NOAA Mission IT Services (NMITS)
The NOAALink Program Office (NPO) is proud to introduce NOAA Mission IT Services (NMITS), an exciting new addition to the tools at our disposal to help customers succeed. NMITS joins a family of acquisition vehicles tailor-made to deliver IT solutions and provides access to the best and most efficient IT offerings from a variety of small business firms.
The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Mission Information Technology Services (NMITS) is a small business set-aside Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) contract vehicle with five base years and a five-year option period. This $2.1B vehicle utilizes General Services Administration’s (GSA) IT Schedule 70 and is administered by a joint effort from the NOAA Office of the CIO (OCIO) / NOAALink Program Office (NPO) and NOAA’s Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) / Corporate Services Acquisition Division (CSAD).
What is NMITS?
The NMITS BPA vehicle, referred to simply as “NMITS”, provides information technology (IT) services, solutions, and support. NMITS is the acquisition framework for delivering the full scope of IT services and capabilities to support NOAA-wide IT solutions for Line Offices, Staff Offices, and Corporate Services Offices. NMITS will be utilized by all NOAA Offices.
NMITS allows NOAA missions the ability to procure IT tools and support in areas such as enterprise services, application administration, enterprise and cloud computing, data and voice network services, cybersecurity and information assurance. Furthermore, there are many customer benefits to utilizing NMITS as an acquisition vehicle. NMITS provides opportunities for technical consolidation which will result in increased economies of scale. Additionally, the selected vendors were authorized through a rigorous review process during the NMITS evaluation phase and have been validated as companies with extensive knowledge of NOAA and our critical missions.
Benefits of NMITS
NMITS enables NOAA missions to procure IT tools and provides a broad range of support in areas such as enterprise services, application administration, enterprise and cloud computing, data and voice network services, cybersecurity and information assurance. Customers putting NMITS to use should find it easier to succeed and enjoy a smoother journey through the IT acquisition process. As a customer-focused 10-year contract, NMITS features the following service enhancements:
Enhanced Performance – Selected vendors are pre-vetted and have extensive knowledge of NOAA and our critical missions
Investment in Innovation – NMITS contractors have a goal in identifying and coordinating emerging IT solutions and technology integration opportunities
Broad Corporate Engagement – Market research for sources is simplified for quicker reviews and approval
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