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   PICS OVERVIEW
  To request a training session please complete the Training Request Form and email it to PICS1@mail.nih.gov.
  CLPs are available for participants after completeion of the training.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

SOP Image The SOP provides the task order procedures and guidelines for usage and management of task orders under the PICS Vehicle. Click on the icon to access a PDF version of the document.
Task Order Procedures Handout

Task Order Procedures Handout IconThis document provides the high level task order procedures from creating a TORP, to evaluation of proposals, and through to award of task order. Refer to the SOP for a more detailed description of the task order process.
Fact Sheet

fact sheet image The fact sheet provides a quick overview of PICS, including the services, vendors, and contacts. Click on the icon to access the fact sheet.
PICS SOW

SOW IconThis document is the SOW that was provided in the PICS Contract. It provides a detailed overview of the services vendors will provide. Refer to our "Services" page for a look at each of the four task areas offered under this vehicle.
FAQ
FAQ ImageThis page contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that pertain to usage and management of task orders under PICS. It will be updated as more questions arise so check back frequently to learn more.

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PICS Contract

Contract IconThis document is the contract that was signed by all vendors and includes all the applicable regulations and contractual information.background element
   

PRE-AWARD

 
Tips For Writing SOWs

SOW TipsThis document provides guidance on writing SOWs for PICS task orders. It provides writing tips, outlines, resources and other helpful ideas. This is a good aid for writing consistent, thorough task order SOWs.
Task Order Request Package (TORP)

TORPThe first step towards initiating the PICS 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.
Selection Recommendation Document (SRD)

SRD After completing the award analysis, the Task Order Project Officer (PO) 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.
Sample Pricing Spreadsheet

TORPCustomers may tailor this sheet according to the requirements and estimated level of effort for a specific TORP. Using this tool may help  vendors to  more accurately price proposals.

NIH Conference Approval Form

Image of a computer centerConferences must be approved as per the the NIH Guidance. The appropriate approval form must be completed and approved before a TORP is submitted to the PICS Program Support Team.  
PICS Sample Evaluation Scoring Approaches

Evaluation ApproachThis document provides guidance related to evaluations proposed submitted by vendors for PICS task orders. It provides 4-5 factors for scoring and explains each in detail. This may be helpful in evaluating vendors fairly and in a consistent manner.
Sample Q&A Document

Q&A IconThis document serves as a sample to help the customer organize and answer questions submitted by contractors during the task order process.
Sample Determination and Findings Report

Sample D&F IconUse this sample Determination and Findings document when preparing a Time and Materials TORP. Click here to access the sample.
   

POST-AWARD

 
Customer Survey

Customer Survey IconCustomers, please populate one of these surveys per task order so the PICS Program Support Team can focus on continuous improvement and help you have the best experience possible with this contract.
PICS Past Performance Survey

Past Performance Survey Icon A sample past performance survey to request feedback on contractors' past performance.s.

Task Order Award Listing

Task Order Award Listing IconA 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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