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The The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 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.

VersaTech is pleased to offer our current and potential customers access to the SPARC multiple award ID/IQ performance-based contract HH0057IM-500-2017-00057I. The period of the contract performance ends on February 20, 2027.

Contract Vehicle Information

Contract Vehicle Type

Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)

Government Sponsor

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Government User Fee


Contract Type(s)

ID/IQ Task Orders

Contract Ceiling

 $25 Billion across all SPARC Task Orders

Contract End Date

February 20, 2027

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is eligible to place orders under the SPARC contract?

The SPARC contract is open to CMS and all HHS Operational Divisions (OPDIVS) to place orders.

How do we place orders on the SPARC contract?

An ordering guide will be issued to Contracting Officers which provides instructions for use of the contract.

Are we able to issue directed 8(a) sole source orders under $4 million dollars?

Yes, the 8(a) pool of the SPARC contract has been offered and accepted as an 8(a) requirement by the SBA.  Task order awards, competitive or sole source, will receive 8(a) credit.  In addition, the SPARC contract allows the issuance of directed 8(a) sole source orders under $4 million dollars.

Are we able to set aside orders for small business under the SPARC contract?

Yes, we are able to set aside orders for small business under the SPARC contract.  The RFP was conducted using the small business reserve method.  The work contemplated to be performed under this contract is divided into two pools, an Unrestricted pool and a Small Business pool.   The Small Business pool is divided into five categories: an All Small Business Eligible category, an 8(a) category, a HubZone category, a Woman Owned Small Business, and a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Eligible category.  Orders can be set aside to any of the small business categories.  All task orders which are valued at $29 Million or under, including options, will be set aside for small business. 

Is there a limit to the task order length solicited and procured under the SPARC IDIQ?

Yes; the length is limited by HHSAR to a total of five (5) years, unless a Determination and Findings (D&F) is approved as part of the task order’s procurement.

What role will CMS play in the award/administration of SPARC task orders placed by HHS OPDIVS other than CMS?

CMS will keep a record of all task orders placed by HHS OPDIVS to track the ceiling value on the contract.

Where should CMS SPARC orders be sent?


Phone: 1-443-539-1600


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8510 Corridor Road, Suite 200
Savage, MD 20763 U.S.A.

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