CIO CS Information
The Chief Information Officer - Commodities and Solutions (CIO-CS) Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a ten (10) year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with one 60-month base period from 05/01/2015 to 04/30/2020; and one 60-month option period from 05/01/2020 to 04/30/2025 under which federal government agencies may award delivery orders to acquire IT commodities and solutions.
CIO-CS Overview: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC), has a requirement to provide a mechanism for the federal government to procure IT commodity solutions as they relate to health and life sciences capabilities, and general Information Technology (IT) initiatives.
CIO-CS Background: The Chief Information Officer –Commodity Solutions (CIO-CS) Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a ten (10) year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. This contract is intended to provide information technology (IT) commodities and solutions as defined in FAR 2.101(b) and further clarified in the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. These IT commodities and solutions include health and biomedical-related IT commodities to meet scientific, health, administrative, operational, managerial, and information management requirements. 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
CIO-CS Purpose: The purpose of this CIO-CS GWAC is to provide a mechanism for the Federal Government to procure IT commodities and solutions as they relate to general IT initiatives along with health and life sciences IT capabilities. These IT commodities and associated commodity enabling services may include IT procurements aligned to information management, operational, administrative, and health and biomedical research requirements. Federal agencies can use this GWAC for acquiring a wide range of IT commodities and associated commodity enabling services. The GWAC is an IDIQ contract against which federal agencies can issue delivery orders for their specific requirements. The focus of this contract is to provide government agencies with a mechanism for quick ordering of needed IT commodities and associated commodity enabling services at equitable and reasonable prices.
CIO-CS Contract Structure
05/01/2015-04/30/2020 with one 60 month option period
Credit Card Accepted
Prompt Payment Discount
Commercial warranty plans are available through the CIO-CS contracts. Warranty may be available either as part of the product purchase or as a stand-alone purchase.
Financial Services/Leasing (Base Plus Option Year Contracts) are allowed on CIO-CS.
Delivery Orders Awarded Against CIO-CS: Pursuant to FAR 16.504(a)(4)(vi), any duly warranted federal government contracting officer (as that term is defined in FAR 2.1) in good standing with the appropriate contracting authority is authorized to issue delivery orders under this contract. For purposes of this contract, these individuals are referred to as OCOs. Delivery orders may be multi-year with options as described in FAR Subpart 17.2 or be multi-year as defined under FAR Subpart 17.1. OCOs must ensure that such delivery orders comply with agency specific FAR Part 17 supplements.
GWAC Form SF26