NIST plans $70M multi-award contract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking sources for a five-year contract for cybersecurity expertise and consultation. No RFP has been submitted yet.

Sources are being sought for a planned National Institute of Standards and Technology contract with an anticipated worth of $70 million over a one-year base period and four option periods of one year.

NIST is looking for multiple contractors to provide technical expertise and consultation in the areas of cybersecurity and information security, according to the notice posted Dec. 23.

The contract's purpose also is to ensure the Acquisition Management Division's mission can be met to "provide standards, technology, tools, and practices to protect our nation's information and information systems," the draft performance work statement said.

Other services sought include providing technical expertise and assistance in creating computer and cybersecurity standards, guidelines, Derived Test Requirements, NIST inter-agency reports, data models, databases, software development and schemas.

Prior to this notice, the incumbent Booz Allen Hamilton performed the work as the prime contractor of the Information Assurance Technology Assurance Center.

Any large or small business, capable of performing the requirements, is encouraged to respond to the post, the notice said.

The response date is Jan. 5, 2012.

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