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Contract Number: 75N98119D00062
Contract Type/Set-aside: 8(a) Small Business
Contract Period: 7/11/2019 – 6/29/2022
Contract Ceiling: $20B
Task Order Types: BPA, T&M, FFP, Cost Plus type task orders
Task Order Duration: Up to 5 years
Point of Contact: Mr. Felix Martin
Email: cio-sp3@karthikconsulting.com
KC DUNS: 828199880
NITAAC Website:  https://nitaac.nih.gov/services/cio-sp3

About CIO-SP3

The Chief Information Officer–Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a ten (10) year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. This contract is designed to permit the Institutes and Centers (ICs) of NIH, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and all other federal agencies to acquire a wide range of IT services and solutions, both commercial and non-commercial (as referenced in FAR 2.101). These IT services include, but are not limited to, 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, 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. Ten task areas constitute the technical scope of this contract:

  • 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

*Task areas not covered under this prime contract.

Except for Task Areas 3, 4, and 9, Karthik Consulting’s prime contract includes the remaining 7 task areas listed above.

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. A comprehensive, but not limited, sampling of work to be performed under this task area is shown below:

  1. Health Sciences Informatic and Computational Services
  2. Health Communication Support Services and Enhancements to Facilitate Integration and Data Exchange at the Federal, State, and Local Level
  3. Integration of Health Systems Across Federal Agencies and Public and Private Healthcare Systems
  4. Modernization and Enhancement of Existing Health IT Legacy Systems
  5. Automation of Administrative and Clinical Processes
  6. Biomedical Information Services
  7. Biomedical Modeling, Visualization, and Simulation
  8. Biosurveillance and Disease Management Support
  9. Scientific Computing Services
  10. IT Clinical Support Services
  11. Telemedicine (e.g., mobile health/mHealth)
  12. Healthcare Payment Processes and Fraud and Abuse in Medical Claims
  13. Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Include IT Support for Epidemic and Bio-Terrorism Simulations, Emergency Response Training, Exercise Support, etc.
  14. Security of Healthcare and Biomedical Research Systems
  15. IT Service Management
  16. Healthcare Systems Studies
  17. Natural Language Processing Software and Services (Biology/Medicine Focus)
  18. Medical Computer-based Training
  19. Standards Development for Health IT Services

Task Area 2 - Chief Information Officer (CIO) Support

The objective of this task area is to support Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in implementing laws, regulations, and polices and to facilitate evolving CIO practices. A comprehensive, but not limited, sampling of work to be performed under this task area is shown below:

  1. IT Governance Process Development and Management
  2. Workforce Management
  3. Capital Planning and Investment Control Support
  4. Independent Verification and Validation
  5. Agency Information Technology Architecture Support
  6. IT Portfolio Analysis
  7. Risk Management
  8. Program Analyses and Implementation (including Business Cases Analysis, Cost/Benefit Analysis and Cost Effectiveness Analyses)
  9. IT Organizational Development
  10. Program Management Office Support
  11. Advisory and Assistance Services
  12. FEA Alignment Support Services
  13. Market Research

Task Area 5 - IT Operations and Maintenance

The objective of this task area is to support the operation and maintenance of IT systems, keeping IT systems viable with supported vendor releases or off-the-shelf applications software upgrades. Operations and maintenance on IT systems shall include all software and hardware associated with mainframes, client/server, web-based applications, and networking. A comprehensive, but not limited, sampling of work to be performed under this task area is shown below:

  1. Operational Support
  2. Software Maintenance and Upgrades
  3. Telecommunications Maintenance (Data, Voice, Images, including Wireless)
  4. Infrastructure Management Services (IMS)
  5. Configuration Management
  6. Network/Hardware Support
  7. Help Desk/IT Support
  8. Resource Management
  9. Backup and Recovery Management
  10. Installation, Configuration, and Tuning
  11. Electronic Software Licensing Services including license: deployment, management, tracking,
  12. upgrading, etc.
  13. System Management
  14. IT Training
  15. IT Operation and Maintenance Planning
  16. Data Quality Management
  17. Transformation Services
  18. Continual Service Improvement
  19. Balanced Scorecard for Operations
  20. IT Infrastructure Optimization

Task Area 6 - Integration Services

The objective of this task area is to support the development and deployment of integrated information systems, which includes the integration of technical components, information technology components, organizational components and documentation. Integration projects can support a wide range of agency functions. In the healthcare and research domain, medical imaging systems, patient management systems, clinical management systems, and laboratory management systems are often provided via integration of commercial components with existing infrastructure. A comprehensive, but not limited, sampling of work to be performed under this task area is shown below:

