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Effective January 31, 2022, non-mission critical travel can resume with approval from the Institute/Center Executive Officer, and with a strong recommendation that the travelers follow the safety guidance and test for COVID-19 prior to returning to onsite work. Any positive test result from onsite staff should be reported to OMS who will provide additional guidance.

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1) Please note that FAR Clause 52.223-99 Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors has been added to the master contracts. Task Order Contracting Officers will not need to add the clause to individual task orders.
2) An Acquisition Plan is required for all task orders with a total value (incl. options) greater than $250,000.
3) Moving forward, CPARs will be completed at the task order level by the Task Order CO and COR.
4) LTASC III Contractors, please refer to the OALM Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) Page for more information.
5) The usage assessment for non-NIH customers to use NIHCATS III is now 1%.
Image of Office buildingThe NIH Conference, Administrative, and Travel Services III Contract (NIHCATS III) is an Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract utilizing firm fixed price and time and materials type task orders. The contract may be used to procure a wide range of conference support services from among 13 qualified small business contractors.

Please direct any questions you have to the NIHCATS III team at for a prompt response.
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TORP file iconNow Accepting New TORPs!
The team is now accpeting new FY23 TORPs. Please reach out to us if you are interested in preparing a new TORP!
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Click here to access the electronic Government Ordering System (eGOS) and place your order!

Instructions on how to use eGOS are available on the Resources page.
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NIHCATS III UsagePlease click here to learn more about customers’ use of NIHCATS III. The graph highlights the total value of awarded task orders by customer, sorted by dollar value, and will be updated monthly.
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The following five task areas are covered under this contract. You can click on individual tasks or a full listing of all services:

Travel Support

Meeting and Conference Support

Administrative Support

Website Design and Support

Documentation Support

**Full Listing of Services**

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YouTube Logo @OLAOContractsThe Office of Logistics and Acquisition Operations (OLAO) is now on YouTube! Check out the @OLAOContracts page for more information about the NIHCATS III contract. Click on the YouTube icon to the left to access the page.
Training is Available

If you would like a presentation or training regarding the contract, please complete the Training Request Form and email it to to schedule a time for our Program Support Team to come to your location. CLPs are available for participants after completion of the training.
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Image showing interlocking gearsAssessments: Agencies outside of the NIH will need to pay a .5% assessment to use NIHCATS III and an additional 2% for an assisted order. Assessments will be transferred between NIH and the requesting agency. Details are included in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) under the Resources tab.
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shaking hands icon OLAO is pleased to offer customers other support services contracts including the LTASC vehicle providing long-term administrative support, the PICS vehicle providing communication support, and the NIHBPSS vehicle providing business and professional support services. Please see our contracts handout for a brief description of each contract.
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