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Fedmarket will offer two options to assist you in completing your CIO-SP4 offering:

Model Proposal ONLY
The Model Proposal Template will consist of all volumes and files formatted according to the solicitation, file formatting requirements, and proposal submittal instructions. The files contain file completions instructions and model text whenever possible. Instructions are written by deciphering the government's overly complicated criteria for required corporate experience evidence and required contractor certifications for administrative and financial systems.

Model Proposal w/Consulting
The option includes the Model Proposal Template with unlimited hours of consulting service with a senior proposal writer. In addition to consulting, this option includes proposal review, formatting, and compiling your proposal. When you work with our consultants and deliver all requested materials, the result of this engagement is a final Proposal ready for submittal to the government.

CIO-SP4 - Due Date: June 28, 2021

The Chief Information Officer–Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a five-year optional period; with a fifteen-year period of performance.


  • Other Than Small Business: About 75 to 125 awards
  • Emerging Large Business: About 20 to 40 awards
  • Small Business: About 100 to 125 awards
  • Woman Owned Small Business: About 20 to 40 awards
  • Veteran Owned Small Business: About 20 to 40 awards
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business: About 20 to 40 awards
  • HUBZone: About 20 to 40 awards
  • 8A: About 20 to 40 awards
  • Indian Economic Enterprise: About 5 to 10 awards Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise: About 5 to 10 awards

Total contract ceiling: $50 billion
NAICS Code: 541512

CIO-SP4 intends to provide Information Technology (IT) solutions and services which include health and biomedical-related IT services to meet scientific, health, administrative, operational, managerial and information management requirements. The contract also contains general IT services partly because medical systems are increasingly integrated within a broader IT architecture, requiring a systems approach to their implementation and a sound infrastructure for their operation.

Ten Task Areas constitute the technical scope of this contract:

  • Task Area 1: IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences, and Healthcare
  • Task Area 2: Chief Information Officer (CIO) Support
  • Task Area 3: Digital Media
  • Task Area 4: Outsourcing
  • Task Area 5: IT Operations and Maintenance
  • Task Area 6: Integration Services
  • Task Area 7: Cyber Security
  • Task Area 8: Digital Government and Cloud Services
  • Task Area 9: Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Task Area 10: Software Development

Scoring - Past performance is critical, multiple projects are key in obtaining a competitive score.

The government will use a three phased approach to evaluate offerors.

Phase I: The government will review the self-scoring sheets of all offerors and notify the offerors with the highest scores that will proceed to phase II of the evaluation.
Phase II: The government will review the offerors’ documentation and compare it against the go / no-go requirements found in L.3.4, L.3.5, and M.3. Offerors that receive a go for all go / no-go requirements will proceed to phase III of the evaluation.
Phase III: The government will evaluate the offerors’ technical, management, past performance, and price proposals. An adjectival rating will be assigned to each offeror, and the most highly rated offerors will receive awards.

Self-scoring is out of 10,000 points. Top point areas include:

  • Corporate experience in up to 10 focus areas (up to 4,500 points)
  • Leading edge technology experience (up to 1,800 points)
  • Federal and multiple award contract experience (up to 1,200 points)

**The RFP specifies that the Defense Department may require contractors to obtain the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for DOD task orders.

CIO-SP4 will be awarded based on an accumulation of evaluation criteria points (past performance, strong CPARS rating, TS/Secret clearance, etc.)


  • CIO-SP4 Small Business Track TA participants (Primes and subs alike) must all be Small Business.
  • No restrictions on contractors participating on more than one TA / Joint Venture are expected (similar to CIO-SP3).
  • Socio-economic TAs must demonstrate at least 51% of the work will be performed by the disadvantaged set-aside .
  • Certifications and/or a Facility Clearance from any CTA/JV team member can be used to achieve points on the self-scoring worksheet

Relevant Corporate Experience
The proposal will provide proof of the offeror’s experience in providing the Task Area services across other government agencies and private industry for large, complex requirements. Examples of work shall include requirements with minimum dollar threshold of $500,000 for Small Business and $1M for OTSB/ELB to achieve any points.

For the purposes of attracting the various socioeconomic groups of SDVOSB, HUBZone, and WOSB and firms, the following Task Area qualifications are required at a minimum:

  • Other than Small Businesses / Emerging Large Business - All 10 task area
  • Small Business - Task Area 1 and 7 additional task areas
  • HUBZone - Task Area 1 and 4 additional task areas
  • SDVOSB - Task Area 1 and 4 additional task areas
  • WOSB - Task Area 1 and 4 additional task areas
  • 8(a) Contractor - Task Area 1 and 4 additional task areas
  • Veteran Owned Small Business - Task Area 1 and 4 additional task areas  


  • Technical Capability & Understanding section requires a technical response for each Task Area you are proposing.
  • Corporate Experience requires a minimum of 3 examples of corporate experience (or projects / contracts) that cover the task areas you wish to respond to. Up to 30 examples may be provided, with no more than 3 examples per task area. 1 of the examples MUST be for Task Area 1 and cannot be reused for any other task area. You can reuse the other examples to show experience in multiple task areas. Depending on which small business category you are in, the details vary.
  • Past Performance section requires a maximum of 3 PPQs/CPARs from projects relevant to any of the task areas and from the last 3 years. If you are using commercial contracts, you can ONLY use 1 commercial contract PPQ in this section.

If the Contracting Officer establishes separate contractor groups, the Government will make its source selection decision based on each group. Please note, if a contractor proposes in several groups they may be selected in all groups, and therefore one contract will be awarded to cover all groups


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CIO-SP4 Full-Service$4,400
CIO-SP4 Model Only$2,200