The Chief Information Officer–Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) is a 10-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract managed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Information Technology Acquisitions and Assessment Center (NITAAC).

This contract is designed to permit the Institutes and Centers (IC) of NIH, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and all other Federal agencies to acquire a wide range of information technology (IT) solutions and services as defined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101(b), and further clarified in the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. 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 streamlined ordering of required IT solutions and services at equitable and reasonable prices.

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VariQ can perform work under the following task areas:

  • Task Area 1 – IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences, and Healthcare. The objective of this task area is to support Biomedical Research, Health Sciences and Healthcare by performing studies and analyses, and providing operational, technical, and maintenance services for the systems, subsystems, and equipment, some of which interface with, and are extensions to, information systems throughout the federal government.
  • Task Area 4 – Outsourcing. The objective of this task area is to provide the IT infrastructure and IT services required to assume management and operations of government IT resources and IT business functions.
  • Task Area 5 – IT Operations and Maintenance. The objective of this task area is to support the operations and maintenance of IT systems, keeping IT systems viable with supported vendor releases or off-the-shelf products associated with mainframes, client/server, web-based applications, and networking.
  • Task Area 8 – Digital Government. The objective of this task area is to support government services that are provided through digital means, creating transparent interaction between government and citizens (Government-to-Citizens: G2C), government and business enterprises (Government-to-Businesses: G2B), and interagency relationships (Government-to-Government: G2G).
  • Task Area 10 – Software Development. The objective of this task area is to develop customized software applications, database applications, and other solutions not available in off-the-shelf modular software applications.

Small Business Contract HHSN316201600007W:

HUBZone Contract HHSN316201600008W:

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Contract Information

  • Contract No. (SB)
  • Contract No. (HUBZone)
  • Program Ceiling
    $20 Billion
  • Contract PoP
    04/01/2016 - 10/31/2022
  • Type of Task Orders
  • CIO-SP3 Small Business Website
  • Company Contacts
    Brian Edwards, CIO-SP3 Program Manager • (202) 808-7336
  • Company Address
    2600 Tower Oaks Blvd. Suite 300
    Rockville, MD 20852

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