A new governmentwide contract worth up to $20 billion includes everything from fax machines to genetic sequencers to enterprise storage, according to solicitation documents.
The Chief Information Officer-Commodities and Solutions — or CIO-CS — contract aims to support information technology across the federal government, particularly focusing on agencies involved in health care and clinical and biological research, like the National Institutes of Health and its parent, the Health and Human Services Department.
In addition to health-specific products and services, “the contract also contains general IT commodities, partly because medical systems are increasingly integrated within a broader IT architecture, requiring a systems approach to their implementation and a sound infrastructure for their operation,” the solicitation said.
CIO-CS is a 10-year, indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract with a ceiling value of $20 billion.
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