Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 18, 2012
Atlanta-based Business Computer Applications, Inc. (BCA) has been selected as one of the companies authorized by the Department of National Institutes of Health (NIH), under an overall $20 billion program, to provide biomedical-related and health information technology (IT) services to U.S. Government agencies worldwide over the next 10 years.
The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITACC) has selected BCA as one of the small business contractors authorized to provide a variety of IT services to federal, civilian or Department of Defense agencies. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has designated NIH as an Executive Agent for all government-wide IT acquisitions.
BCA was designated as eligible to provide IT services in four categories under the small business group including IT services for biomedical research, health sciences and healthcare; IT operations and maintenance; integration services; and software development. Tasks to be performed under the contract do not have to be health-related.
The program is an effort by the federal government to eliminate separate contracting initiatives by government agencies and reduce duplication in IT procurement by providing a cooperative and coordinated acquisition program with a slate of qualified vendors. The system enables government agencies to take advantage of previously qualified contractors, contract terms and procurement conditions, without the expense and time of creating new IT procurement vehicles. Under the system, the selected vendors are eligible for bidding on specific task orders for IT services covered by the contract. The task orders may be issued by all federal agencies for IT services covered by the master contract.
This is the second major federal government award for BCA in less than two years as it was selected as a prime contractor for a major section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Information Management Services (CIMS) contract that has a total value of $5 billion to all awardees over a10 year period in October 2010. BCA has already been awarded more than $15 million in task order activity within that program to date.
“This award is further recognition of BCA’s proven technology, high quality employees and demonstrated efforts the past many years on behalf of the CDC, the Department of Defense and others,” said Albert Woodard, BCA’s chief executive officer. “Our selection is a reminder of how fortunate we are at BCA to work in a business that benefits others by making their lives better by preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting healthy lifestyles. That involvement is a prime incentive for BCA’s employees.”
BCA had to undergo a comprehensive review process prior to the award which included technical capabilities, past performance, price, and cost.
Business Computer Applications, Inc. (BCA) is a leading provider of health information technology solutions and has served hundreds of clients in public, private, and correctional healthcare. The company offers electronic medical record, practice management, financial management, scheduling, accounting, and case management information systems along with a wide range of consulting and technical services. BCA delivers solutions to healthcare providers and the public health infrastructure. For more information on BCA visit http://www.bca.us.