Global consulting and digital services provider ICF has been awarded a new multiple-award blanket purchase agreement to support the National Institutes of Health in providing biomedical, public health, clinical and consumer health information services.
The BPA, which was awarded by the National Library of Medicine, has a ceiling of $49 million and a term of three years, including a 1-year base and two 1-year option periods.
ICF’s team of public health, IT and cybersecurity specialists, along with their librarians, biostatisticians, trainers and other experts, will provide support services to NLM programs and its many databases, tools and services, including PubMed, Bookshelf, MedlinePlus and ClinicalTrials.gov. These services may include data conceptualization and standardization, collection and storage, preparation and harmonization, analysis, visualization and dissemination and delivery.
As the world’s largest biomedical library, NLM is a key public health information source to advance research and help Americans better understand vital health issues, said Mark Lee, ICF senior vice president and public sector lead.
“We are excited for the opportunity to continue to contribute to the collective body of knowledge that helps drive public and personal health decisions,” he added.