The CIO-SP3 contract was awarded to Hygeia Solutions Partners, a joint venture of six healthcare and IT services firms, of which IntelliDyne is the managing member.


Administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 3 contract (CIO-SP3) is a ten-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Any federal civilian or DoD agency may use this contract to fulfill a broad range of mission critical IT requirements as diverse as Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, and Health IT. The CIO-SP3 contract is managed by the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC).

Benefits of using CIO-SP3 

CIO-SP3 is a Best in Class (BIC) 10-year IDIQ GWAC with a 15-year period of performance. CIO-SP3 Contract Holders, like IntelliDyne’s joint venture, Hygeia Solutions Partners (Hygeia), have been vetted through a rigorous source selection process, ensuring that the pool of contractors are the best-of-the-best, resulting in significant savings in time, money, and resources for federal agencies in need of IT services and solutions.

CIO-SP3 Task Areas

IntelliDyne has access to CIO-SP3 for their full suite of current and potential customers through its joint venture, Hygeia, available to provide services in the following task areas:

  1. IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences, and Healthcare
  2. Chief Information Officer (CIO) Support
  3. Imaging
  4. Outsourcing
  5. IT Operations and Maintenance
  6. Integration Services
  7. Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Information Assurance
  8. Digital Government
  9. Enterprise Resource Planning
  10. Software Development

The CIO-SP3 contract vehicle has been designed to save federal government customers both time and money. A one-stop source for hardware, software, security, and outsourcing procurements, CIO-SP3 is structured to provide flexible pricing arrangements, streamlined ordering procedures, and a secure, easy-to-use electronic government order system for task order competition, management and awardee selection which features built-in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) guidance. Task orders may be awarded in 30 days or less.

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Contract Information

Harry Bartel
CIO-SP3 Program Manager
(703) 824-3157

Kathy Barlow
CIO-SP3 Contracts Manager

Awarding Agency:

Contract Number(s):

Period of Performance:
6/01/2012 to 05/31/2022

Contract NAICS Code(s):

Contract Ceiling:
$20 billion

Prompt Payment Terms:
See FAR 52.232-25 Oct 2008 Prompt Payment and 52.232-8 Discounts for Prompt Payment

Ordering Details
CIO-SP3 provides streamlined ordering procedures, easy-to-use online ordering systems, Request for Proposal (RFP) templates, and the full support from the NITAAC Customer Support Center

Step 1—Definition: Customer submits RFP
Step 2—Submission: NITAAC reviews scope and releases to eligible contract holders
Step 3—Released: Pending Q&A (OPTIONAL)
Step 4—Pending: Proposal contract holder(s) submits proposal
Step 5—Evaluation: Customer evaluates proposal(s)
Step 6—Clarification: Discuss (OPTIONAL)
Step 7—Awarded: Select awardee; prepare award* using the CIO-SP3 contract number; upload award document
Step 8—Funded: Contract holder reports award and any subsequent modifications

*Award documents prepared in agency’s contract writing system, e.g., PRISM.

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