About the NITAAC CIO-SP3 Contract
Welcome to the next generation of IT acquisition.
This contract is intended to provide IT solutions and services as defined in FAR 2.101(b) and further clarified in the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. NITAAC intends to award multiple IDIQ contracts for acquiring a wide range of IT services and solutions for the Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the NIH, for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and for all other federal agencies. These IT services include health, health science and biomedical-related IT services to meet scientific, health, administrative, operational, managerial, and information management requirements. The contract also contains general IT services partly because healthcare systems are increasingly integrated within a broader IT architecture, requiring a systems approach to their implementation and a sound infrastructure for their operation. The focus of this contract is to provide to government agencies a mechanism for quick ordering of needed IT solutions and services at equitable and reasonable prices, to give qualified small businesses a greater opportunity to participate in these requirements, and as a result, give government agencies a mechanism to help meet their socio-economic contracting goals.
The task areas included in the contract, in particular the Task Area 1, "IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences and Healthcare," support and provide consistency with the accountability goals of the Federal Health Architecture (FHA), whereby federal agencies are to coordinate effective capital planning activities and invest in and implement interoperable health IT.
The task areas included in the contract are also designed to support the IT services described in the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA). Several examples follow:
- Task Area 2 (Article C.2.2), Chief Information Officer (CIO) Support can be used to develop and maintain agency enterprise architectures, in support of the FEA.
- For inherently IT components of the FEA, CIO-SP3 Small Business includes task areas that directly address those components. For example, the FEA includes document management as a digital asset service in the Service Reference Model (SRM) that can be addressed through Task Area 8 (Article C.2.8), Digital Government.
- For non-IT components of the FEA, the contract includes task areas that support the automation of those components. For example, supply chain management is a business management service in the SRM. Task Area 9 (Article C.2.9), Enterprise Resource Planning includes the services needed to automate supply chain management.
- Several FEA components provide support for the execution of IT functions, e.g., customer relationship management, a customer service in the SRM. These components can be supported through Task Area 4 (Article C.2.4), Outsourcing and Task Area 5 (Article C.2.5), IT Operations and Maintenance (O&M).
- The FEA Technical Reference Model (TRM) includes standards and technology that would be selected and integrated into systems under specific task orders. For example, web servers are a delivery server in the TRM that could be selected and installed as part of Digital Government task area. In general, all task areas ultimately to be awarded under the contract must be compatible with the agency architecture defined by the agency's TRM. The standards and technology of the TRM will always be incorporated into the systems that are planned and developed under task orders awarded under the contract.
- The contract can be used to award task orders that support the Performance Reference Model (PRM) by collecting agency metrics affected by the task. All task areas involve collecting applicable data for the PRM measurement category of Information and Technology Management. Task orders can also support the automation, collection, and evaluation of non-IT measurement areas. C-2
- The contract can be used to award task orders that require contractors to provide services that plan, implement and manage data defined in an agency's Data Reference Model (DRM).
This Statement of Work (SOW) is intended to outline the general requirements required of contractors under the contract. Specific details of task assignments, deliverables, documentation, training, applicable government/department/industry standards, etc., will be provided within individual task orders.
The contractor, acting as an independent contractor and not as an agent of the government, shall furnish all materials, personnel, facilities, support and management necessary to provide the services and solutions as set forth below in accordance with the Statement of Work. The geographic scope of this requirement includes the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS).
Payment Terms are NET 30 DAYS.