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Omnibus IV

Word cloud describing Omnibus IV: Reduced administrative burden; Clinical investigations, graduate health science education; Military health, performance & recovery; Innovation; Multiple award ID/IQ; Small business partners; Radiation health effects; Task orders; Military health system research;  56 prime contract holders; Free to use; Human subject protection compliance; Decreased acquisition time; Chemical and biological readiness; Military medical R&D; Infectious diseases; Market segments; Translational science support & services

In May 2022, the Defense Health Agency awarded the Omnibus IV Multiple Award Military Medical Research and Development Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract to 56 contract holders of a broad range of military medical research and development activities and support services. The Omnibus IV award is an important advancement that supports the future of DOD research and development (R&D) programs. Omnibus IV expands upon previous Omnibus R&D contracting vehicles which spanned more than nine years and resulted in approximately $1 billion in contracts. Omnibus IV is a larger contract with a $10 billion ceiling and 10-year ordering period.

For DOD Requirements Owners

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Download the Statement of Objectives

 

 

 

Omnibus IV supports a broad base of DOD requirements owners engaged in medical R&D and related activities and provides an opportunity to procure services in four main areas, called Market Segments:

  • Market Segment 1: Research and Development (R&D)
  • Market Segment 2: R&D Support Services
  • Market Segment 3: Regulatory Processes
  • Market Segment 4: Translational Science Support and Services – a new area under Omnibus IV that supports migrating new technologies into medical practice
For Small Businesses and Service Providers
A total of 56 prime contract holders are now eligible to compete for contracts to support activities in the four main Market Segments listed.

Industry representatives interested in connecting with one or more of the Omnibus prime contractors can download the Omnibus IV Awardee's list from SAM.gov and find awardees' Government Business Contact by CAGE code.

Services available include but are not limited to the following program areas: medical simulation technologies; infectious diseases; military health, performance and recovery; radiation health effects; chemical and biological readiness; clinical investigations, graduate health science education; and military health system research.

Omnibus IV Advantages

There are significant advantages to using Omnibus IV to meet R&D needs. Using the Omnibus IV contracting vehicle:

  • Allows for small business set asides at the task order level
  • Offers up to 5-year longevity and ceiling capacity of $10 billion over the 10-year ordering period (5-year base period plus 5-year option period)
  • Improves human subjects protection compliance – regulations are built into the contract
  • Is free to use – no client-paid Contract Access Fee (CAF) or contractor-paid Industrial Funding Fee (IFF)
  • For awards less than $25 million and depending on complexity, can decrease acquisition time and possibility of protest – task order awards can be made in as little as three months with no protest  
  • Based on task order requirements, can reduce contracting administrative burdens – performance, cost, and schedule data can be provided via the contractor-generated Acquisition Management Intelligence (AMI) Report

Omnibus IV has already been identified as the medical R&D go-to vehicle for U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA), the Naval Medical Logistics Command, and DHA contracting. 

Questions about Omnibus IV can be emailed to dha.ncr.cod-fc.mbx.dha-acq-omnibus-iv@mail.mil

 

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OMNIBUS IV Military Medical Research and Development HT001121R0004

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9/9/2022

Statement of objectives for the OMNIBUS contracting vehicles.

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This ordering guide sets forth the procedures for issuing task orders against the OMNIBUS IV MAC contract to fulfill requiring activities’ Military Medical Research and Development requirements.

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Last Updated: September 14, 2022
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