Solicitation Number: NITAACCIOCSTheStoreSBSS

Financial Considerations
Contract Value:




Sources Sought/ RFI::

March 11, 2024

Responses Due:

March 25, 2024, 4:30pm ET

Solicitation Date:

June 2024 (Estimate)

Award Date:

February 2025 (Estimate)

Contract Start Date:

April 2025 (Estimate)

Competition: Undetermined
Type of Award:IDIQ - GWAC
Primary Requirement:Computer Equipment
Secondary Requirement:

Communications Equipment. Communications Services, Education & Training, IT Services, Software


Multiple (75 – 100)

Contract Term:5 year(s) base plus 1 x 5 year(s) option(s)
Contract Type:

Firm Fixed Price, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity, Time and Materials

Location:CONUS (Primary) & OCONUS
NAICS:334111, 541519

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center’s (NITAAC) has a continuing requirement to provide a mechanism for the federal government to procure IT commodity solutions as they relate to health and life sciences capabilities, and general Information Technology (IT) initiatives.


The Chief Information Officer – Commodity Solutions (CIO-CS) GWAC is a ten (10) year IDIQ contract. This contract is intended to provide information technology (IT) commodities and solutions as defined in FAR 2.101(b) and further clarified in the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. These IT commodities and solutions include health and biomedical-related IT commodities to meet scientific, health, administrative, operational, managerial, and information management requirements. The contract also contains general IT commodities since medical systems are increasingly integrated within a broader IT architecture, requiring a systems approach to their implementation and a sound infrastructure for their operation.

Through this contract, the NIH, NITAAC will award multiple IDIQ contracts under which federal government agencies can award Fixed Price delivery orders to acquire IT commodities and solutions.


The Draft Product Categories and Groups List below describes the commodities that are anticipated to be procured under the prospective contract.

  • Category 1, Group A – End User Hardware Commodities, Laptops
  • Category 1, Group B – End User Hardware Commodities, Desktops
  • Category 1, Group C – End User Hardware Commodities, Printers
  • Category 1, Group D – End User Hardware Commodities, Monitors, TVs, Displays
  • Category 1, Group E – End User Hardware Commodities, Accessory (Mouse, Keyboard, etc.)
  • Category 2, Group A – End User Software Commodities, Operating System
  • Category 2, Group B – End User Software Commodities, Desktop Collaboration Suite
  • Category 2, Group C – End User Software Commodities, Accessory
  • Category 3, Group A – IT Security Software Commodities, Anti-Virus Software
  • Category 3, Group B – IT Security Software Commodities, Accessory
  • Category 4, Group A – Enterprise-Wide Software Commodities, Enterprise Database Management Systems
  • Category 4, Group B – Enterprise-Wide Software Commodities, Enterprise Performance Management Tools
  • Category 4, Group C – Enterprise-Wide Software Commodities, Subscription, Licenses, Enterprise Suite
  • Category 4, Group D – Enterprise-Wide Software Commodities, Accessory
  • Category 5, Group A – Health and Biomedical Research IT Capabilities, Laboratory Information Systems
  • Category 5, Group B – Health and Biomedical Research IT Capabilities, Subscription, Licenses, Enterprise
  • Category 5, Group C – Health and Biomedical Research IT Capabilities, Accessory
  • Category 6, Group A – On-Premise Infrastructure, Enterprise Servers
  • Category 6, Group B – On-Premises Infrastructure, Subscription, Licenses, Enterprise, Service, Maintenance
  • Category 6, Group C – On-Premise Infrastructure, Accessory
  • Category 7, Group A – Infrastructure and Platform as a Service, Computing
  • Category 7, Group B – Infrastructure and Platform as a Service, Enterprise Storage
  • Category 7, Group C – Infrastructure and Platform as a Service, Service, Maintenance
  • Category 7, Group D – Infrastructure and Platform as a Service, Accessory
  • Category 8, Group A – Telecommunications Plans, Carrier Plans
  • Category 8, Group B – Telecommunications Plans, Subscription, Licenses, Enterprise
  • Category 8, Group C – Telecommunications Plans, Accessory
  • Category 9, Group A – Value Added Services


The IT commodities and commodity enabling services that are to be included in each product category of the contract will need to adhere to regulations mandated by the Federal Government including, but not limited to:

  • Trade Agreements Act (TAA)
  • Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
  • EnergyStar
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliance
  • Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FEDRAMP) compliance
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance
  • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-220)


All interested small business sources must submit a response to the primary poc listed below. The following information must be submitted:

  • UEI number
  • Organization Name
  • Company Address
  • Point of Contact (including name, title, addresses, telephone number, fax number and Email address)
  • Current GSA Schedules and/or Government-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) appropriate to this Sources Sought.
  • Business size pursuant to the applicable NAICS code(s) corresponding to your primary business activities.
  • Socio-economic status pursuant to the applicable NAICS code(s) corresponding to your primary business activities (e.g., 8(a), HUBZone, VOSB, SDVOSB, WOSB, or SDB)
  • Number of years in business
  • Average annual sales for IT commodities over last three years
  • Qualify as an OEM or Reseller

Responses should be submitted electronically to: [email protected] . Responses are due on or before 4:30 p.m. EST, March 25, 2024. Responses should be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced submitted in Adobe PDF -searchable format and shall not exceed five (5) pages. Based on the responses to the small business sources sought notice, this requirement may be set-aside for small businesses or procured through full and open competition.