Military Health System provides pool of funds for IT contractors

By Healthcare IT News
12:00 AM

The Military Health System is investing in its future information system needs to the tune of $8 billion over the next 10 years.

Some 20 companies will share in the funding, for the set of contracts that form the Department of Defense Systems Integration, Design, Development, Operations and Maintenance Services , including Accenture, IBM, CSC and EDS.

Like similar sets of contracts and funding made available in 1995 and between September 1998 and May 2000, the D/SIDDOMS funding provides support for ongoing and future healthcare programs that support the Health Affairs, Tricare Management Activity and Military Health System missions.

Funding enables the government to acquire services, hardware and other IT components for military healthcare programs. D/SIDDOMS' scope includes the design, development, systems integration, operation and maintenance of all military healthcare IT systems.

While the $8 billion price tag is a projection to establish a contract ceiling, the pool of contractors enables the government to draw on a list of qualified and experienced contractors over the expected 10-year life of the contract.

The arrangement also creates a manageable competitive pool of providers, as required in federal spending authorization acts, and better avoiding contract-use fees.

D/SIDDOMS III contractors

• Accenture

• BCA Inc.

• Base Technologies Inc.

• CACI Inc.

• Computer Sciences Corp.

• Electronic Data Systems

• Evolvent Technologies

• IBM

• Integic Corp.

• Iowa Foundation for Medical Care

• KEI Pearson

• Northrop Grumman

• PlanetGov Inc.

• Planned Systems International Inc.

• Pragmatics

• Science Applications International Corp.

• SRA International Inc.

• TITAN Corp.

• Unisys Corp.

• Vigilant Services Corp.

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