NIH to award contract for NCATS Collaborative Scientific Platform as a Service Pilot Continuation

Solicitation: 75N95020R00014

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) intends to award a contract without providing for full and open competition to Palantir Technologies, Inc., 100 Hamilton Ave., Suite 300, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

The contractor will provide access to the NCATS Collaborative Scientific Platform provided in accordance with the attached Statement of Work for the period 12/28/2019 to 3/27/2020.

The contractor shall provide its commercial software for enterprise data integration and management to meet the following requirements:

  1. A commercial software solution deployable on day one of the project and that can be configured within expedited timelines. Respondents must possess FedRAMP authorization so that an agency ATO can be granted upon award of a contract.
  2. An open data architecture, where data always remains under the full control of NCATS and can be easily exported in open, non-proprietary data formats via open APIs. The software should be built on an open, distributed microservices architecture with open, well-documented REST APIs that are designed to seamlessly interface with other systems, adapt to meet evolving needs, and avoid system lock-in.
  3. Proven data integration capabilities, including the ability to rapidly ingest unprocessed high-throughput drug screening (HTS) outputs, genomic data (including DNA sequencing, RNA-Seq, miRNA, etc.), mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, and other data types used in basic and translational biosciences research…

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