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Contract Name: Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC)
Department: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Contract Number: HHSM-500-2016-00064I
Awarded Pool: Small Business and 8(a)
Task Order Types: CPFF, CPAF, CPI, FFP, FFPAF, FPI, T&M, LH

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. 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.

Advantages for Customers
  • $25 Billion Ceiling
  • 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 Small Business (SB) and 8(a) partners for task orders under $4 million
Services available through SPARC
  • 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
  • SPARC Support Services
  • Data Request Services
Point of Contact
Jatin Khanna
Title: Capture Manager and Teaming Coordinator
Phone: 703-436-4597