ERT Awarded CIO-SP3 Contract for IT Solutions and Services, as a Member of Hygeia Solution Partners

Government-Wide Acquisition Contract Provides Solutions for Healthcare and Scientific IT Projects

National Institutes of Health logoERT, Inc. today announced that it is on a winning team of the Chief Information Officer – Solutions Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) contract for IT solutions and services. The contract was awarded to Hygeia Solutions Partners, a joint venture of four healthcare and IT services firms, of which ERT is a member. The indefinite delivery indefinite quantity government-wide acquisition contract has a period of performance of 10 years and a ceiling of $20 billion.

The contract, which is managed by the National Institute of Health IT Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC), provides a vehicle for federal agencies and state and local governments to easily procure services and solutions in ten task areas including IT services for biomedical research and healthcare, CIO support, imaging, outsourcing, IT operations and maintenance, integration services, critical infrastructure protection & information assurance, digital government, enterprise management systems, and software development.

"Our team is uniquely qualified to help federal agencies leverage the IT benefits of this contract vehicle for mission critical needs," said Jingli Yang, CEO of ERT. "We are pleased to be among the awardees chosen to provide quality solutions for customers across all 10 task areas of CIO-SP3."

Hygeia Solutions Partners is a joint venture company dedicated to supporting the CIO SP3 contract. Through the member companies, Hygeia provides clients with industry best-practice frameworks in management, quality, and delivery to include CMMI Level 3 certified processes; ISO 9001:2008 certified quality management systems; ITIL operations management methodology; Agile development methodology, and project management best practices as defined by PMI’s Project Management Book of Knowledge. The team includes ERT, IntelliDyne, GovPlace and Ariadne Genomics. Together they are uniquely positioned to respond to technology and biomedical research requirements for government agencies in healthcare.

Agencies can begin issuing task orders on June 1, 2012.