ABOUT CMS 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.
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.
$25 Billion Ceiling
NO ADMINISTRATIVE 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
Initiation, Concept, and Planning Services
Security Control Assessment (SCA) Services
Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Services
Data Request Services
Help Desk Support Services