CDC Information Management Services (CIMS)

ICF IDIQ with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



ICF International is one of the firms awarded a highly competitive Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support CDC Information Management Services (CIMS).

Through the ten-year period of performance, ICF will compete for task orders in the Information Management and Management Consulting Domains. The maximum overall IDIQ contract value is approximately $4 billion for the ten-year period.

This contract covers all components of CDC including any new organizational entities that may be added during the contract period. This contract also covers work for CDC's intergovernmental grantees, such as state, local and international health agencies, other contractors working for CDC, and other HHS organizational components.

From program design and startup through system implementation and measurement, the ICF CIMS team supports government clients in achieving mission success. We have assembled the right managers, staff, partner firms, and supporting resources to achieve the CIMS contract objectives. We will bring to bear our Health, Health Informatics, and IT Management services for CDC clients in support of the CIMS contract.


Contract Number:

Period of Performance:
09/30/2010 - 09/29/2020
(Base and 4 Option Periods)

Type of Task Order:
Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Time and Materials (T&M), Labor-Hour (LH) or a combination thereof.

CDC Contracting Officer:

Steve Lester
Contracting Officer
Procurement and Grants Office
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



Additional CIMS Information

ICF's CIMS program leaders have built their careers around CDC and public health.

Project Director

David Cotton, MPH, PhD

Deputy Project Director

Carlos Vélez, JD, PMP

Program Manager—Information Management Domain

Chris Bishop 

Program Manager—PM Management Consulting Domain

Terry McKittrick, PMP


8(a), Woman Owned Small Business. Information Technology and Program Management Services to the Federal Government

APEX Systems 

Atlanta- and DC-based staffing engine with experience placing skilled technical personnel to support CDC task orders

Blended Ventures 

Small Business. CDC systems development experience and proven results using the CDC Unified Process and the Enterprise Performance Life Cycle


Leading global IT and management services firm with capabilities in public health surveillance and enterprise resource planning (ERP). 10+ years serving on CMS ID/IQs, including provider-based systems, healthcare quality reporting, and

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Small Business. Leading provider of COTS workforce management systems and developer of custom applications. Principle skills include enterprise .Net development, data warehousing and business intelligence, and data management and quality control.


Computational science and high-end physical modeling. Service-oriented architecture; knowledge discovery

Paragon Technology Group 

8(a), Woman Owned Small Business. CMS and NIH IT systems, database development, ERP experience

SRM Group 

HUBZone, 8(a). CDC experience in enterprise systems architecture. Advanced ERP, BPR, and human resources planning capabilities

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Based in Atlanta, Georgia, provides flexible Health IT Solutions.  Works with federal, state, and commercial customers to define, implement, and manage a broad range of solutions across multiple platforms, systems, and networks.


8(a), Small Disadvantaged Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. Experienced senior team delivering IT and management consulting. Staff average 13+ years of experience; 75 percent with advanced degrees


Delivered data systems for NIOSH results in experience and understanding of how IT supports the NIOSH mission

Information Management Services

Management Consulting Services

  • Planning, design, development, maintenance, engineering, integration, and retirement of information systems
  • Requirements gathering, analysis, system prototyping, conversion, implementation, user education and training, development of user guides, change control, system testing, systems security controls, system documentation, and quality assurance
  • Collection, analysis, transformation, dissemination, visualization, and management of data, information, and knowledge in all forms and media
  • Data standards development, health IT, public health informatics, decision support, data modeling, interoperability services, health information exchanges, service-oriented architecture, graphics and Web design, technical writing and editing, and data entry
  • Software process improvement, information security, modeling and simulation, IV&V, security and privacy assessment and monitoring, and project and program management
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Case Development
  • Performance Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Decision Support and Analytics
  • Program Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
  • Continuity of Operations Planning
  • Project and Program Management
  • Capital Planning and Portfolio Assessment
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Study and Design
  • Transformation and Change Management
  • Human Capital and Workforce Analysis
  • Training
  • Communications
  • Governance Support

Contract Information

Ordering Process

There are four steps for a customer to create a task order through the CIMS contract:

  • STEP 1: The Program Office develops the Request for Task Order Proposal (RFTOP) package and submits it to the CIMS Program Management Office (CPMO).

  • STEP 2: The CPMO reviews the RFTOP and submits it to the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO). The PGO and CPMO determine the appropriate domain area (e.g. Information Management, Management Consulting, IT Infrastructure) and business category (e.g. Full and Open/Large Business, Small Business Set Aside, 8(a) Set Aside).

  • STEP 3: The PGO Contracting Officer (CO) issues theRFTOP to contractors in the selected domain/category. Contractors submit proposals by the date and time specified, usually 2–4 weeks depending on size and complexity. Technical proposals are reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts (SMEs) and price proposals are reviewed by Contracting Officer. The CO makes best value determination.

  • STEP 4: The CO places the order with the contractor that represents the best value.

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