30 named to $5B CDC contract

Award will expand services across health agency and its affiliates

Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp., Computer Sciences Corp., and Perot Systems Government Services are among the 30 federal IT contractors and other services providers named to the new 10-year, $5 billion contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC Information Management Services (CIMS) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract will expand IT services across the CDC and its affiliated groups, according to a statement today from the Atlanta-based health care agency. CIMS encompasses the full range of IT solutions to serve the CDC’s 16,000-person workforce, it said.

The agency published an announcement on July 31, 2009, inviting vendors to participate in the pre-solicitation advisory process, using a relatively new source selection procedure, the Advisory Multi-Step Request.

The advisory procedure, permitted under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, allows agencies to evaluate the qualifications of prospective vendors and advise them whether they have a realistic chance of winning a contract. It proceeds separately from the request for proposals process.

Also named today to the contract were:

  • 2020 Company LLC.
  • Accenture National Security Services LLC.
  • Amdex Corp.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
  • Buccaneer Computer Systems and Services Inc.
  • Business Computer Applications Inc.
  • CACI-ISS Inc.
  • Cadence Group Inc.
  • Carter Consulting Inc.
  • Chickasaw Advisory Services LLC.
  • Ciber Inc.
  • Cloudburst Consulting Group Inc.
  • DB Consulting Group Inc.
  • Total Solutions Inc.
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP.
  • Emergint Technologies Inc.
  • HP Enterprise Services LLC.
  • Humantouch LLC.
  • IBM Corp.
  • ICF Incorporated LLC.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
  • Science Applications International Corp.
  • Sapient Government Services Inc.
  • SciMetrika LLC.
  • Systems Research and Applications Corp.
  • Unisys Corp.

All the companies will now compete for task orders under the contract.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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