FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has been awarded a re-compete contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the Electronic Research Administration (eRA) grants management program across a range of health informatics and systems engineering activities. The contract has a value of $72 million and a term of five years.
Under this contract, ICF will support eRA’s services to NIH’s institutes and centers in addition to some HHS agencies and operating divisions that fund extramural research, with onsite customer-focused service. Some of the activities include configuration management services, information technology architecture support, business and requirements analysis, functional and performance testing, software design and development support, and documentation and training support to help eRA maintain and continually improve the eRA enterprise.
“ICF is honored to continue working on NIH's eRA program, supporting eRA's customers and the vitally important mission of the NIH,” said Lisa Pardue, vice president for ICF International.
“After more than 10 years of experience developing enterprise-level federal research grants management systems at NIH, ICF has a deep understanding of the mission and needs of the scientific research community. We are pleased and excited to be selected by NIH to continue to refine business processes and deliver systems engineering expertise based on industry best practices for the next five years under this contract,” said Mary Whitley, senior vice president for ICF International.
eRA, a NIH mission-critical system, supports the function of end-to-end grants administration for NIH and other federal granting components. The more than 30 complex systems that comprise eRA process more than 128,000 grant applications per year and administer more than 60,000 research and non-research grants totaling more than $30 billion annually. eRA is used by more than 170,000 federal staff and applicants at more than 24,000 institutions worldwide.
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ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, and infrastructure; health, social programs, and consumer/financial; and public safety and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program lifecycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 4,500 employees serve these clients from more than 50 offices worldwide. ICF's website is http://www.icfi.com.
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