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It’s Time the Media Watchdogs Get It Right


Sr Acquisition Consultant

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On behalf of the team at NITAAC, let me be the first to wish you a Happy New Year! As we usher in 2023, I know there is a lot of anticipation about the Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). CIO-SP4 has been in the news lately, but unfortunately much of the press has covered the procurement with some incorrect information. Nevertheless, we continue to strive to serve our customers—federal information technology (IT) employees, who have IT requirements with tax-payer dollars, to support their agency missions and be a resource with numerous acquisition solutions for them to consider.

Although it is still very much an active procurement, and I can’t comment on the specifics or answer many of the questions I am sure you might have, I did want to take this time to assure you of one thing — CIO-SP4 will be a viable GWAC and a trusted resource for federal agencies. We are steadfastly working to bring this next great IT vehicle to market. The $50 billion GWAC will focus on enabling emerging technologies in IT — such as blockchain, cybersecurity technologies, agile software development and “as-a-service-solutions" — as well as reducing administrative burden on the competitive process behind the GWAC.

CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business Extended to 4/29/23 to Ensure No Lapse in Service

In the meantime, I wanted to assure our agency customers that while we await the arrival of CIO-SP4, there will be continuous coverage for those who use our contracting vehicles. To ensure there is no break in service during the award of CIO-SP4, NITAAC has extended the CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business GWACs through 4/29/23.

The CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business GWACs offer everything IT with services and solutions across ten Task Areas, ranging from biomedical research to software development.  Whatever your IT requirements, our GWACs can help. CIO-SP3 is an excellent choice for agencies looking to develop innovative solutions based on cutting-edge technology. The GWAC includes 137 different labor categories (and more can be added at the task order level) and supports every contract type in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

From IT modernization to cyber to software to Health IT, the CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business GWACs offer a variety of options to help you meet your most pressing IT needs. Direct orders easily can be made through NITAAC’s secure, online ordering and competition management system known as e-GOS (the Electronic Government Ordering System).

What’s more, the CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC features a wide variety of leading small business innovators and can be used by any federal agency, civilian or DoD, to fulfill information technology requirements and meet socioeconomic goals such as HUBZone, 8(a), Woman-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, and Small Business.

Don’t Wait — Place Your Orders Today

The future of CIO-SP4 is promising but please remember, you do not have to wait on CIO-SP4 to conduct your acquisitions with NITAAC. CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business are both options that you can exercise today to meet your critical IT missions.

The Future is Now

For twenty-six years, NITAAC has been a trusted source for federal IT procurement. As we look to the next chapter in our GWAC history, we plan to continue serving as the premier option for federal IT needs.

As always, if you have questions, feel free to reach out to us at NITAACsupport@nih.gov, or contact NITAAC Customer Support at 888.773.6542

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