What is CIO-SP3?
The CIO-SP3 Small Business Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) program from the National Information Technology Acquisitions and Assessment Center (NITAAC) offers a large and diverse pool of small business innovators, cutting edge technology, streamlined acquisition and fast provisioning. The CIO-SP3 program is designed to support federal CIOs who want to obtain quick and flexible information technology support services and can be used by any federal civilian or Department of Defense (DoD) agency to fulfill a broad range of mission critical IT requirements and socioeconomic goals.
Faster. Easier. Cost Competitive.
CIO-SP3 Small Business Contract Holders have gone through a comprehensive review process prior to award, which includes dimensions such as technical capabilities, past performance, price and cost. This enables contracting officers to use simplified evaluations at the task order level, resulting in significant savings in time, money and resources. Ceiling rates were negotiated at the Master Contract level to be the best available. When your agency places a task order, you are already starting with the most cost competitive rates, and competition will drive them even lower. NITAAC’s online system streamlines the acquisition process even further with automatic distribution, built-in FAR guidance and more.
CIO-SP3 Small Business Benefits
The NITAAC Difference:
By choosing NITACC for your requirement needs, NIH procurement officers can be assured that:
- Product pricing is lower than open market, less than or equal to GSA
- Services are at competitive, pre-competed prices that can be negotiated lower
- Customer can select awardees based on their best value criteria
- Customized terms and conditions relevant to your task or delivery order can be easily added
- No special “Delegation of Procurement Authority” is needed from NITAAC to use our GWACs or online system
- Two levels of contract competition for the greatest savings
- No need to synopsize or post requirements according to FAR Subpart 16.505(a)(1)
CIO-SP3 Contract Holders have gone through a rigorous source selection process prior to award, ensuring the pool of contractors are the best-of-the-best, resulting in significant savings in time, money and resources.
Submitting your RFP is as easy as a click of a button. Simply upload the RFP into our secure, web-based electronic-Government Ordering System (e-GOS) for automated task order competition, management, awardee selection and notification.
Ceiling rates are negotiated at the Master Contract level ensuring that your agency is already starting with the most cost competitive rates. And, with competition, they may get even lower.
With a $20 billion ceiling, flexible contract types and the ability to award in modular increments and incorporate performance-based features, CIO-SP3 offers streamlined ordering and processing, saving agencies both time and money.