Utilizing CIO-SP3

  • Admin HighLight
  • March 18, 2021

Do you need Federal IT services for your agency? Unsure how to obtain services through CIO-SP3? In this article, you can learn more about how to utilize CIO-SP3 and the benefits.

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What is CIO-SP3? 

CIO-SP3 Best in Class (BIC) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a ten-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract managed by the NIH NITAAC offering world-class professional technology, solutions, and services. CIO-SP3 spans ten task order areas offering 137 labor categories in support of everything IT. CIO-SP3 segments into two tracks of Small Business and 8(a).

The period of performance for CIO-SP3 is 06/01/2012 to 05/13/2022.

Task Order Areas 

  • Task Area 1 – IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Services, and Healthcare
  • Task Area 2 – Chief Information Officer (CIO) Support
  • Task Area 3 – Imaging
  • 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 9 – Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Task Area 10 – Software Development

Benefits of CIO-SP3 


CIO-SP3 offers all Federal Agencies the accessibility and flexibility to obtain IT services from pre-vetted contractors across ten task order areas. The e-GOS system streamlines the RFP process for start-to-finish task order management. Customers have the flexibility to determine the contract type at the task order level, including the opportunity to include cost reimbursement. CIO-SP3 pairs efficiency with accessibility to ensure the best IT solution for the customer mission.


CIO-SP3 cuts out the guesswork for Federal IT services. In partnership with NITAAC, customers utilize the secure web-based e-GOS system to manage the entire RFP process to get the work started and completed faster. Under CIO-SP3 8(a) track, agencies can provide sole source awards up to $4 million, allowing customers to skip managing multiple contractors to streamline communication and services through one provider.


Is your team worried about Budget Constraints? Customers can be at ease. Customers can access the vehicle for a low access fee of .55%. All pricing is pre-negotiated, providing lower costs than the open market and less than or equal to GSA.

Work with Highlight 

Highlight has provided comprehensive IT solutions to over 20 federal government customers. Our dedication to quality sets us apart. Our HI-WAY™ quality framework combines our experience and seven certifications to ensure solutions that minimize risk and maximize results. Our contract vehicle portfolio allows our team to provide accessible mission services.

Highlight is a proud contract holder of CIO-SP3. Highlight holds contracts within both the 8(a) and Small business groups with the capability to service customers across all ten task order areas. CIO-SP3 provides customers with a convenient, efficient, and cost-effective way to obtain IT services.

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Author: Emilie Scantlebury | Senior Business Manager