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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)


Task Order Request Package (TORP)

							Government Ordering System (eGOS)The first step towards initiating the NIHCATS III task order process is completing a Task Order Request Package (TORP). The TORP will provide details of the specific services requested. This document will guide you through the information required.

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) Template

Sample Statement of Work (SOW)A task order SOW template has been provided for your reference. SOWs should provide sufficient detail for contractors to prepare a solid technical and business proposal. The length of the SOW will depend on the complexity of the requirement.

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 Template

Funding Memo Template A funding memo is required as part of the Task Order Request Package (TORP). The memo confirms that funding is available for the requirement. Your signed funding memo must reference the TORP number and estimated dollar amount. This template is available if needed.

Q&A Template

Q&A TemplateAfter the TORP is released, contractors will have an opportunity to email clarification questions. This template will help you compile those contractor questions and make it easier to organize and respond to them.

  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

Task Order Award ListingUpdated: July 27, 2018 - A list of task order awards. This includes the TORP number and the vendor that received the award. Check back often for updates.

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