5 Who is NITAAC?NIH Information Technology Acquisition & Assessment Center (NITAAC)Housed within HHSOver 20 years experience in Government-Wide IT contractingAn Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Executive Agent authorized to award and administer Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs)Currently, only 3 agencies have OMB Executive Agent StatusNITAAC administers multiple GWACs for IT products, services and solutions:
6 CIO-SP3 Contract Summary Name: Chief Information Officer - Solutions and Partners 3 (restricted)IDIQ Vehicle Type: Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)Contracting Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)Eligible Users: All Government-Wide agenciesWestover’s Role: PrimeSubcontractors: 4 Approved Subcontractors; Obtain CO approval prior to replacing, adding, or deleting team membersNIH CAF (NCAF): .75% (Total NCAF = Total Award Value * NCAF Percentage (.75%));No additional charge for value-added servicesTask Order Types: FFP, T&M, Cost-ReimbursementContract POP: 10 Years; 07 June May 2022Contract Number: HHSN WCeiling: $20BPrime Contractors: 90 Primes including: 22nd Century Team, Emergint, Inuteq, Snap, FEI, Sekon, and Tantus.Website:
7 CIO-SP3 ScopeThe CIO-SP3 contract provides IT solutions and services including, but not limited to, Health and biomedical-related IT services to meet scientific, health, administrative, operational, managerial, and information management requirements.Hardware/Software must be considered to be critical and related to the services being acquired under the task order.Key functional areas:IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences, and HealthcareChief Information Officer (CIO) SupportImagingOutsourcingIT Operations and MaintenanceIntegration ServicesCritical Infrastructure Protection and Information AssuranceDigital GovernmentEnterprise Resource PlanningSoftware development
8 Westover’s ScopeTask Area 1: IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences, and HealthcareTask Area 2: Chief Information Officer (CIO) SupportTask Area 5: IT Operations and MaintenanceTask Area 7: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information AssuranceTask Area 10: Software Development:
10 Contract Terms10-Year, multiple award indefinite-delivery, indefinite- quantity (IDIQ) GWACFlexible Pricing ArrangementFirm-Fixed-Price (FFP), Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF), Cost-Plus-Award-Fee (CPAF) Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee (CPIF), and Time-and-Materials (T&M)Flexibility to use “hybrid” contract types to fit the needs of unique requirements$20 billion contract ceilingFor everything ITSM in support of the Federal Enterprise Architecture, the Department of Defense Enterprise Architecture and the Federal Health Architecture..75% contract access fee; no additional charge for value-added services137 Labor Categories with competitive priced labor rates
11 Contract Terms (cont.) Software as a Service (SaaS) Potential Application?Everything IT!Software as a Service (SaaS)Software DevelopmentConfiguration ManagementHelp Desk/IT SupportWeb DevelopmentData Quality ManagementEnterprise Data ManagementSystems EngineeringCyber SecurityBiomedical Information ServicesWorkforce ManagementCapital Planning and InvestmentsIT Portfolio AnalysisMarket ResearchIdentify and Access ManagementCloud Computing
12 Contract Terms (cont.)No need to synopsize or post requirements on FedBizOppsCosts determined to be fair and reasonable at the parent levelFAR OrderingFair Opportunity (FAR Subpart (b)(1) – Each awardee must provide a fair opportunity to be considered for each order exceeding $3,000Competition requirements in FAR Part 6 and policies in FAR Subpart 15.3 do not applyStreamline process that saves you timeSetting a competitive range is not requiredScoring or ranking proposals/quotes not required (FAR (b)(v)(B)Firms have already been technically evaluated for scope capabilities; CO can use simplified evaluation
13 Invoicing ProceduresThe loaded labor rates that you submitted for this award can be used on FFP and T&M task orders. The loaded hourly rates are ceiling price rates and contractors may, at their discretion, elect to propose lower hourly rates when responding to a request for a task order proposal. Travel and other ODCs, if applicable may be estimated for each task order. Any amount negotiated for travel and ODCs, will be added to the extended price of all ordered items to arrive at the total for the task order.
14 Invoicing ProceduresFor Cost Reimbursable task orders, the subcontractor will provide to the prime contractor complete supporting schedules identifying all applicable direct and indirect costs for performance of the task order. Subcontractors with government-approved rates should possibly submit the most recently approved provisional indirect billing rates for indirect costs. The fee negotiated with the agency by the prime contract for each task order will apply to the subcontractor. If the task order type is to be CPAF or CPIF, the fixed portion of fee and the award or incentive portion will be clearly differentiated.
15 Invoicing ProceduresRate Refresher: Because of the dynamic nature of IT services and potential changes in market conditions, the PCO may determine that there is a need to reassess the rates that have been negotiated and agreed upon during the contract period of performance. If warranted, rates will be renegotiated with all subcontractors; however, renegotiation of rates will occur no more frequently than every two years.
16 Invoicing Procedures GWAC & Task order Period of Performance: This GWAC has a period of performance 07/15/12 – 07/14/22 while the period of performance for each task order placed under this contract will be specified in the individual task order. Task orders may not exceed 120 months, inclusive of options, from the date that the task order is awarded. Task order options, if included at initial issuance of the task order, may be exercised after the expiration date of the GWAC; however, no task order (including task order options) may extend more than 60 months beyond the expiration of the GWAC.
17 Registering Opportunities IDIQ Team Member WebsiteSecure portalAccess to rfp’sAccess to templatesTeam NewsletterPricingTeam member contact information
18 Task Order Process* Award documents prepared in customers contract writing system i.e. Prism
19 Advantages of using NITAAC Cost Competitive:Fair and reasonable prices/rates negotiated at the master contract levelTask and delivery order competition drives prices/rates even lowerFaster:- Streamlined ordering and procedures saves time, money and resourcesEasier:- Web-based systems automates task and delivery order competition, management, awardee selection and notification.Control:- Task and delivery order placed directly by agency with end-to-end management by CO/KOContracts:- Agile and flexible in support of all contract types
20 Advantages of using NITAAC (cont.) Customer Service:Customized support from Contracting Officers and IT Specialist1 hour response to any contractual, technical and procedural questionsComprehensive SOW/PWS assessment on every orderSOW/PWS evaluated for scope, clarity and other factors to assure quality responseAssessments returned with recommendations within 24 hourGuide and templates:Statement of Work TemplateQuality Assurance Plan (QASP) TemplateSample Instructions to OfferorsAverage Labor RatesPerformance Based Contracting KitIndependent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) Template