NITAAC Acting Director Brian Goodger: Statement on CIO-SP4

We know the industry is eagerly awaiting the release of the CIO-SP4 Request for Proposal (RFP). We are, too. We understand the important role our GWACs play for not only the federal government but the industry as well.    I want to update everyone on where we stand in the process and provide some clarity around the delays we have experienced in the RFP’s release. 

The RFP has been delayed due to events that are, quite simply, out of our control.  Because the National Institutes of Health has been intimately involved in the fight against COVID-19, we experienced a delay in obtaining business case approval. That delay caused a subsequent delay in getting approval from the SBA PCR.  The Office of Management and Budget has received a draft copy of the business case and has provided a verbal approval to post the RFP once all signatures have been obtained. The last signature we need to obtain is that of the SPE at HHS, which we expect next week. 

Finally, as we await the release of CIO-SP4, I wanted to remind our federal partners that CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business are very much viable options for meeting all of your procurement needs, not only now, but for five years after your task orders are placed.