NIH Awards Leidos $113M Prime Contract for Electronic Research Administration IT Services

Steve Comber, Leidos

Steve Comber, Leidos

Leidos announced Dec. 1 the company has been awarded a prime contract by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the Electronic Research Administration (eRA) with information technology services.

“This important program enables the synthesis of data into knowledge that can guide the management of the NIH research portfolio to help improve the nation’s health,” Leidos Health Group President Steve Comber said. “We’re pleased to continue to help the NIH enhance the functionality and usability of the grants management system and further its medical research goals.”

The eRA provides electronic systems support to manage the receipt, processing, review, award and monitoring of research and non-research grants awarded annually.

The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options and a total contract value of approximately $113 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed in Bethesda, Md.

Leidos will provide IT services necessary to support eRA in the development, maintenance and implementation of systems that are designed to accommodate NIH and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiatives. The company will also provide design and development services to the government for all eRA program modules throughout the software development lifecycle.

WashingtonExec previously spoke with Leidos Senior Vice President Rob Zitz on advice he would give to his children.

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