G2X TAKE: NITAAC has released the names of 20 ‘apparent successful offerors’ who have made the cut for the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) portion of the $20B CIO-SP3 SB On-Ramp, with several emerging Federal Health firms getting the nod. (The official announcement can be found here.).
What does ‘apparent successful offeror’ mean? Barring any challenges, these firms are expected to receive a contract award, with this notification providing the opportunity for any interested party to call these firms’ HUBZone size status into question.
The complete list of expected awardees is as follows:
Delmock Technologies, Inc
Ideal System Solutions, Inc.
MASAI Technologies Corporation
Paradyme Management , Inc.
RightDirection Technology Solutions, LLC
SD Solutions, LLC
T-Rex Consulting Corporation
Valiant Solutions, LLC
Zip Zap IT Solutions, LLC
How does this impact the Federal Health competitive landscape? While CIO-SP3 SB is a Government-wide contract, a large percentage of the competitions that move through this NIH-run vehicle are Federal Health related. At first glance, we have specifically highlighted a few of the firms above who will be well known to many in this sector based on their Federal Health footprint. Armed with a new vehicle and way to limit competition, these will be popular teaming partners and competitors to keep an eye on.
Will this be protested? That is hard to say, but based on how the SDVOSB competition has gone, it would be surprising if there wasn’t a protest. What we do know is that NITAAC will have learned a great deal through their early protest struggles and should be better positioned to fend off challenges that related to the award process and evaluation.
Note: Per the announcement, the “Section 8(a) group and the general small business group” evaluation “is still ongoing, and no source selection determinations have yet been made for those categories.”Tags: CIO-SP3 SB CMS DHA NIH VA