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The Solutions Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) is to acquire services under a multiple award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), performance based contract for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and HHS OPDIVs. Its goal is to provide strategic, technical, and program management advice, guidance and support to HHS and CMS to facilitate the modernization of business processes and supporting systems and their operations. These systems will include the Federal Healthcare Exchange and Medicare/Medicaid information technology systems.

  • Pre-competed, multiple award contracts
  • Aligned with HHS’s Federal Enterprise Architecture
  • Five-year base with one five-year option
  • Complete spectrum of contract types: fixed price, cost reimbursement, labor hour, and time and material terms
  • Ordering procedures based on Fair Opportunity (FAR 16.505)
  • Program ceiling – $25 billion
  • Enables federal clients to earn Small Business credit
  • No User Fee
  • Pre-qualified pool of contractors
  • Short procurement lead time
  • Training and support from SPARC SB acquisition team
  • Limited protest-ability in accordance with NDAA 2016
  • Unique skills can be added at the task order level
  • Structured to meet long-term IT and IT related requirements

Sample SPARC SB IT Solutions

Below is a list of the types of services you can purchase from ISHPI through the SPARC Small Business contract program:

  • Service access and delivery
  • Service platform and infrastructure
  • Component framework
  • Service interface and integration
  • Customer services
  • Process automation
  • Business management
  • Digital asset services
  • Business analytical services
  • Back office services
  • Support services
  • EA mission areas support
  • Controls and oversight
  • Risk management and mitigation
  • Regulatory development
  • Planning and resource allocation
  • IT security
  • System and network controls

Ordering Overview

How to Use SPARC

HHS and CMS designed SPARC Small Business to be fast and easy-to-use. The exhibit below summarizes SPARC ordering steps. The ISHPI SPARC Program Management Office may be able to help you through this process-contact the ISHPI SPARC Program Manager at 843.329.4100 for assistance.

Orders should be submitted to:

ISHPI SPARC Small Business Program Manager
ISHPI Information Technologies, Inc., (DBA ISHPI)
6900 Harbour View Blvd., Suite E
Suffolk, VA 23435
Phone: 202.222.5661
Fax: 888.388.5152
Contract Number: XX-XXX-XXXXX
DUNS Number: 620244264

  • Initiation, Concept, and Planning Services
  • Requirements Services
  • Design Services
  • Development Services
  • Test Services
  • Service Component Architecture (SCA) Services
  • Independent Verification and Validation Services
  • Maintenance Services
  • Enterprise Services Support
  • Data Request Services
  • Security Management
  • IT Technology Assessment
  • IT Infrastructure Management
  • Architecture and Engineering Design Support
  • Agile and Waterfall Development
  • Open Source Technologies
  • Risk Assessment and Compliance
  • Enterprise Requirements
  • Development and management of Service Level Standards
  • IT Governance Support
  • Cloud Services Migration
  • Configuration & Change Management
  • Release Management