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Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)The SOP provides the task order procedures and guidelines for usage and management of task orders under the NIHCATS III Vehicle. Click on the icon to access a PDF version of the document.


NIHCATS III ContractThis document is the contract that was signed by all vendors and includes all the applicable regulations contractual information.
Task Order Procedures Handout

Task Order Procedures HandoutThis document provides the high level task order procedures from creating a TORP, to evaluation and award, to managing the awarded task order. Refer to the SOP for a more detailed description of the task order process.

NIHCATS III SOWThis document is the SOW that was provided in the NIHCATS III RFP. It provides a detailed overview of the services vendors will provide. Refer to our "Services" page for a look at each of the five task areas offered under this vehicle.
Fact Sheet

Fact SheetThe fact sheet provides a quick overview of NIHCATS III, including the services, vendors, and contacts. Click on the icon to access the fact sheet.


FAQThis document is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that pertain to usage and management of task orders under NIHCATS III. It will be updated as more questions arise so check back frequently to learn more.

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  PRE-AWARD (Task Order)


electronic Government Ordering System (eGOS)

							Government Ordering System (eGOS)We are transitioning the task order request process from email to the electronic Government Ordering System (eGOS). As we are in transition, please review the Customer eGOS Manual. Contractors may refer to the Contractor eGOS Guide and the Contractor PM eGOS Guide.

Efficient Spending Policy

Efficient Spending PolicyConferences must be approved as per the NIH Guidance. HHS Divisions other than NIH should consult their own policy or refer to the HHS Guidance. The appropriate approval form must be completed before a TORP is submitted to the NIHCATS III Program Support Team.

Sample Determination and Findings

Sample Determination and FindingsUse this sample Determination and Findings document when preparing a Time and Materials TORP. Click here to access the sample.

Selection Recommendation Document (SRD) Template

SRD TemplateAfter completing the award analysis, the Task Order Contracting Officer Representative (COR) prepares an SRD to document the evaluation and provide a rationale for selection. The Program Support Team has developed an SRD template to facilitate this step.

Amendment Template

TORP Amendment TemplateComplete this amendment template and upload it in eGOS when you need to create an amendment. Click here to see a completed sample.

Technical Evaluation Panel Report Template

General TEP Report TemplateA template that provides a useful structure on which to base your TEP report.

Task Order Statement of Work (SOW) Sample

Sample Statement of Work (SOW)SOWs should provide sufficient detail for contractors to prepare solid technical and business proposals. The length of the SOW will depend on the complexity of the requirement. Please visit the OLAO Office of Acquisition website for other helpful examples and templates.

Tips for Writing SOWs

Tips for Writing Statement of WorkThis document provides guidance on writing Statements of Work (SOWs). It provides writing tips, outlines, resources and other helpful ideas. This is a good aid for writing consistent, thorough task order SOWs.


Funding Memo TemplateFunding must be available for every requirement. If the total value (base plus option years) of your task order is less than $250,000, this funding memo template will suffice and can be made part of your TORP. If greater than $250,000, an acquisition plan will be needed.

Task Order Milestone Schedule Template
Task Order Milestone schedule TemplatePlease consider using the Task Order Milestone Schedule Template to schedule and track key milestones during the task order process. Though this documents is not required, the Program Support team strongly encourages using it

  POST-AWARD (Task Order)


Contractor Performance Survey

Contractor Performance SurveyCustomers, please populate one of these surveys per task order so that the NIHCATS III team can better monitor contractor performance.

Task Order Award Listing

NIHCATS usageUpdated: January 4, 2023 - Please 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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