Any contractors interested in opportunities for Health Information Technology (HIT) should take note to some big changes coming up. In a post to FedBizOpps in late December, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) announced that it will partner with the General Services Administration (GSA) for all its HIT needs. They are moving their HIT contracts to the GSA contract vehicles Alliant, Alliant SB, 8(a) Stars II, VETS, and Schedule 70.
According to the DHA’s FBO post, “GSA’s suite of contracts was chosen with a comprehensive business agreement in mind that addressed costs, risk, schedule, contracting support, and the ability to provide HIT services.”
To support this new partnership, the GSA will also be creating a new SIN on the IT Schedule 70 specifically for HIT services. In another FBO post, the GSA said that “the SIN will increase visibility and access of Health IT computing services to customer agencies, and provide industry partners the opportunity to differentiate their Health IT services from other IT related products and services.”
With these new changes, it seems now would be a good time apply for any those GSA contract vehicles if your company isn’t on them already. While 8(a) Stars II and VETS are not currently open, Schedule 70 is and Alliant II will be opening in the next couple of months. Any HIT contractors who do not have those contract vehicles should start looking into them now if they’re interested in taking advantage of the DHA’s upcoming opportunities!
As always, give us a call at 202-234-8933 or shoot us an email at email@example.com if you have any questions about DHA and GSA’s new partnership.