NIH to open bidding on major IT contracts
- By Judi Hasson
- Jun 20, 2000
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The National Institutes of Health plans to open bidding July 3 for two major
information technology projects run by the NIH's Information Technology
Acquisition and Assessment Center.
Chief Information Officer Solutions and Partners 2, a $10 billion program,
and Image World, a $15 billion program, are expected to attract hundreds
of bidders, according to Elmer Sembly, outreach manager for the CIO-SP 2
"We have created a recompete structure that will make it easy for both large
and small businesses to participate as a prime contractor," Sembly said.
Bidding will close on Aug. 3, and NITAAC is expected to make final awards
for the project in August.
"The end of August is our target," Sembly said. "There will be an aggressive
Four years ago, NIH jumped into the government procurement business and
began to offer a wide range of contracts to government agencies in a move
that many said increased competition and helped government agencies get
the biggest bang for their buck.