Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (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.

SoftDev is awarded under the following pools:

  • Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • HUBZone Small Business
  • Small Business

Advantages to Customers

  • $25 Billion Ceiling
  • Shortened procurement lead time
  • Access to high-quality industry leaders
  • Small Business set-asides
  • Socioeconomic credit potential
  • Ability to sole source to WOSB or HUBZone 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
  • Support Services
  • Data Request Services
  • Help Desk Support Services

For more information about the SPARC IDIQ, please visit the CMS SPARC IDIQ site.

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