Leidos has been awarded a follow-on contract to provide a range of software development services supporting the Office of Extramural Research.
The office is within the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development within the National Institutes of Health. Leidos was awarded a 1-year base period with an approximate value of $150 million if the additional four 1-year options are exercised.
The office provides solutions to manage information associated with processing, monitoring and other services for more than $30 billion in research and nonresearch grants awarded annually to improve human health through biomedical research and public health services. The office’s systems are used by applicants and grantees at more than 38,000 institutions worldwide.
Leidos will provide software development services following the eRA Agile software development lifecycle and leveraging automation and artificial intelligence to increase efficiency and drive down maintenance costs.
“Since 2008, Leidos has provided OER with eRA Software Development Support Services to enhance its framework for research administration, scientific integrity, and public accountability,” said Jon Scholl, Leidos Health Group president. “This follow-on award is a testament to our innovative software development approach and seamless technical support for a customer that is critical to the biomedical research community.”