D/SIDDOMS 3: $8B Medical IT Contract That’s a Mouthful
When you think of military healthcare, you might picture MASH doctors performing surgery on wounded soldiers. Or you might picture a US soldier injured by an IED being rehabilitated in a hospital state-side.
You probably don’t think of computers, networks and Web sites. But modern healthcare, whether military or civilian, depends on information technology for all of the advanced medical technology to work together seamlessly.
To procure military IT, the US Department of Defense developed a contract vehicle called the Defense Medical Information Systems/Systems Integration, Design, Development, Operations and Maintenance Services (D/SIDDOMS 3) contract. Just rolls off the tongue, don’t it.
While hardly Shakespeare, the contract vehicle enables US military services and the US Department of Veterans Affairs to buy medical IT equipment and services through task orders from a group of eager contractors operating under an $8 billion contract ceiling…
The D/SIDDOMS 3 contracts were awarded Dec 14/03 for a 1-year base period with 9 one-year option periods. There are 19 prime contractors:
- Accenture (W74V8H-04-D-0027)
- Apptis (W74V8H-04-D-0023)
- Base Technologies (W74V8H-04-D-0020)
- Business Computer Applications (W74V8H-04-D-0022)
- CACI (W74V8H-04-D-34)
- CSC (W74V8H-04-D-0017)
- EDS, a unit of HP (W74V8H-04-D-0030)
- Evolvent Technologies (W74V8H-04-D-0026)
- IBM (W74V8H-04-D-0029)
- Integic (W74V8H-04-D-0028) – admin only
- Iowa Foundation for Medical Care (W74V8H-04-D-0031)
- Northrop Grumman Information Technology (W74V8H-04-D-0018)
- Planned Systems International (W74V8H-04-D-0024)
- Pragmatics (W74V8H-04-D-0032)
- SAIC (W74V8H-04-D-0036)
- SRA (W74V8H-04-D-0035)
- Unisys (W74V8H-04-D-0033)
- VANGENT (W74V8H-04-D-0025)
- Vigilant Services (W74V8H-04-D-0021)
The D/SIDDOMS 3 contract provides the US Military Health System, its components, and the Department of Veterans Affairs the ability to order services, equipment, materials and facilities to design, test and operate information technology systems and system components.
Contracts and Key Events
Jan 25/09: SAIC announced it received a task order under the D/SIDDOMS 3 contract to provide information technology system performance management services for the Military Health System (MHS) Tri-Service Infrastructure Management Program Office (TIMPO). The follow on task order has a 1-year base period of performance, 4 one-year options and total value of more than $16 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Falls Church, VA; San Diego, CA; and San Antonio, TX.
Jan 14/09: Pragmatics announced that it received a task order from the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity under the D/SIDDOMS 3 contract to develop an Internet-based Web site to serve as a single access and integration point for returning service members and their families to obtain information about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health conditions. The task order has a value of $5.5 million if all options are exercised.
Under the contract, Pragmatics and teammate NT Concepts will provide creative design, including audiovisual expertise, instructional and interactive design, and development of multimedia content; Web site engineering, including Web and database development, hosting support, testing, quality assurance, and operations and maintenance; and testing and quality control.