The U.S. Army has just awarded Advanced IT Concepts (AITC) a contract valued at nearly $70 million for services over the next five years. The Medical Simulation Support Services (MS3) contract will assist the U.S. Army Product Manager for Medical Simulation (PM MedSim) at the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI), in providing procurement and logistics services for medical-based simulation training.
The MS3 contract is a multiple award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) type contract with one 12-month base ordering period and four 12-month ordering option periods. It was awarded as part of the federal government’s small business set-aside program. The MS3 contract includes the logistics services for the procurement, receipt packaging and shipment of kits containing medical equipment and training materials necessary to conduct medical simulation-based training at multiple locations. It will include commercial off-the-shelf equipment for training systems and/or procurement of medical supplies.
For more than a decade, AITC has been a leader in Information Technology Systems Integration and professional Services with a focus on the federal sector. Over the last four years, AITC has been providing the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) with almost the exact services offered under MS3. In March 2016, AITC was awarded a new five-year VHA contract to continue supporting this critical mission.
“Winning MS3 represents a tremendous milestone for AITC and for our sub-contractor, General Dynamics Information Systems (GDIT). This win solidifies AITC’s capabilities as an Army partner capable of achieving the complex implementation required for a successful training logistics operation,” says Gabriel Ruiz, AITC President & CEO.
AITC was awarded the contract based on an evaluation as the best-qualified contractor possessing the business practices and capabilities to meet or exceed the requirements largely due to several years of exceptional past performance in a similar capacity.
“For more than six years, AITC has supported PM MedSim by deploying IT solutions to Medical Simulation Training Centers (MSTC’s) and Training Labs around the globe. We are excited about this opportunity to expand our PM MedSim support,” says Ruiz.
In support of this contract and its logistics services expansion, AITC recently purchased a 12,300 square ft. warehouse in Longwood, FL to augment other existing facilities. This investment helps to support AITC’s current programs, while increasing capacity for future growth.
“Although our company’s niche is Information Technology, four years ago we envisioned the possibility of branching out and creating a logistics division. Our exceptional CPARS ratings over the years opened the door to other opportunities and follow-on contracts; and now…with MS3, that vision from four years ago has become a reality,” says Noel Pantoja, AITC’s VHA and MS3 Program Manager.
NOTE: * CPARS – Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System