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Frequently Asked Questions
Is NITAAC offering anything different or unique with its Assisted Acquisition Services?
Yes. Assisted Acquisition Services from NITAAC are for Information Technology only. Therefore, the expertise offered by NITAAC acquisition professionals is very specific in nature and isn't diluted by other areas of procurement. In addition, NITAAC Contracting Officers use the NITAAC GWACs for all procurements.
Is there a fee associated with the assisted acquisition services provided by NITAAC?
Yes. The assisted acquisition fee is 2%, which is applied to the entire obligation including the NIH Contract Access Fee (NCAF).
Exactly what role, responsibility and support does NITAAC Assisted Acquisition Services provide?
The responsibility of the NITAAC Contracting Officer (CO) for the assisted acquisition spans the entire acquisition life cycle, from market research and acquisition planning through close out of the order. NITAAC COs go beyond standard duties to assist with functions such as revising the SOW/SOO/PWS, and helping to develop Justifications for Exception to Fair Opportunity. While NITAAC offers such services as an added value, the NITAAC CO is not a replacement for essential partners in the acquisition such as the COR, budget officer and legal counsel.