Contracts to Watch: NITAAC’s CIO-SP4

April 29, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Fiscal 2019 spending hit a record $6 billion for the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center’s (NITAAC) awards – the highest annual spending recorded to date.

NITAAC has issued a new draft RFP as a follow-on to the 10-year, $20 billion IT services governmentwide acquisition contracts CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business. The new vehicle will be called Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4), has a doubled ceiling of $40 billion, and will continue to be managed through NITAAC, a division of the Health and Human Services Department’s National Institutes of Health.

The target date for release of the CIO-SP4 final RFP is October 2020; it will rely on self-scoring evaluation criteria and may require certifications such as FedRamp or others.

Join Bloomberg Government expert analysts as they provide insight into:

  • Historical contract obligations by agency and contract holder on CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business
  • Status of CIO-SP4
  • Differences between CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP4
  • Other information that will help contractors prepare for the recompete



Laura Criste
IT Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Laura Criste is a federal market analyst with Bloomberg Government. Criste specializes in cybersecurity, IT budget, and IT modernization. Previously, she was an analyst at ANSER’s homeland security federally funded R&D center. There, she informed homeland security strategy, including the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, by examining activities, mandates, budgets, and threats. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in economics and physics from the University of Virginia and a masters in operations research from George Mason University. Follow me @Laura_Criste

Paul Murphy
Senior Data Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Paul Murphy is a Senior Data Analyst with Bloomberg Government. Murphy's expertise includes building custom dashboards, big data analysis, and small business spending trends. Before Bloomberg acquired his company in 2010, he spent 25 years as President of Eagle Eye Publishers, where he brought the first-ever desktop-based contracts database to market. He received a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies with Departmental Honors from Colgate University in 1979. Follow me @pjmur55