CIO-CS

Unless otherwise specified in the delivery order, all arrangements for transportation and shipping shall be made by the Contractor, and all transportation and shipping charges for deliveries to CONUS locations shall be included in the item prices. Transportation and shipping charges for deliveries OCONUS will be negotiated on each individual delivery order.

Yes, the CIO-CS contract allows for the purchase of items that are not Trade Act Agreement compliant.

Yes. Delivery orders may require equipment leases of the following types: lease to ownership; lease with an option to purchase; and straight lease IT equipment. Leases may include integrated installation and warranty.  Specific requirements and acceptance criteria will be defined in applicable delivery orders.

Yes. You may elect to close your RFQ in one day.  However, NITAAC recommends leaving the RFQ open for a minimum of three days to obtain maximum responses from the contractors.

Yes. The Ordering Agency may include additional agency or FAR clauses to delivery orders as applicable to their specific requirements.

Yes.  Customers may purchase commercial extended warranties and maintenance plans under CIO-CS.

No. An award cannot be made from a draft RFQ.

No, but Contract Holders can add comments to the quarterly reports, as needed.

The guidelines and available marketing materials, including NITAAC and CIO-CS logos, are located in the Contract Holder Secure Portal, under Business Development Materials.

Yes. The scope of CIO-CS includes cloud computing services. Such services are most often deployed via a Managed Services Model which can also include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Yes.  All products and services on the CIO-CS contract are commercially available.

Because items offered under CIO-CS span the entire scope of IT commodities and value added services, many may not be subject to Section 508 of the Rehabilitations Act of 1973.  However, if the customer agency requires IT products that are subject to Section 508, this requirement should be included in the delivery order.  Article H.8 provides the applicable provision to be used by HHS customers.  Non HHS ordering activities can add their specific provisions or use the HHS provision as a template in applicable delivery orders.

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