Overview: SPARC is a 10-year contract that CMS intends to use as the agency’s primary vehicle for acquisition. The contract provides CMS with 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.

Scope: The scope of this contract includes the planning, design, development, testing, implementation, operations coordination, and maintenance for CMS’ automated systems and business application software that integrate hardware, software, and communication technologies.

Service Offerings: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), have established the following Service Categories for information technology professional services under the SPARC IDIQ Contract:

  • Initiation, Concept, and Planning Services
  • Requirements Services
  • Design Services
  • Development Services
  • Test Services
  • SCA Services
  • IV&V Services
  • Maintenance Services
  • SPARC Support Services
  • Data Request Services

Benefits of using SPARC: The Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) is a cost-effective, innovative solution for procuring information technology (IT) professional services from a pool of CMS experienced partners.

  • $25 Billion Ceiling
  • No Administration Fee
  • Shortened procurement lead time
  • Access to high-quality industry partners
  • Partners offer agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodology
  • Small business set-aside
  • Socioeconomic credit potential
  • Ability to sole source to 8(a) partners for task orders under $4 million

Department: HHS

CMS Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC)

SPARC Pools:
8(a), Small Business, Full & Open

SPARC Website:
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Contract Number:

DUNS Number:

Deborah Hunt

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