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NIH Acquisition Org Initiates Corrective Action on $50B CIO-SP4 IT Support GWAC

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology)

The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center informed the Government Accountability Office that it would initiate corrective action on the potential 10-year, $50 billion Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners follow-on contract for IT platforms and services after 119 protests were filed with GAO.

NITAAC will only accept revised bids from vendors that submitted proposals as of Aug. 27, 2021, and are affected by the changes outlined in the amendment document for the CIO-SP4 governmentwide acquisition contract solicitation, according to a notice posted Wednesday.

By the week of Jan. 3, the center intends to release an amendment providing instructions on how to update and submit revised offers. Revised proposals are due Jan. 21.

The document includes changes that will impact vendors in mentor-protege arrangements. Under the amendment, mentors can submit a maximum of two experience examples per task area regardless of the size of their businesses.

Proteges can only “submit a minimum of one experience example overall covering any task areas in the corporate experience area (L.5.2.1) or any other experience area (L.5.2.2 – L.5.2.4),” the amendment reads.

In June, the Professional Services Council asked NITAAC to provide more information on the contract vehicle and extend the deadline of proposals for CIO-SP4.

CIO-SP4 is a government wide acquisition contract that has a five-year base term and five option years and is meant to meet the needs of agencies for IT platforms and services across 10 task areas, including biomedical research, health care and health sciences; digital government and cloud services; cybersecurity; and software development.

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UNDER DEVELOPMENT (Insights for Developers)

EWM Partial Inspection on one Handling Unit – QM Interface

Partial Inspection on one Handling Unit

Conception: – With SAP S/4 HANA (both embedded EWM vs decentralized EWM), this feature enables to record inspection results and usage decisions for the partial quantities of an inspection lot, when, for example, only some of the stock items in the inspection lot are of good quality. The EWM SAP system then creates a partial lot and triggers follow-up actions for the partial lot quantities.

Partial Inspection on one Handling Unit

Context: – EWM SAP is integrated with the SAP QM component using inspection lot origin 17 (see above). When maintaining usage decisions for partial quantities, below business process can be performed.

  • Split quantities further than how they are split when received into the warehouse (which can be, for example, by pallet or handling unit (HU)).
  • Record a quantity difference between the quantity expected and the quantity received.
  • Change product numbers or batch numbers.
  • Assign serial numbers for partial quantities.
  • Manually trigger follow-up actions.
  • Repack partial quantities into new destination HUs and close HUs.
  • Print HU labels.
  • Change the layout of the Stock Items to Be Inspected screen into a vertical or horizontal split screen for improved visibility with many stocks.

So, how do we accomplish this? Lets get into the steps below

Procedure for a Partial Inspection on a Single HU
  • Maintain usage decision codes in Customizing for Quality Management under Quality Inspection–> Inspection Lot Completion–> Edit Code Groups and Codes for Usage Decisions.
  • Maintain code sets for decisions for full quantities (inspection lots) and code sets for decisions for partial quantities (partial lots) in Customizing for Quality Management under Quality Inspection–> Inspection Lot Completion–> Edit Selected Sets for Usage Decisions.
  • Assign the code sets for your warehouse in Customizing for Quality Management under Basic Settings –> Maintain Settings at Plant Level.
  • Maintain follow-up actions for usage decisions and indicate that they are EWM follow-up actions in Customizing for Extended Warehouse Management under Cross Process Settings Quality Management–> Inspection Results–> Maintain Follow-Up Actions.

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