A research request was sent to OS AI seeking a list of some of the top partner [and/or competitor] options related to a potential FY 2023 recompete of a 3 1/2-year Department of Health and Human Services National Cancer Institute (NCI) support contract.  

Please note that as this was requested research, only a high-level view is provided here. The research requester received the complete report and list of partner options.  

Provided below are some of the competitive details shared with us by the requestor, followed by some high-level research, and what we call our Six Four One. 

Details Provided by Requestor 

Scope: This is a recompete of a 42-month contract to provide the provide the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute with a range of portfolio modernization, platform development and digital service center support services in partnership with the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT). The contract was awarded to ITG as a small business set-aside action on CIO-SP3 SB with a total expected value of $49M. NIH has blown through the ceiling with more than $70M obligated to date.  

Competitive Details (if known):  

Related Data: 

Key Points of Contact: 

  • Kelly Lael, Contracting Officer, NITAAC 
  • Shiva Esparham, Sr. Software Engineering Manager, ICF 
  • David Drake, Technical Manager, ITG 
  • Jordan Dargon Parsons, Vice President, FDA & NIH Account Executive, ICF 
  • David Chang, Branch Chief, NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
  • Jeff Shilling, CIO and Chief of IT at National Cancer Institute (NCI), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) 

The Top Partners and Competitors and the Six Four One 

A list of 29 large and small companies who were well positioned to win this contract, as well as 8 key influencers, was generated and provided to the research requestor. The full list will not be published publicly, but we are including here what we call our Six Four One.   

Six emerging small businesses to know  

Four large firms making strategic investments in support of the agency  

Note: This group of 10 companies is a subset of the 38 companies we identified and provided as part of the broader partners and competitors list. Whether it is key hires, key investments, or a proven ability to win, the list highlighted companies positioned to bid and win this contract, as a sub or Prime. Investments do not guarantee success, but they do signify intent.  

One agency opportunity influencer  

  • Sue Pan, Branch Chief, Digital Services and Solutions Branch (DSSB), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) 

Note: OS AI provided a list of 8 key opportunity influencers to the requester. Whether it is a current government leader driving change, an industry leader, or a recent former Federal official who can support capture, serve as key personnel, or ensure delivery upon award, this is a group of leaders any bidder will want to get to know.  

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About OrangeSlices AI 

Developed by a team of government and industry contracting subject matter experts, the OrangeSlices AI data driven platform is a publicly available searchable listing of the top information technology and consulting services contractors doing business with the Federal government today. Driven by a robust and comprehensive set of authoritative and trusted data sources, the OS AI tool is intended to help government and industry leaders find the right partner to help deliver on the important missions of the Federal government. Learn more about how you can engage with OS AI here.  

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