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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) is ten-year, multiple award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract that supports the acquisition of end to end information technology (IT) professional services for all components of CMS and Health and Human Services (HHS) Operating Divisions. The primary purpose of the contract is to provide strategic, technical, and program management guidance and support services, to facilitate the modernization of CMS business processes and supporting systems.

Advantages for Customers:


  • $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

Services Categories


  • 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

Contract Information


  • Contract Number(s): HHSM-500-2016-00057I

  • Vehicle Type: IDIQ


  • Business Size: SDVOSB, WOSB, Small Business


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