Opinion: The Road to CIO-SP4: Uncharted but Not Entirely Uncertain

“Aside from DoD’s ASTRO solicitation scheduled for release in early 2020, the next big contract that IT and Professional Services firms should have their eyes on is NITAAC’s Chief Information Officer Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4). Based on recent communications, the CIO-SP4 solicitation is expected to be released in October of 2020, with a draft solicitation to be released in March 2020.”

“NITAAC (NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center) has used a traditional best value approach on previous iterations of the CIO-SP”x” contracts, but it appears that the recent successes of scorecard RFPs has found its way to NITAAC. Based on recent correspondence between NITAAC and current CIO-SP3 holders, we anticipate NITAAC to adopt their own version of the scorecard RFP for the CIO-SP4 on-ramp.”

“In the sections that follow, we will take a look at CIO-SP3 in an effort to understand what the future might look like under the next iteration of this Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). Based on our historical review and research of the current state, we will also make some educated projections about what to expect and how to prepare for CIO-SP4…” Read the full article here.

Source: The Road to CIO-SP4: Uncharted But Not Entirely Uncertain – By Jeff Clayton and Leo Alvarez, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly).

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