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HHS floats small biz contract for risk analysis, infrastructure protection

The Health and Human Services Department is developing a small business contract for critical infrastructure risk analysis and mission support.

The request for information is looking for technical and business information to identify potential small businesses with the skills needed to bid on the contract and perform the work.

The RFI is meant to determine an appropriate acquisition strategy, and whether a small business set-aside is possible.

The notice also fits into the need to protect the United States’ critical infrastructure, which is essential to national security, health, safety and economic vitality, from all hazardous scenarios, according to the RFI.

A presidential directive addresses this need, mandating risk management programs like the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, or NIPP, which provides an overall architecture for safeguarding the U.S. infrastructure.

This RFI is related to the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Critical Infrastructure Protection Program, an effort created by the HHS Department’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

The RFI Notice can be accessed here.

The primary point of contact is Jamie Abidiwan-Lupo, and can be reached by phone at (202)-260-8532, or by e-mail at jamie.lupo@HHS.gov.

The contracting office address is:
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response
Department of Health and Human Services
330 Independence Ave SW
G640
Washington, D.C. 20201

About the Author

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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