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14 June 2012 – TestPros is part of a team led by Smartronix that won the TRICARE Management Activity prime contract to develop new information technology (IT) systems for the Military Health System (MHS) Pacific Joint Information Technology Center (JITC). The mission of the JITC is to research, test, and develop medical solutions and products through a series of pilots and/or prototypes that deliver mission-critical value and actionable information to the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments. The Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract has a ceiling value of up to $300 million and a performance period of five years. The Pacific JITC vehicle enables customers to use task orders to support IT requirements that support the Department of Defense (DoD) medical readiness requirements and IT modernization needs across the medical continuum of care through research studies, proof of concept demonstrations, and prototyping.

TestPros wins Master Ordering Agreement (MOA) for the Electronic FAA Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (e-FAST) program. e-FAST has a 2 billion dollar ceiling and is the FAA’s preferred vehicle for Small Business mission and information technology services.  TestPros was awarded all 8 functional areas under e-FAST.


TestPros wins contract for the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA), Office of Consular Systems and Technology (CST) for independent verification and validation services. TestPros is part of a team of three companies that will share this award. Under the contract, TestPros will provide independent verification and validation (IV&V) testing to all CA applications developed by CST software development groups prior to deployment.

TestPros wins Quality Assurance and IV&V oversight support contract for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Management and Accounting System (LMAS) for a one year base period plus four additional one year options.   Support tasks include the full range of independent test, validation, verification, and evaluation services and configuration management solutions to ensure that all IT products and services meet SBA user needs, and are performing to defined design, cost, schedule and performance specifications/capabilities.

TestPros GSA Alliant team wins Defense Information Systems Agency for the DISA Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) Electronic File Delivery (EFD) program for a one year base period plus four additional one year options.  Support tasks include the full range of software development, software maintenance, security test and evaluation, security patch management, and Tier-3 Help Desk services.

TestPros GSA Alliant team wins U.S. Coast Guard Coastwatch Intelligence Analysis, Production, and Contingency Support Services contract to provide intelligence analysis services covering multiple disciplines including all-source intelligence, biometric intelligence, geopolitical intelligence,and human intelligence (HUMINT).

TestPros wins contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of a team to perform independent validation and performance testing of the HITECH National Level Repository (NLR). The goal of the NLR is to collect information on all eligible providers and hospitals, process and deliver incentive payments, to prevent duplicate payments, and coordinate technical assistance and reporting. Tasks include managing and performing functional acceptance testing, performance and stress testing, end-to-end testing with other systems and contractors, as well as regression testing.



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Contract Name: Chief Information Officer — Solutions & Partners 3 (CIO-SP3)
Contract Number: # HHSN316201200046W
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Contract Expiration Date: May 31, 2022
Program Ceiling: $20 billion
Type of TOs: T&M, FFP, CPAF, CPFF, and CPIF

TestPros Points of Contact:

Program Manager

Kevin Murray
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Telephone: 703-298-4695


SGT Points of Contact:

Program Manager

Douglas Hayes
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Telephone:  301-313-3503   

Deputy Program Manager and SGT-CTA Business Development Lead

Joe Fields
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Telephone: 301-489-1151

Contract Administrator

Julie Smith
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Telephone: 301-486-3178

Contract Features

CIO-SP3 provides a highly flexible contracting option for obtaining the full-range IT services and solutions under the 10 task areas listed below.

  • Task Area 1: IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences, 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

Examples of the wide variety of work supported under these task areas can be found in Article C.2 in the copy of our attached contract.

CIO-SP3 Benefits

  • Fast streamlined ordering process - work can begin in as little as 30 days
    • Agency submits RFP to NIH for free 24 hour assessment
    • If in scope NIH distributes RFP to CIO-SP3 contractors
    • Contractors respond with proposals
    • Agency selects awardee and issues a task order and related documents
  • Open to all federal agencies with agency level control (no delegation of authority required)
  • Flexible pricing options including Time and materials (T&M) Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF), Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF), Cost Plus Incentive Fee (CPIF), as well as ‘hybrid" pricing that may include 2 or more of these pricing options
  • Worldwide performance area
  • Low 1% access fee
  • Secure, easy to use electronic government order system (eGOS)
  • Free training on GWACs, FAR 16, and NITAAC contracts & order system training - certification awarded for two continuous learning points)
  • Limited protest ability on orders under $10 million
  • Wide range of labor categories to fulfill requirements
  • Competition based pricing
  • Flexibility to add additional subcontractors or labor categories as required to meet evolving or specialized requirements.

The SGT-CTA Team

SGT has successfully supported a broad-range of civilian and defense clients with our leadership in program management, IT, engineering, and science expertise. Clients include: NASA, NOAA, USGS, DOT, NSA, USAF, and NRO, as well as many other federal customers. Our average more than 94% award fees offer testimony of our ability to provide exceptional service. We hold the following certifications: ISO 9001:2008; AS9100C; ISO20000; CMMI Level 3.

Palmetto GBA (Palmetto) has supported the Government Programs Division of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina (BCBS of SC) for more than 12 years. Palmetto is the largest and most diverse Medicare contractor in the nation. Thousands of health care providers and several million consumers across the country rely on Palmetto's award winning business model to meet the demands and stay ahead of an ever-changing health care market.

Primescape Solutions Inc. (Primescape) is a Small Disadvantaged Business 8(a) business that provides a full range of information technology support and solutions for its clients. Their services include infrastructure management, applications delivery, business intelligence, and strategic business consulting. They also bring health care experience to the Team via their support of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) where they designed, developed, and maintained the system that supports the Section 340B discount drug program.

Southern Research Institute (SR) brings to our Team the unique ability to combine high-quality biomedical research with our IT expertise. The comprehensive nature of SR's life sciences program supports research in biochemistry, oncology, virology, bacteriology, toxicology, pharmacology, immunology, and organic, computational, and analytical chemistry. As a result of its long-term experience (over 40 years) in life science research, SR is recognized internationally for development of over 20 cancer therapeutics and the evaluation of antiviral and antimicrobial drugs, biologicals, vaccines, as well as for the excellence of its infectious disease-related programs. Within its Engineering Division, which includes such environmental and energy capabilities as emissions control and waste water treatment, as well as materials science and mechanical engineering, SR has been at the forefront of supporting the objectives of clients such as DoD, DoT, EPA, NASA, and a variety of other governmental and private sector clients.

Key Subcontractors

TestPros is a small business providing Independent IT auditing, quality assurance (QA), independent verification and validation (IV&V), oversight, compliance, security assessment, software assurance, software development, Help Desk and related services to government and commercial industry. In addition to their uniquely focused IV&V and other software assurance qualifications, TestPros was added to the Team because of their significant experience in supporting various Department of Defense medical information systems.

Strategic Health Solutions (SHS) is a woman-owned small business that provides professional health care-related solutions and services for state and federal government agencies including five prime contracts with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). They provide subject matter expertise in detecting and preventing fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, including the new Prescription Drug Benefit program and providing medical review for Medicare appeals and in support of benefit integrity work. Employing trainers and educators, medical reviewers, data analysts, and healthcare policy experts, SHS develops targeted, insightful solutions for their clients.

Prompt payment terms: None offered


For complete contract information, see the NIH Web site. NITAAC.nih.gov then click CIO-SP3.

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