“A shared services acquisition office at Health and Human Services Department is building a contract vehicle for emerging technologies that it hopes one day will be able to compete with other massive contracts in the governmentwide acquisition contract, or GWAC, space.”
“The department’s Program Support Center is in the process of soliciting bids for its new Intelligence Automation/Artificial Intelligence, or IAAI, contract, a vehicle the agency expects will generate up to $49 million over five years.”
“Initially, the contract will be available to HHS components looking for cutting-edge technologies. But program officials have much bigger designs for the vehicle…”
Source: HHS’ New Emerging Tech Contract Could One Day Compete With Other GWACs – By Aaron Boyd, Janaury 31, 2019. Nextgov.
G2X TAKE: We know how hard it was for NITAAC to gain approval to have a GWAC, so this is ambitious thinking, but this Nextgov article does highlight an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new vehicle that is focused on newer disruptive technologies and where this shared services center would like to see it go.Tags: HHS NIH