“The terms of the solicitation for the National Institutes of Health's CIO-SP4 contract continue to raise the hackles of government contractors trying to win a spot on that $50 billion vehicle for IT services and solutions.
Entering the fray earlier this month was Octo Consulting and Hendall Inc., who are raising similar arguments previously put forth by others to the Government Accountability Office...”
“CIO-SP4 has been a mess in the eyes of many in industry. The solicitation has gone through 16 amendments, many of them having to do with how past performance is counted and who’s past performance will count with respect to joint venture bidders.
That has been especially troublesome for small businesses entering joint ventures with other small businesses as well as joint ventures with large businesses...”
“Contract awards cannot be made until GAO resolves the protests, and decisions are due June 29...” Read the full article here.
Source: Protests keep nagging at CIO-SP4 – By Nick Wakeman, March 29, 2022. Washington Technology.
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