NIH conducts A-76 review of systems group

The National Institutes of Health has announced a competitive sourcing study to determine whether its systems administration activities should be contracted out instead of remaining inside the government.

Under the Office of Management and Budget's Circular A-76, NIH will review the services now provided by 81 federal employees. The agency of the Health and Human Services Department posted the announcement Friday at FedBizOpps.gov.

The competitive sourcing will study operational planning, operational continuity, systems management, system security, backup and recovery, training, support and documentation to assess if contractors can perform the activities at lower cost. NIH will complete the competitive review Dec. 14 and announce the decision Dec. 19.

In another competitive sourcing review, HHS decided to keep IT and systems operations support services in house in the department's program support center. HHS posted the special notice last week in FedBizOpps.gov.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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