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Award to CNC

of a CIO-SP3

Small Business

Prime Contract

Contract Award


Bethesda, Maryland. July 17, 2012 -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Converge Networks Corporation (CNC) the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) for Small Business. This 10-year, multiple-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract supports the Federal Enterprise Architecture, the Department of Defense Enterprise Architecture, and the Federal Health Architecture.


With a $20 billion ceiling, flexible contract types, and the ability to award in modular increments and incorporate performance-based features, CIO-SP3 allows for streamlined planning, acquisition, and deployment of large-scale IT program requirements. This GWAC is intended to cover any IT solution and is designed for maximum flexibility.


Contract Details


CIO-SP3 Small Business, a new Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) from NITAAC, uses cutting-edge technology, streamlined acquisition and fast provisioning. These attributes can be used by any federal civilian or DoD agency to fulfill a broad range of mission critical IT requirements and socioeconomic goals. The CIO-SP3 contract summary is shown below:

  1. The link to the NITAAC CIO-SP3 Small Business website is:

  2. The CNC CIO-SP3 contract award can found at the following NITAAC web page:

  3. The CNC CIO-SP3 initial award document can be found at "Awarded GWAC". The latest contract document is at “Latest Conformed Contract”.

  4. For the CNC CIO-SP3 SB Labor Rates, please click on the following link: CIO-SP3 Labor Rates

  5. The CNC CIO-SP3 SB contract number is HHSN316201200123W.

  6. The CIO-SP3 SB contract is a 10-year, multiple award indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) GWAC. The contract has a  20 billion dollar ceiling.

  7. The CIO-SP3 SB contract has a 0.75% contract access fee. There are no additional charges for value-added services.

  8. Prompt Payment Terms: None.

  9. The Period of Performance of the CIO-SP3 SB contract is 7/15/2012-7/14/2022.

  10. The NAICS code for the CIO-SP3 SB contract is 541512.

Task Areas


The CIOSP3 SB task areas awarded to CNC are:


Task Area   1 -    IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences, and Healthcare

Task Area   2 -    Chief Information Officer (CIO) Support

Task Area   4 -    Outsourcing

Task Area   5 -    IT Operations and Maintenance

Task Area   6 -    Integration Services

Task Area   7 -    Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Assurance

Task Area   8 -    Digital Government

Task Area 10-     Software Development


About CNC


Started in 2002, CNC has provided federal agencies and the commercial sector with customer-focused, performance-based solutions, using advanced IT technologies and proven methodologies. The CNC solutions are leveraged from core competencies in enterprise network operations, cyber security, systems engineering and integration, IP convergence, acquisition support, and IT operations. CNC has the infrastructure and experienced staff to support this crucial NITAAC vehicle and ensure success for our partners, said Greg West, SVP Business Development.


CNC brings proven experience and capabilities including operational, managerial, and information management solutions and services. Our management team has been doing business with the NIH vehicles since 1995. We have successfully partnered with NITAAC for more than 15 years and are honored to be able to continue with this partnership for the next 10 years, said CNC President Tony Ghazi.


CNC Contacts


For information on the CNC CIO-SP3 prime contract and teaming with CNC, please contact the following:

  • Tony Ghazi, President/CEO, CIO-SP3 Program Manager,, 240-207-2150 (O), 301-520-4285 (M)

  • Tom Hartka, Vice President, CIO-SP3 Deputy Program Manager,, 301-351-5833 (M)

Converge Networks Corporation

3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 530

Bethesda, MD 20814

Telephone: 240-207-2150



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