About CIO-SP3

The Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a ten (10) year Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. This contract is intended to provide information technology (IT) solutions and services. These IT solutions and services include health 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 medical systems are increasingly integrated within a broader IT architecture, requiring a systems approach to their implementation and a sound infrastructure for their operation.

Through this contract, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) will award multiple IDIQ contracts under which federal government agencies can award task orders to acquire IT services. These task orders will employ various pricing arrangements such as 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).


The Department of Health and Human Services', National Institute of Health (NIH), has a requirement to provide on-going information technology (IT) integration and outsourcing support services through the Chief Information Officer Solutions and Partners (CIOSP) program. The contract offers a solutions based approach in ten task areas including: IT Services for Biomedical Research and Healthcare, CIO Support; Outsourcing; IT Ops and Maintenance; Integration Services; Critical Infrastructure.

Each of the task areas described below identifies examples of the types of services that may be included under each task area. The examples are not exhaustive, and other IT services, as required, may be associated with the task areas defined.

IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences, and Healthcare

Support Biomedical Research, Health Sciences and Healthcare by performing studies and analyses and providing operational, technical, and maintenance services.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) Support

Support CIOs in implementing laws, regulations, and polices and to facilitate evolving CIO practices.


Support the collection, storage, and retrieval of digital images.


Provide the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and IT services required to assume management and operations of government IT resources and IT business functions.

IT Operations and Maintenance

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.

Integration Services

Support the development and deployment of integrated information systems, including technical components, information technology components, organizational components and documentation. Integration projects can support a wide range of agency functions.

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Assurance 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.

Digital Government

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).

Enterprise Management Systems

Support the implementation of enterprise management applications and systems in the federal environment, which are integrated software applications used to control, monitor, and coordinate key business activities across an enterprise.

Software Development

Develop customized software applications, database applications, and other solutions not available in off-the-shelf modular software applications.