Contract Will Keep Jobs In State of Maryland
FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions to government organizations, today announced that the National Library of Medicine on behalf of the Center for Information Technology (CIT) has awarded SRA the National Institutes of Health (NIH) IT Customer Service Portfolio contract. The base period for this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity single-award contract is one year, with four one-year options. If all options are exercised, the contract is valued at approximately $60 million.
“We look forward to managing this project for NIH, supporting the important infrastructure that spans the range of Institutes and Centers both at NIH Headquarters and around the United States,” said SRA Health Group Senior Vice President Paul Nedzbala. “Because of this program, SRA will employ nearly 100 positions in the state of Maryland with work conducted at NIH headquarters.”
Under the contract, SRA will provide support to the Division of Customer Support (DCS) Program Management and related support activities, including a full range of NIH IT service desk service, training support and desk top support. SRA will also provide desktop support to the NIH Institutes/Centers (ICs) and other designated customers with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with IT training and training resources to the NIH ICs.
About SRA International, Inc.
SRA is dedicated to solving complex problems of global significance for government organizations serving the national security, civil government, health, and intelligence and space markets. Founded in 1978, the company has expertise in such areas as cyber security; disaster response planning; enterprise resource planning; environmental strategies; energy systems and sustainability; IT systems, infrastructure and managed services; learning technologies; logistics; public health preparedness; public safety; strategic management consulting; and systems engineering.
SRA employs approximately 7,000 employees serving clients from its headquarters in Fairfax, Va., and offices around the world. For additional information on SRA, please visit www.sra.com.
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