Federal News Network: NIH’s NITAAC following familiar path to deliver acquisitions during coronavirus

“Like many acquisition organizations, the National Institutes of Health’s Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) is busier than ever.”

“But the pressure to deliver during the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t caused NITAAC to falter or struggle.”

“Keith Johnson, the contracting lead for the CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP4 vehicles for NITAAC, said the acquisition organization and its employees are thriving.”

“’We are a unique bunch. We have been out of our location for about a year now due to some structure issues. We’ve gotten used to working away from each other and working from our respective homes,’ Johnson said in an interview with Federal News Network. ‘Over the last year or so, we’ve had a very successful year under our GWACs so it’s just a testament to how we’ve adjusted to teleworking.’”

“Bloomberg Government reported in December that NITAAC’s governmentwide acquisition contracts (GWACs) have seen more than $12 billion in sales since 2012.”

“BGov reported that NIH’s three contract vehicles — CIO-SP3, CIO-SP3 Small Business, and CIO-CS — have grown 19% annually since 2017 and in 2019, HHS  and DoD were the biggest users of CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 small business while the Commerce Department was the biggest spender on CIO-CS.”

“Johnson said interest and spending during the pandemic emergency continues to be strong.”

“He said NITAAC has seen its biggest uptick over the last few months on the services for data analytics and data tracking tools…” Read the full article here.

Source: NIH’s NITAAC following familiar path to deliver acquisitions during coronavirus – By Jason Miller, May 25, 2020. Federal News Network.

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