Overview: Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) is a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), 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 CMS and all 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's 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
SPARC Support Services
Data Request Services
Benefits: 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