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The Chief Information Officer - Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) provides Information Technology (IT) health and biomedical-related services to meet scientific, health, administrative, operational, managerial, and information management requirements. The contract also contains general IT services, reflecting that healthcare systems are increasingly integrated within a broader IT architecture, requiring a systems approach to implementation and a sound infrastructure for their operation. 

The focus of this contract is to provide to government agencies a mechanism for quick order of needed IT solutions and services at equitable and reasonable prices and to give qualified small businesses a greater opportunity to participate in these requirements, as a result give government agencies a mechanism to help meet their socio-economic contraction goals.

Through this contract, the NIH Information Technology Aqcuisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) and other federal 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 CIO-SP3 Small Business contract offers a complete portfolio of pre-completed IT healthcare solutions, with online ordering tools to help ensure your purchase is FAR compliant. Advantages of using CIO-SP3 Small Business include:

  • Rapid Awards: CIO-SP3 Small Business plans to award some of their task orders within 30 days of proposal submission, allowing for an efficient and timely procurement process that starts customer programs on time. 

  • Defined Task Orders: Utilization of clearly defined task areas allows for both the customer and LCG Systems to focus on tailord solutions.

  • NITAAC Program Support: Free comprehensive requirements assessments within 24 hours, Cradle-to-Grave support from the NITAAC Customer Support Center and easy-to-use online ordering systems are just a few of the benefits

Services Offered

CIO-SP3 Small Business is a multiple award, Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC). This 10-year contract allows 22nd Century Technologies to provide IT services and solutions to both defense and civil agencies. QualX was awarded the ten task areas:

  • 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 Management Systems

  • Task Area 10: Software Development


Contract Number: HHSN316201800031W (SDVOSB)

Size (Expiration): $20 Billion (10 years)

Contract Period of Performance: 04/02/2018 - 04/29/2024

Task Order Types: FFP, CPFF, CPAF, CPIF, T&M

Prompt Payment Terms: None

Contract Number75N98120D00061 (Small Business)

Size (Expiration): $20 Billion (10 years)

Contract Period of Performance: 04/02/2018 - 04/29/2024

Task Order Types: FFP, CPFF, CPAF, CPIF, T&M

Prompt Payment Terms: None

Program Manager

Alan B. Moon, Jr. (AJ)


More Info NITAAC Website

NITAAC CIO-SP3 Small Business

Labor Rates:

Government Site - Hourly Rates

Contractor Site - Hourly Rates

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