Assisted Acquisition Division Chief
National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)
Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) Program
As an Assisted Acquisition Division Chief at The NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC), Charles Hicks plays a vital role in ensuring that the integrity of the acquisition process and the NIH Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) Program is maintained. This is achieved through quality acquisition support service and task/delivery order management for the customers of the NIH GWAC Program. These services allow federal agencies the ability to accomplish their missions through the use of innovative government-wide acquisition contracts in an efficient and economical manner. Since joining the NITAAC Program in October of 2012, he has leveraged his extensive experience gained as an operational Contracting Officer to enhance NITAAC's customer experience.
Mr. Hicks and his staff are responsible for all aspects of the NITAAC GWAC Program. Namely, contracts administration, IT systems and support, customer service, program outreach and business development. He has an extensive knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and acquisition processes. He also holds a Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC-C) Level III in Contracting from the Federal Acquisition Institute and an Unlimited Contracting Officer’s Appointment.
Mr. Hicks has over 9 years of experience leading and working with a very diverse group of senior professionals. His breath of experience has allowed him to learn and master different aspects of procurement, management and leadership of different Government agencies. He has a professional background in public management, organizational development, policy and acquisitions. Mr. Hicks holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and is a graduate of the Government-wide Acquisition Management Intern Program hosted by Department of the Interior.