CIO-SP3 Small Business

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business is a ten-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) for information technology (IT) services and solutions. CIO-SP3 Small Business provides IT services, for both commercial and non-commercial items, across ten task areas and uses NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center’s (NITAAC’s) streamlined ordering procedures giving government buyers unprecedented access to the IT services and solutions needed today for mission success tomorrow.

Benefits of Using CIO-SP3 Small Business

  • NITAAC’s CIO-SP3 Small Business contract can be used by any federal agency for faster, easier procurement
  • Easy-to-use online ordering systems for task order competition and management based on FAR Subpart 16.505
  • No special “Delegation of Procurement Authority” is needed
  • Support from the NITAAC Customer Support Center
  • Free comprehensive assessment of requirements within 24 hours
  • Task orders for services/solutions can be awarded in 30 days or less
  • Delivery orders for products/related services can be awarded in 1-3 days
  • Competitive, pre-negotiated price for services/solutions

Contract Scope 

This GWAC is intended to cover any IT solution, and is designed for maximum flexibility. If a customer is unsure under which task area(s) their requirement falls, NITAAC will provide assistance in making the determination.

Task Area 1: IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences, and Healthcare
Task Area 2: Chief Information Officer (CIO) Support
Task Area 3: Imaging
Task Area 4: Outsourcing
Task Area 5: IT Operations and Maintenance
Task Area 6: Integration Services
Task Area 7: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Assurance
Task Area 8: Digital Government
Task Area 9: Enterprise Resource Planning
Task Area 10: Software Development

Contract #:


Period of Performance:

May 11, 2020 through October 30, 2023. (Task Orders may extend up to five years beyond the end of the ordering period.)


$20 billion

Contract types:

Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP), Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF), Cost-Plus-Award-Fee (CPAF), Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee (CPIF), and Time-and-Materials (T&M)

CIO-SP3 Small Business Program Manager:

Charlie Doyle
703-942-5800 x330

Business Development Lead:

Marcie Cheney
703-942-5800 x329

For more information about CIO-SP3 Small Business, please visit the NITAAC government website.