NIH Mission Alignment Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)

CVP has been selected as an awardee of the Mission Alignment Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) contract for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The BPA scope is for three years and represents an expansion of work for CVP across all NIH institutes and centers.

Purpose

The purpose of this Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) is to acquire professional services to assist the Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in acquiring professional IT program and technical services and support the strategic alignment of their enterprise Information Technology (IT) and business resources in achieving NIH’s mission.

Task Areas

  1. Program and Project Management – Program Management Office and Project Management Support
  2. IT Technical Services – System Architecture, System Design, Implementation and Risk Management, Application and Web Development, Maintain Operations of Websites, Business Analysis/ Requirements Management, System Testing, User Support, System Verification and Validation
  3. Communications and Business Solutions Services – Community Outreach, Change Management, Business Solutions
  4. Cybersecurity, Risk Management and Solutions – Cybersecurity Management, Cybersecurity Awareness and Training, Asset Management, Vulnerability Valuation, Risk Management Valuation, Facility Protection Planning, Security Operations Center, Information Systems Security, Disaster Recovery Planning, Continuity & Contingency Planning, Incident Response, Cryptographic Support, Records Management, Public Key Infrastructure, Trusted Internet Connections, Review of Trusted Internet Connections, Security Reviews of Automated Information Systems, Identity Management and Information Assurance
  5. IT Assessments, Evaluation and Solutions – Strategic Planning, Program and Project Evaluation, Best Practices Consulting

The CVP Team

CVP has teamed with three partner organizations to offer NIH the breadth and depth of capabilities to support all BPA task areas. Palladian Partners is a leading scientific communication and community outreach vendor to NIH and will support Task Area 3. SeKON is a leader in engineering services to NIH’s CIT and the Military Health System’s Enterprise Electronic Health Record and will support Task Areas 2 and 5. Tangent is a leading small business providing comprehensive cybersecurity services to federal agencies and will support Task Area 4.

Task Ordering Procedure 

Task orders (TOs) can be competed amongst all 16 BPA awardees, issued for limited competition, or sole sourced with justification. The steps for issuing TOs, according to the BPA Ordering Guide, are summarized as follows:

  1. IC determines a need/requirement
  2. IC identifies a TO COR (Contracting Officer’s Representative) and CO (Contracting Officer)
  3. TO COR works with CO to create a TO Request Package (TORP)
  4. TO CO/COR submits the TORP to NLM CO for review and to determine acquisition approach
  5. NLM CO posts the requirement (TO)

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