Does the latest CIO-SP4 amendments create inequities? — Washington Technology

 Does the latest CIO-SP4 amendments create inequities? — Washington Technology

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Does the latest CIO-SP4 amendments create inequities?

NITAAC’s sudden shift might put small businesses without large partners at a disadvantage

The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)’s highly anticipated Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) RFP, released June 25, has already seen four amendments and a proposal due date extension to July 8. But the latest amendment, #4, has caught some bidders, especially small businesses, off-guard.

A Change to Self-Scoring

In the original solicitation, bidders with Contractor Teaming Arrangements (CTAs) or Joint Ventures (JVs) could use only prime contractor Corporate Experience, Leading Edge Technology, Federal Multiple Award contracts, and Executive Order 13779 experience examples as documented on the self-scoring…

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