Beacon, a leader in performance-based solutions, announced that it is a member of the winning Hygeia Solutions Partners (Hygeia) team for the Chief Information Officer – Solutions Partners 3 (CIOSP3) contract. CIO-SP3 is a 10-year, $20 billion Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).
Under the task areas of the CIOSP3 vehicle, Beacon provides solutions in the areas of health communications, workforce management, document management and program management. They will leverage the CIOSP3 vehicle to partner with their Government clients and proactively address critical health and operations-related services in support of federal agencies' health missions.
“We know times are difficult right now,” states Susan Phin, Beacon’s Program Manager responsible for overseeing their Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) contracts. “HHS and NIH don’t have the funding or resources available that they used to, yet they still have a vital mission to support. We [Beacon] are experts in helping our client’s ‘do more with less’ and want to help address the many challenges facing NIH and other similar health agencies. The CIOSP3 vehicle provides an avenue for us to do this.”
Ms. Phin has been the Program Manager for Beacon’s long-term administrative support contract with the NIH since 2010. She has served as the program and operations manager on several federal programs, being recognized for her ability to optimize processes and technology, achieving cost efficiencies, improved quality, and enhanced customer service for her clients. Ms. Phin hopes to achieve similar efficiencies and quality improvements for other bureaus within NIH and HHS by leveraging the CIOSP3 vehicle.
CIOSP3 provides a vehicle for federal agencies, and state and local governments, to easily procure services and solutions in ten task areas, including Information Technology (IT) services for biomedical research and healthcare, Chief Information Office (CIO) support, imaging, outsourcing, IT operations and maintenance, integration services, critical infrastructure protection and information assurance, digital government, enterprise management systems, and software development. Agencies can begin issuing task orders on June 1, 2012.