SYRACUSE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Systems Made Simple, Inc. (SMS), a leading provider of IT systems and services to support critical architecture, data and application solutions in the healthcare industry, today announced that it has been selected to be one of the contractors on the Chief Information Officer, Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) small business Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). Established by the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC), the contract spans ten years and provides information technology support and solutions to any federal civilian or Department of Defense (DOD) agency.
The CIO-SP3 small business contract follows an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity format and encompasses ten task areas, including IT operations and management, software development and digital government. Approximately 40 primes are expected to be selected for the small business contract, each of which has the opportunity to bid on up to $20 billion in task orders. SMS is one of ten contending Service-disabled, Veteran-owned Small Businesses under the contract.
As a result of the CIO-SP3 small business GWAC, federal agencies will be able to:
- Incorporate a systems approach into their IT services in order to achieve scientific, health, administrative, operational, managerial and information management requirements;
- Accomplish goals for small business acquisitions;
- Streamline acquisition of technology and solutions through plans established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); and
- Facilitate task order procedures based on Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 16 standards.
“We are proud to be one of the small businesses selected by the NITAAC, and we feel that our success in competing under government-wide acquisition contracts such as the VETS GWAC and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ T4 program has provided us with the necessary experience to excel under the CIO-SP3 contract,” said Al Nardslico, president and co-founder of SMS. “We look forward to supporting the technology needs of a wide range of federal agencies as we expand our influence in the government space.”
The NITAAC is a federal agent housed within the Department of Health and Human Services that oversees OMB-authorized GWACS for information technology acquisition. Both the CIO-SP3 and the CIO-SP3 small business contracts are expected to be announced later this month.
“We consider the CIO-SP3 contract to be a very strategic contract as we continue to grow our health IT practice in clinical, benefits and claims systems and position our company as a leader in federal healthcare solutions,” said Bob Sheahan, executive vice president of SMS.
Systems Made Simple (SMS) is a Service-disabled, Veteran-owned Business that delivers leading IT solutions to Fortune 500 customers and federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency and General Services Administration. For more than 20 years, SMS has provided program management, integration services, data management, and systems and software engineering that address unique business and operational challenges. Each healthcare IT tool developed by SMS is customized to improve day-to-day business transactions, maximize efficiencies, eliminate risks and reduce costs. To learn more, visit www.systemsmadesimple.com.