automated task order completion, set-aside, management, and awardee selection and notification.
  • NITAAC customer service center can 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.
  • No special “Delegation of Procurement Authority” required.
  • Streamlined ordering and procedures under FAR Subpart 16.505 save time, money, and resources.
  • Simplified evaluations at the task order level, resulting in significant savings in time, money, and resources.
  • 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.
  • Innovate was awarded all 10 task areas for optimal access to our clients.

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 can 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.

For details, please visit Innovate’s CIO-SP3 page or reach out to our team: CIO-SP3@innovateteam.com.

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