CDC Information Management Services RFIC

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CDC is planning to award contract(s) for information management services as a follow-on to a series of similar information technology (IT) service contracts that have been in place since the mid 1980’s. CDC plans to issue the request for proposals (RFP) for this contract in the spring or summer 2009 with contract award anticipated for mid 2010.

This contract covers all components of CDC including any new organizational entities that may be added during the contract period. This contract also covers work for CDC’s intergovernmental grantees, such as state, local, and international health agencies and other contractors working for CDC. This contract will be a primary source of supply for the specified services but it is not the exclusive source. CDC will determine when other procurement avenues shall be used as needed in individual circumstances.


A Request for Information (RFI) was published on the FedBizOppsexternal icon website. The RFI was open from February 27 through April 18, 2008 and resulted in 36 industry responses. The responses were very helpful in the development of CDC’s procurement strategy. The Request for Industry Comment (RFIC) was the next stage in this procurement. While the RFICexternal icon comment period has expired, ending on 27 February 2009, knowledge and understanding of both the RFIC and how to conduct business with CDC would aid a proposal or RFP response.

CDC has evaluated numerous alternative sourcing strategies including partnering with other Federal agencies, use of GSA contracts and other government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs). CDC has determined that a CDC-specific solution is necessary due to some of the unique characteristics of CDC’s information management work and associated disciplines and expertise required.

Contract Strategy

CDC anticipates the contract will be for 1-year plus 9 one-year options (potential 10-year total contract duration if all options are exercised) and will provide roughly 2-3 million IT labor hours per year in support of CDC requirements.

It is anticipated that multiple contracts will be awarded with a relatively small number of awards made in each functional category identified in Section C.3. of the RFICexternal icon , in accordance with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy’s best practices guidance on multiple award contracts.

Award(s) will be made to the top-tier best value offerors in accordance with the RFP, evaluation criteria, and cost proposals.

The Office of the Chief Information Officer is part of CDC’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer.

Page last reviewed: April 29, 2008