  1. Infrastructure Engineering, Development, Implementation, Integration
  2. Enterprise Application Integration
  3. Gap Analysis and Benchmarking
  4. Data Migration and Integration
  5. Open Source Integration
  6. Enterprise Data Management
  7. Collaboration Tools
  8. Business Process Reengineering
  9. Test and Evaluation Services
  10. Financial Analysis
  11. Feasibility Studies
  12. Requirements Analysis
  13. System Design Alternative (SDA) Studies
  14. Systems Engineering
  15. Architecture Validation and Verification
  16. Risk Assessment
  17. Acquisition Support

Task Area 7 - Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Assurance

The objective of this task area is to support the protection of critical infrastructure, assurance of agency information, and operations that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring confidentiality, integrity, availability, accountability, restoration, authentication, non-repudiation, protection, detection, monitoring, and event react capabilities. A comprehensive, but not limited, sampling of work to be performed under this task area is shown below:

  1. Cyber Security
  2. Critical Infrastructure Asset Identification and Configuration Management Databases
  3. Information Assurance of Critical Infrastructure
  4. Risk Management (Vulnerability Assessment and Threat Identification)
  5. Facility Protection Planning
  6. Information Systems Security
  7. Security Operations Center Development and Operations Management
  8. Application Security
  9. Disaster Recovery
  10. Critical Infrastructure Continuity and Contingency Planning
  11. Incident Response Planning and Execution
  12. Security Certification and Accreditation
  13. Training and Awareness Programs
  14. Exercises and Simulation
  15. Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Support
  16. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Implementation Support
  17. Cryptographic Support and Services
  18. Record Management
  19. Public Key Infrastructure
  20. Trusted Internet Connections implementation
  21. Security Review and Analysis of Automated Information Systems
  22. Identity Management and Assurance
  23. Intelligent, Automated Data Collection and Analysis
  24. IT Forensics and eDiscovery

Task Area 8 – Digital Government

The objective of this task area is to support government services that are provided through digital, electronic means, creating a transparent interaction between government and citizens (G2C – government-to-citizens), government and business enterprises (G2B – government-to-business enterprises) and government interagency relationships (G2G - government-to-government). A comprehensive, but not limited, sampling of work to be performed under this task area is shown below:

  1. Data Warehousing and Data Mining
  2. Business Intelligence
  3. Web Development and Support
  4. Electronic Commerce and Electronic Data Interchange
  5. Customer Relationship Management
  6. Knowledge Management (IT-based sharing/storing of agency individuals’ knowledge)
  7. IT –Enhanced Public Relations
  8. IT Strategic Planning
  9. Records/Document Management
  10. Business-to-Government (B2G) Solutions
  11. Communications Management
  12. Accessibility Services (508 and 504 compliance)
  13. Automated Abstraction, Taxonomies, and Ontologies
  14. Deep web and federated searching
  15. Computational linguistics and machine-based translation
  16. Telecommuting Support Services
  17. Interactive Marketing

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. A comprehensive, but not limited, sampling of work to be performed under this task area is shown below:

  1. Requirements Analysis, Design, Coding, and Testing
  2. Production Deployment
  3. Application Prototyping
  4. Multimedia Software for Patient/Staff Education
  5. Program Evaluation Software
  6. Administrative and General Decision Support Software
  7. Business Intelligence and Analytics
  8. GIS-Enhanced Planning and Program Evaluation Software
  9. Web 2.0 Development and Management
  10. Database Development and Management
  11. Clinical Protocol and Quality Assurance Decision Support Software

Features

  • Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)
  • Pre-negotiated government and contractor site multi-year ceiling labor rates for over 100 labor categories
  • Compliant with federal cybersecurity guidelines
  • Cost Plus, T&M, and FFP Task orders and blanket purchase agreements (BPAs)
  • Addition of incidental items
  • Meets security mandates and guidelines

Benefits

  • Increases the speed for the government to buy from industry partners
  • No Further Competition
  • No Dollar Ceiling
  • No Fair/Reasonable Price Determination
  • Direct Supplier Relationship
  • No Terms and Conditions Negotiation
  • Price Renegotiation
  • Helps Fulfill Set-Aside Requirements
  • Low (0.55%) Contract Access Fee (CAF)