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Consulting and Technical Services+ (CATS+)

The Consulting & Technical Services+ (CATS+) contract is a Maryland statewide Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (MA-IDIQ) contract that enables State government to procure IT consulting and technical services in a timely and economical manner. Through CATS+, State of Maryland agencies have a flexible means of obtaining IT solutions and resources quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. Through Task Order RFP (TORFP) and Request for Resume (RFR) for specific labor needs, the CATS+ vehicle has the following benefits:

  • Drastically reduces timeline to solicit and obtain IT services
  • TORFPs take as few as 30 days to solicit and award
  • RFR provide for an even shorter process to obtain specific services quickly
  • Multiple Functional Areas covering the full spectrum of IT services

Contract Term: Apr 22, 2013 – Apr 21, 2028

Ordering Period: Our Master Contract is effective through Apr 21, 2028.

Task Order Types: The contract allows for the placement of Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Labor Hour, or Time and Materials (T&M) task orders using the labor categories and ceiling rates defined in the contract.

Eligibility: Use of this contract is limited to State of Maryland government agencies.

Covered Functional Areas


Functional Area 1 – Enterprise Service Provider (ESP)
X Functional Area 2 – Web and Internet Systems
  Functional Area 3 – Electronic Document Management
  Functional Area 4 – Geographical Information Systems
X Functional Area 5 – Software Engineering
X Functional Area 6 – Systems/Facilities Management and Maintenance
X Functional Area 7 – Information System Security
X Functional Area 8 – Application Service Provider
  Functional Area 9 – IT and Telecom Financial and Auditing Consulting Services
X Functional Area 10 – IT Management Consulting Services
X Functional Area 11 – Business Process Consulting Services
  Functional Area 12 – Tower Site Preparation
  Functional Area 13 – Tower Installation
  Functional Area 14 – Tower Equipment Installation and Services
  Functional Area 15 – Electronic Benefits Transfer
X Functional Area 16 – Media and Training Center Support
X Functional Area 17 – Documentation/Technical Writing

Price List: Our CATS+ pricelist can be found here.

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Ordering Procedures: The CATS+ master contract provides for two types of task order solicitations.  Task Order Request for Proposals (TORFP) are for soliciting services within one of the 17 Functional Areas (FA) defined in the Master Contract.  The Request for Resume (RFR) process is for acquiring dedicated resources within one FA to supplement State staff on a temporary, limited basis.  The process can be found on the CATS+ Agency Service Center:

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