CDC 'GRASPing' for GIS support

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a request for proposals for a five-year, $48 million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract for support of its Geospatial Research, Analysis and Services Program also known as "GRASP."

CDC needs support for geographic information system science, analysis, technology and visualization, or geospatial SATV for its CIOs in various agencies and offices.

The RFP is a partial small-business set-aside. Under the set-aside section of the IDIQ, task orders will include program planning, evaluations, and communications, which are valued at $8 million.

For the non-set-aside IDIQ award, task orders will include integrated GIS science, technology and visualization support. That work is valued at $40 million. CDC will make a total of two awards, one for each section.

GRASP gathers geospatial data, analyzes trends relevant to environmental health, disease, and emergency preparedness and response. It also collaborates in various ways with scientists and researchers in CDC and in the public health sector.

CDC released the RFP on Feb. 14. The agency will take questions until Feb. 28. Proposals are due by March 30.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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