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GAO Finds CIO-SP4 Solicitation Is Unduly Restrictive of Competition

Government Contracts Insights

01 Dec 2021

The Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) procurement of the National Institutes of Health’s Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) has garnered a great deal of attention. With confusion over evaluation criteria, a string of last-minute solicitation amendments and reversals, short extensions of the rushed due dates for proposals, and a series of major changes in how offerors were permitted to form teams, some expected NITAAC to suspend the procurement altogether and send the solicitation back to the drawing board. Instead, after a final set of amendments and a last-minute extension of the proposal due date, NITAAC received proposals on August 27, 2021. 

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