The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected ICF (ICFI), a consulting and technology services provider to government and commercial clients around the world, for three contracts with a combined value of up to $44.5m.
The contracts, awarded in the third quarter, will expand ICF’s role as a leader in technology, surveillance and health analytics.
“ICF has long-standing history of supporting CDC’s mission through our survey, research and health analytics work and the development of IT systems to support these and a wide range of other critical public health needs,” said Barbara Rudin, executive vice president for ICF.
“We look forward to expanding our role in supporting health informatics and systems that improve the CDC’s ability to acquire, analyze and distribute data for the benefit of public health.”
The new agreements broaden ICF’s support of the CDC through improved analytic capabilities in research and surveillance, strategic planning, enterprise and data architecture, software engineering and assessment, technical support and management consulting. The contracts include:
Two new multiple award blanket purchase agreements with CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics’ Division of Health Care Statistics. ICF will support CDC’s National Health Care Surveys with survey design and implementation, electronic data collection, processing of administrative data and electronic health records, data storage and warehousing, and data integration including record linkage. The contracts are valued up to $35 million over five years.
A re-compete health analytics contract with CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention to serve as the Data Coordinating Center for its HIV Supplemental Surveillance System. ICF currently provides support, oversight and technical assistance to 43 grantees nationwide funded by CDC in its two largest HIV behavioral surveillance systems: the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System and the Medical Monitoring Project.
ICF ensures that the CDC has high-quality, timely data that are ready for analysis, dissemination and use for program and policy improvement. The contract has a value of $9.5 million and a term of five years, including one base year and four option years.
ICF has been at the center of critical global health issues for nearly 50 years, working with clients in the government, business, nonprofit and academic worlds to improve health outcomes and promote well-being.
Informed by this depth of experience, ICF’s pioneering solutions have had a positive and lasting impact on the field, from establishing baseline costs of providing AIDS treatment throughout the developing world to operating two CDC national surveillance systems with real-time reporting of diseases like the flu and Ebola to conducting the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey – the premier instrument for measuring health risk behaviors among high school students.