In a win that recognizes our 20 years of addressing the global health needs, the QED Group has been selected to implement the International Technical, Operational, and Professional Support Services III (ITOPSS 3.0) project. This five-year contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strengthens our already long-lasting relationship with the department. Through this award, QED will provide crucial support and professional services for CDC in response to a rapidly changing health sector, requiring new and emerging technical skills.
ITOPSS allows the CDC to access outside expertise to achieve its mandate. The five-year contract, which is a part of the U.S. government’s commitment to improve health around the world, carries a ceiling of $250 million. As part of its global mandate, the CDC implements programs to prevent new HIV infections, improve care and support to people affected by the virus, and build global capacity to fight the AIDS epidemic. At QED, ITOPSS 3.0 will be part of the Global Health Solutions practice area, which represents our unique approach using innovation, technology, monitoring, evaluation, and learning to provide insights for improved organizational impact and performance.
Responding to the win, QED CEO Neelima Grover said, “QED is excited to have won this opportunity again and looks forward to working with the CDC, and to expand on our commitment to global health and innovation under our Global Health Solutions practice area“.
Since July 1998, the QED Group has been providing technical and professional services to global health programs in more than 95 countries. We believe that the global health challenges interconnect the world and call for multidisciplinary solutions. At QED, we actively support integration of innovation in international healthcare to achieve global health security and make solutions more accessible and efficient. Having developed a strong reputation for our global work to improve organizational efficiency and manage results, we are excited to be taking on the challenges and opportunities that ITTOPS 3.0 brings. QED’s Director of Global Health Solutions, Innovation and Data, Ms. Darlene Irby will serve as the IDIQ Director on the project, bringing in more than 15 years of global health expertise to it.
“As we approach our 20-year anniversary, we look forward to building on that reputation and providing the CDC with the best consultants to achieve their goals,” added Ms. Grover.