ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, was recently awarded a new multiple-award blanket purchase agreement (BPA) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Global Health (CGH). The agreement, the Global Data and Technical Assistance (G-DATA) BPA, has a ceiling of $150 million and a term of five years.
Through G-DATA, ICF will provide a wide range of technical assistance, scientific services, health data analytics and other program activities to CGH and collaborating partners around the globe—CDC field offices, ministries of health, international government agencies, private businesses and community and public health organizations. Activities will focus on building institutional capacity, sustainability and resilience across CDC’s portfolio of global health countries in a number of areas: business services; training; program services; monitoring and evaluation of health programs and systems; health economics and finance; surveillance and surveys, statistics, modeling and epidemiologic investigations; and auxiliary and support services.
To support this work, ICF brings a dedicated team of clinical experts, evaluators, statisticians, economists and information systems specialists armed with the latest evidence-based research practice and methodology needed to navigate the changing landscape of disease epidemiology.
"For 15 years and in more than 30 countries, ICF has helped CDC and its partners successfully build then support sustainable health systems designed to fight disease, prepare for new and emerging threats and advance global health security," said Christine Walrath, vice president for ICF International. "We are thrilled to continue to help these organizations mitigate this enormous capacity-building challenge and to advance CDC’s mission 'to promote the health and quality of life of people by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.'"
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