Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Technology Assessment and Acquisition Center (NITAAC) has awarded TCG a 10-year contract with a ceiling of $20 billion to provide health IT and other IT-related support services under its Chief Information Officer-Solutions & Partners 3 Small Business (CIO-SP3 SB) multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC). TCG was one of 79 small businesses awarded the coveted contract. CIO-SP3 SB is a sister GWAC to CIO-SP3, which NITAAC awarded earlier this year to large businesses. CIO-SP3 SB enables any Federal civilian or DoD agency to obtain a broad range of mission critical IT services from TCG.
“NIH was our very first customer and we’ve continued to provide service to them throughout our history even as we expanded to provide services to many other Federal agencies,” said TCG President Dan Turner. “So it’s particularly gratifying that NIH recognized our dedication to their mission and the value of our proposal. TCG has been growing at a rapid pace over the last several years and we look forward to utilizing CIO-SP3 SB as our go-to vehicle of choice; it will be the contract we mention first to every one of our clients, and it’s the contract through which we intend to continue to drive our future revenue growth.”
CIO-SP3 SB represents the next generation of small business competition for Federal government contracts. With flexible contract types and the ability to award in modular increments and incorporate performance-based features, CIO-SP3 SB allows for streamlined planning, acquisition and deployment of large-scale IT program requirements while leveling the playing field with more meaningful small business competition.
TCG and all other CIO-SP3 SB contract holders underwent a comprehensive review process prior to award, resulting in a set of pre-qualified vendors that government IT program managers and contracting officers can rely on. Consequently, government buyers can use simplified evaluations at the task order level, resulting in significant savings in time, money and resources.
Ceiling rates were also negotiated at the Master Contract level to be the best available so that when agencies places task orders, they are already starting with the most cost competitive rates, and competition will drive them even lower.
CIO-SP3 SB’s task areas meet most scientific, health, administrative, operational, managerial, and information management requirements. They include:
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
TCG’s award covers task areas 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 10. For more information about TCG’s CIO-SP3 SB contract go to: http://www.tcg.com/ciosp3.
TCG (http://www.tcg.com) is an award-winning small business that specializes in tailored information technology solutions and consulting services with a particular focus on grants management, collaboration platforms, and budget formulation and execution. TCG transforms information technology infrastructures and inconsistent processes to integrated environments built on reusable functionality, consistent business processes, and interoperable infrastructures. The multiple awards that TCG and its clients have received demonstrate the benefits of using best practices such as CMMI, ITIL, and PMBOK to meet complex technology and management needs.
TCG’s company goal is to save the US taxpayer $1 billion by 2016. So far the company has saved the government in excess of $265 million by automating once-costly processes, using time-saving and money-saving processes in developing code, helping the government restructure its business processes, and paying careful attention to the company’s own expenses on contracts.
About NIH and NITAAC
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) (http://www.nih.gov), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. NIH leadership plays an active role in shaping the agency's research planning, activities, and outlook.
NITAAC (http://nitaac.nih.gov/nitaac/) is the NIH’s Technology Assessment and Acquisition Center. Based on its experience and ability to leverage buying power, NITAAC was designated by the OMB as an executive agent authorized to administer government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs). These contracts were specifically designed to streamline the procurement process for information technology (IT) products and services, pursuant to Section 5112e of the Clinger Cohen Act of 1996.
NITAAC GWACs are available to all federal civilian and DoD agencies. Prices have been pre-competed and pre-negotiated for below market pricing, so customers are assured of real value in a competitive IT market. NITAAC is the only executive agent with three GWACs for products, services and solutions, enabling NITAAC to deliver a broad scope of mission critical IT with confidence.