General Description

National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business, 8(a)

CIO-SP3 is available to all federal, civilian, and Department of Defense agencies with world-class value-oriented technology solutions. This Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) has ten (10) task areas to meet virtually every information technology (IT) need, from legacy system maintenance, to emerging digital solutions, to health and cybersecurity solutions. CIO-SP3 has a 10-year period of performance (ordering ends in 2022). The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) designated CIO-SP3 as Best-in-Class (BIC), thus recognizing it as preferred contract vehicle for IT products, services, and solutions. CIO-SP3 has a reputation of being easy for agencies to use and flexible in contract structure, and having a stunningly streamlined ordering procedure that saves agencies time and money.

Contract Number


Period of Performance

July 11, 2019 – June 29, 2022

Dollar Threshold

The maximum contract ceiling value of this multiple award procurement is $20 billion.

CIOSP3 Contract Award and Modifications

Download “CIO-SP3 SB Contract”

Scope of Awarded Contract

Credence Management Solutions offers the full scope of the CIO-SP3 8(a) contract, which includes “virtually every conceivable aspect of IT services as described, but not limited to the Task Areas” described below and on the CIO-SP3 website

  • 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 Management
  • Task Area 10: Software Development

Labor Rates

There are 137 Labor Categories priced to be competitive and be able to bring on the skills and efficiency projects require. Depending on the order, Labor Categories rates may be discounted.

Download “CIO-SP3 SB Labor Category Rates”

Features and Benefits

• CIO-SP3 Contract Holders have gone through a rigorous source selection process prior to award. • The contractor pool is the best-of-the-best, resulting in significant savings in time, money and resources.
• No special “Delegation of Procurement Authority” is needed from NITAAC to use CIOSP3 or its streamlined ordering and processing. • Submitting your RFP is simply uploading the RFP into NITAAC’s secure, web-based electronic-Government Ordering System (e-GOS).
• The CIO-SP3 GWAC provides significant flexibility. • Customized terms and conditions relevant to your task or delivery order can be easily added.
• Task order types may be FFP, T&M, CPFF, CPIF, CPAF.
• Awards may be in modular increments and incorporate performance-based features.
• Customers can select awardees based on their best value criteria.
• The 137 labor category ceiling rates were competed as part of the Master Contract selection process. • Your procurement is already starting with the most cost competitive rates. And, with competition, they may get even lower that can be negotiated lower.

 Contact Information

For detailed information on how Credence can meet your needs using this contract, please contact:

Program Manager: Sid Chowdhary

Business Development & Capture: Flink Maco
Phone: (202) 468-8686 | Fax: (703) 991-9121

Prompt Payment Terms: Net 30 Days

DUNS Number: 805875718
NAICS Code: 541512

For more information about how the CIO-SP3 contract can help your agency with program management services, logistics, engineering, scientific, or financial requirements, contact the Program Office at 1-888-773-6542 or, or their website at