Report: $20B Up for Grabs in Upcoming NIH IT Competition

Both technology manufacturers and resellers will compete under a potential 10-year, $20 billion government-wide information technology contract vehicle run by a National Institutes of Health office, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

Marjorie Censer writes that NIH’s Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center intends to award 50 contracts under the Chief Information Officer-Commodities and Solutions program for hardware, software and other tools.

Robert Coen, acting program director of NITAAC, told the Post that program is intended to cover computers, servers and printers.

This vehicle will be the fourth iteration of the CIO-CS following a 2002 program awarded to 66 contractors, Deltek research analyst Stephen Morris told the Post.

Morris said NITAAC expanded to program until 2014 for 42 of those companies, the Post reports.

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