CMS SPARC (Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness) Overview

The Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) is a cost-effective, innovative solution for procuring information technology (IT) professional services from a pool of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) experienced partners.

The purpose of this contract is to provide strategic, technical, and program management guidance and support services, to facilitate the modernization of CMS business processes and supporting systems.

SPARC is a multiple award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), performance-based contract. It is available to all components within Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and all Health and Human Services (HHS) Operating Divisions to procure IT System development services from end to end.

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Contract Information

Contract Number: HHSM-500-2017-000071
Agency Sponser:  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Period of Contract:  6/8/2016 to 6/7/2021
Type of Contract:  Agency Wide Acquisition Contract – IDIQ Multiple Award
Available To:  All components within CMS and all HHS Operating Divisions
Pool Qualification:  Service Disabled Veteran, Small Business, Unrestricted
DUNS #:   96-845-7591
Cage Code:  1NP28

SPARC’s 11 Key Service Areas

  • Initiation, Concept and Planning Services
  • Requirements Services
  • Design Services
  • Development Services
  • Testing Services
  • Security Control Assessment (SCA) Services
  • Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Services
  • Maintenance Services
  • Support Services
  • Data Request Services
  • Help Desk Support Services

Advantages for Customers

  • $25 Billion Ceiling
  • No Administration Fee
  • Shortened Procurement Lead Time
  • Small Business Set-Aside
  • Socioeconomic Credit

Contacts and Resources

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For General Inquiries or Contracts Questions:

John Hoge
Vice President, Healthcare Solutions Group
(443) 223-1850 (Direct)