What is NITAAC?

NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) is a designated federal Executive Agent authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to administer three GWACs for information technology (IT) acquisitions.
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What is NITAAC

NITAAC (NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center) is housed within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is a full service acquisition program that has been designated a federal Executive Agent, authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to administer three Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) for information technology (IT) acquisitions.

CIO-SP3, CIO-SP3 Small Business, and CIO-CS can be used by any federal civilian or Department of Defense (DOD) agency to acquire information technology services, solutions, and commodities from pre-qualified vendors at lower than open-market prices in less time than going the traditional full and open route. But we’re not just a GWAC program anymore, NITAAC has expanded its support including an Assisted Acquisitions program, and is one of three OMB mandatory sources for laptop and desktop buys through our NITAAC Government-Wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) program.

Contract benefits available to all federal agencies for faster, easier procurement

  • One acquisition program for IT products, services and solutions through three contract vehicles.
  • Can be used by any federal civilian or DOD agency.
  • Secure, web-based Electronic Government Ordering System (e-GOS) automates competition, management, awardee selection and notification.
  • Best available ceiling rates/prices negotiated at master contract level; task/delivery order competition drives rates/prices even lower.
  • Orders placed directly by agency with end-to-end management by procuring Contracting Officer (CO).
  • Customized terms, conditions and additional labor categories, products and services are easily added at task/delivery order level.
  • Agile and flexible in support of contract types, modular contracting and CONUS/OCONUS procurements.

FAR 16.505 benefits for streamlined ordering procedures

  • No need to synopsize requirements (FAR Subpart 16.505 (a)(1)) or post on Sam.gov.
  • Streamlined ordering procedures are based on Fair Opportunity (FAR Subpart 16.505 [b][1]) vs. full and open competition.
  • Competition requirements in FAR Part 6 and the policies in FAR Subpart 15.3 do not apply (FAR Subpart 16.505).
  • No requirement to set a competitive range, which means COs can engage in detailed communications with contract holders as long as each offeror is treated equitably.
  • Scoring/ranking of proposals and formal evaluation plans are not required (FAR 16.505 [b][1][v][B]).
  • No protest on orders under $10 million except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the contract (FAR Subpart 16.505 (a)(10)(i)(A)).
  • Not subject to the Economy Act (FAR Subpart 17.502-2 [b]).

Value added services and support for every customer


Our Mission

To provide low-cost, high-quality IT products and services to every government agency through the efficient and economical use of innovative Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts.

Our Vision

To be the preeminent go-to provider of quality customized IT products, services and solutions to contracting federal agencies.

Executive Leadership
Who We Serve

Who We Serve

Enjoy built in FAR Guidance with e-GOS

Enjoy built in FAR Guidance with e-GOS

NITAAC’s online ordering system, e-GOS, streamlines the acquisition process even further with automatic distribution, built-in FAR guidance and more.

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