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) and Small Business Set-asides

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.

Scope of Awarded Contract

Credence Management Solutions offers the full scope of the CIO-SP3 SB 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

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 done 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, or 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 negotiated to be even lower.

Prompt Payment Terms: Net 30 Days

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

Contract Numbers

75N98119D00015 – 8(a) set-asides
75N98120D00202 – SB set-asides 

Period of Performance

July 11, 2019 – October 29, 2024

Dollar Threshold

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

DUNS Number




CIO-SP3 Contract Award

Download “CIO-SP3 8(a) Contract

Download "Latest Conformed Contract 8(a)"

Download "CIO-SP3 SB Contract"  

Download "Latest Conformed Contract SB"

Labor Rates

There are 137 Labor Categories priced to be competitive and 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

Contact Information

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

Program Manager: Sid Chowdhary