ICF International of Fairfax, Va., has been awarded a re-compete contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide data management support and technical assistance to more than 40 CDC-funded grantees. The contract has a value of $9.7 million and a term of one base year, plus four optional years.
The scope of the contract calls for ICF to continue operating the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS) and the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP). ICF will provide data management, technical assistance and training support to CDC and its grantees. ICF also will continue maintenance of the standardized data management lifecycle system for the projects. ICF was awarded the initial contract to create the DCC in 2008.
“This contract will enable ICF to continue to support the combined output of both surveillance systems and provide local agencies with the capacity to develop appropriate prevention and treatment programs that fully respond to the needs of individuals at risk for and infected with HIV in their communities,” said David Cotton, senior vice president for ICF.
The NHBS conducts behavioral surveillance among persons at the highest risk for HIV infection in the U.S. MMP produces population-based estimates of characteristics of persons with HIV infection living in the U.S. and the care that they receive.