To support your strategic planning for the upcoming Chief Information Officer – Commodities and Solutions (CIO-CS) contract, now known as The Store, we have compiled some essential research and analysis. This next-generation contract, managed by the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC), boasts a $25 billion ceiling and is set to release its Request for Proposal (RFP) in early summer 2024.

Don’t wait until the last minute! Now is the time to identify teaming partners and prepare for the solicitation release. Call us so we can help you prepare for success!

Why The Store is a Game-Changer:

The Store is designed to provide a comprehensive range of IT commodities and solutions to federal agencies. Its scope includes hardware, software, cybersecurity solutions, cloud services, and health IT, ensuring rapid acquisitions aligned with federal initiatives such as Zero Trust, FedRAMP, and the Cloud First policy.

Key Dates to Remember:

  • RFP Release: Early Summer 2024
  • Proposals Due: Late Summer 2024
  • Award Announcements: February 2025
  • Performance Start Date: April 22, 2025

Strategic Insights:

Understanding the spending patterns and focus areas can significantly enhance your proposal’s success. Here are some critical insights:

Top Federal Spending Agencies (FY 2020 to 2024):

  • HHS – Department of Health and Human Services: $284.9M to $402.7M
  • DOC – Department of Commerce: $173.3M to $1.5M
  • TREAS – Department of the Treasury: $2.2M to $47.5M
  • VA – Department of Veterans Affairs: $20.4M to $31.5M

Key NAICS Codes:

  • 541519 – Other Computer Related Services: $534.2M to $163.4M
  • 334111 – Electronic Computer Manufacturing: $29.3M to $78.5M

Top Product Service Codes (PSCs):

  • 7050 – Information Technology Components: $179.2M to $6.9M
  • 7A21 – IT and Telecom Business Application Software: $0 to $62.6M
  • 7E20 – IT and Telecom End User Help Desk: $0 to $19.9M

Set-Asides Overview:

  • Small Business Set-Asides: $96.1M to $53.5M
  • 8A Competed: $1.4M to $10.2M
  • Service-Disabled Veteran Business Set-Asides: $10.4M to $3.9M

Leading Vendors:

  • CDW Government Inc: $324.7K
  • Four Points Technology LLC: $17.6M
  • New Tech Solutions Inc: $33.5M
  • ThunderCat Technology LLC: $7.7M

How OST Global Solutions Can Assist:

Navigating the complexities of The Store’s proposal process requires expertise and strategic planning. OST Global Solutions offers comprehensive support to position you for success.

Our Services Include:

  1. Capture Support and Strategic Bid Planning:
    • Align your business strategies with the broad scope of The Store.
    • Ensure your proposals meet NITAAC’s evolving requirements.
  1. Comprehensive Proposal Support:
    • From initial draft to final submission, leverage our expertise in managing proposals for large-scale government contracts like The Store.
    • Detailed documentation to showcase your technical capabilities, past performance, and pricing strategy.
  1. Insight and Analysis:
    • Use our in-depth analysis of the contracting environment to position your offer effectively.
    • Stay ahead with insights into the competitive landscape and federal IT trends.

Get Ahead of the Competition:

  • Technical Capabilities: Showcase your expertise across IT domains such as cybersecurity, cloud computing, enterprise software, and health IT solutions.
  • Small Business Participation: Highlight contributions and capabilities, particularly for small business VARs and OEMs.
  • Strategic Planning: Develop compelling win themes, conduct competitive analysis, and assemble a robust proposal team.

Leverage Our Expertise:

OST Global Solutions is a seasoned business development consulting firm with a proven track record in winning large, strategic bids. Whether you need a full proposal team or individual consultants, we offer tailored services to fill gaps in your business development efforts. Our offerings include capture management, win strategy consulting, proposal writing, editing, and more.

With the final RFP release imminent, now is the time to create your strategic approach. Schedule a strategy session with us today to secure your spot on this highly competitive GWAC.

We look forward to helping you succeed in your CIO-CS proposal efforts.

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