Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC)


Contact Name: Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC)

Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Contract Number: HHSM-500-2017-00023I

Contract Period of Performance: 06/15/2021 – 02/20/2022

Contract Optional Period of Performance: 02/21/2022 – 02/20/2027

Task Order Types: CPFF, CPAF, CPI, FFP, FFPAF, FPI, T&M, LH

For more Information, please visit: Official CMS SPARC Website

Program Overview:

The Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) is a cost-effective, innovative solution for procuring information technology (IT) professional services from a pool of Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) experienced partners. The purpose of this contract is to provide strategic, technical, andprogram 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.

Services Available through SPARC:

SPARC encompasses a broad range of IT services to meet user requirements. The SPARC contract includes the following major task and capability areas:

  • 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
  • Service Support Services
  • Data Request Services
  • Help Desk Support Services

Softrams SPARC Point of Contact:

Tom Campbell, Contracts Director