CDC awards $9.7M contract to ICF International for behavioral surveillance
ICF International, a provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has won a contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide data management support and technical assistance to more than 40 CDC-funded grantees.
The contract has a value of $9.7 million and a term of one base year and four option years.
The scope of the contract calls for ICF to continue in its role operating the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS) and the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) by providing data management, technical assistance and training support to CDC and its funded grantees.
Additionally, ICF will continue the maintenance of the comprehensive standardized data management lifecycle system for these projects. ICF won the initial contract from CDC to create the DCC in 2008.
“ICF is proud to continue the important work of the CDC to strengthen the capacity nationwide to monitor HIV/AIDS,” said Jeanne Townend, executive vice president for ICF International. “ICF has more than 20 years of experience supporting the CDC, including working with the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, and the Global AIDS Program for the past 10 years.”
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NHBS is CDC’s most comprehensive system for conducting behavioral surveillance among persons at the highest risk for HIV infection in the United States. MMP produces population-based estimates of characteristics of persons with HIV infection living in the U.S. and the care that they receive.
“This contract will enable ICF to continue to support the combined output of both surveillance systems and provide local agencies with the capacity to develop appropriate prevention and treatment programs that fully respond to the needs of individuals at risk for and infected with HIV in their communities,” said David Cotton, senior vice president for ICF International.