The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), has made an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract award under RFP No. HHS-NIH-NIDA(MH)-RFP-14-004 entitled, “Scientific, Technical, and Other Professional Support Services to the NIH” to Kelly Services, Inc., 999 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084-4716. As per the RFP, award was made at the IDIQ ceiling amount of $585,125,274 for a three-year period of performance.
G2X TAKE: While this has primarily been a staffing contract, this IDIQ cuts across all of NIH and has a broad scope that includes a range of IT services. As this is a single award IDIQ, firms looking to do work at NIH may want to connect with Kelly as the dust settles to better understand their interest and willingness in having others leverage this contract vehicle. While the rates and margin bid will limit what can be done, creative minds will always find a way.