The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition Assessment Center (NITAAC) runs three government-wide acquisition contracts, is one of three providers of governmentwide strategic solutions (GSS) for laptops, desktops and accessories under the category management initiative, and provides assisted acquisition services. Over the last decade, NITAAC awarded more than $35 billion in task and delivery orders. In 2021, NITAAC is running the competition for CIO-SP4, which is the next generation GWAC for IT services and software. The 10-year contract has a $50 billion ceiling per awardee and should be awarded in early calendar year 2022.
Federal News Network discussed the latest trends and opportunities in federal contracting with NITAAC acting director and associate director for the office of logistics and acquisition operations at NIH Brian Goodger, NITAAC deputy director Ricky Clark and Erin Flynn Pacifico, a contracting officer on NITAAC assisted acquisitions.