How to Use This Tool
- Refer to this tool to learn the details of the Assisted Acquistion Servicing agreement.
Tips on Using This Tool
- This agreement refers only to NIH contracts administered through the NITAAC Program, specifically the Government-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) managed by the NITAAC Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Exactly what role, responsibility and support does NITAAC Assisted Acquisition Services provide?
Te 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.
If I am a civilian or DoD agency employee, what approvals do I need to go outside of my agency for contracting support?
Requesting agencies may complete the Assisted Acquisition Request Form and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). These documents outline all of the necessary approvals and can be found here under the heading, "Assisted Acquisitions."
How will NITAAC collect funding from the requesting agency?
NIH customers will provide funding via a CAN transfer to NITAAC. All other agencies will provide funding to NITAAC via an Interagency Agreement (IAA) or Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR) under the advance payment authority.