Maryland’s Department of Information Technology (DoIT) has awarded E-AIM a 12-year CATS+ (Consulting and Technical Services Plus) Master Contract. As a CATS+ Master Contractor, E-AIM may provide IT consulting and technical services and solutions to state agencies that purchase services through this vehicle.
CATS+ is an indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract vehicle held and managed by DoIT, valid through April 21, 2028. State agencies issue Task Order Requests for Proposals (TORFPs) and Requests for Resume (RFRs) in specific Functional Areas. CATS+ offers 17 Functional Areas, covering most IT needs. Once the agency has issued its TORFP or RFR, Master Contractors approved to bid in the chosen Functional Area submit proposals and pricing.
The CATS+ advantages for agencies include:
- Master Contractors: Each Functional Area comprises a pool of pre-qualified businesses
- Cost Effectiveness and Transparency: Rates are fixed and available online
- Speed to Kickoff: Depending on scope and agency needs, average time to award is 3-6 months
What are the CATS+ Functional Areas?