DSFederal to build health IT systems for NIH

The CIO-SP3 Small Business award covers IT services, CIO support, critical infrastructure protection, and software development.
NIH, National Institutes of Health, IT
Katie Holroyd, left, and Veronica Alvarez analyze dendritic spines in neurons of a mouse at an NIH research lab. (National Institutes of Health)

DSFederal will develop and operate large-scale information technology systems for scientists and clinicians at the National Institutes of Health after winning access to a 10-year contract in progress.

The Rockville, Maryland, health IT company announced Thursday it received an on-ramp to the Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 3 Small Business contract from the NIH IT Acquisition and Assessment Center.

Funds will be allocated via task order until the contract expires on May 31, 2022. A governmentwide acquisition contract, the CIO-SP3 is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity vehicle with a $20 billion ceiling.

“Our team is passionate about leveraging innovative technology to support our nation’s health and science initiatives and is excited to have this great opportunity to continue to support the talented scientists and program managers at NIH and HHS through this new contract,” said DSFederal CEO Sophia Parker. “Through health science and IT capabilities, we look forward to providing … best-in-class expertise and IT solutions to achieve health mission success.”


Expertise and solutions covered by the agreement include IT services for biomedical research, health science and health care; CIO support; critical infrastructure protection; and software development.

DSFederal last worked with the NIH Office of Extramural Research.

NITAAC uses the CIO-SP3 to streamline selection from a pool of experienced vendors and acquire their health solutions at lower prices on behalf of both civilian and defense agencies.

Dave Nyczepir

Written by Dave Nyczepir

Dave Nyczepir is a technology reporter for FedScoop. He was previously the news editor for Route Fifty and, before that, the education reporter for The Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, California. He covered the 2012 campaign cycle as the staff writer for Campaigns & Elections magazine and Maryland’s 2012 legislative session as the politics reporter for Capital News Service at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned his master’s of journalism.

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