Chase for NIH billions is on
- By Judi Hasson
- Jul 28, 2000
The National Institutes of Health formally opened bidding this week for
two major contracts CIO-SP2i and Image World 2nd with a deadline of Aug.
24 for vendors to submit their proposals.
The two projects CIO-SP2i, which is valued at $19 billion, and Image World
2nd, valued at $15 billion have attracted the attention of hundreds of
companies that are seeking a piece of the projects for technology services
Under the jurisdiction of the NIH's Information
Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, the contracts are expected
to have a 10-year life cycle. Awards are to be made Sept. 30.
CIO-SP2i involves services such as support systems, business transformation,
digital government and integration.
Image World 2nd involves document conversion, the electronic storage of
material and the need to archive large quantities of legacy data while maintaining
search, retrieval and printing capabilities.