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NIH moves closer to finalizing CIO-SP3 SB on-ramp

The National Institutes of Health has finalized the newest list of companies that have qualified for the on-ramp of the $20 billion CIO-SP3 Small Business contract for IT integration and outsourcing support.

NIH’s IT Acquisition and Assessment Center deemed 241 businesses as having submitted qualified offers for the general small business group, according to a pre-award notice posted Monday.

The full list of awardees can be downloaded here. Winners remain subject to challenges of their small business size status, hence the announcement of "apparently successful offerors" for this and other tracks of the on-ramp process.

No due date for such size challenges was given in the notice, but the typical window to do so is around 10 days.

Once finalized, this round of awards will complete the on-ramp process for the small business portion of the CIO-SP3 contract. Agencies use the vehicle to acquire IT services in areas such as medical and health care technology, imaging and outsourcing support, systems integration and software development.

NITAAC finalized the 8(a) portion of the on-ramp at 100 companies last year, while the HUBZone and service-disabled veteran owned categories were wrapped up in 2018.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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