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.
HealthAPT Prime Contract – Chronic Condition Warehouse (CCW) Virtual Research Data Center (VRDC) – Awarded as a 10 year 8(a) contract, valued at $257 million dollars, the CCW serves as the national Medicare and Medicaid research database, offering more than 15 years of beneficiary-linked Medicare and Medicaid health services data. The CCW provides CMS, CMS contractors, and health services researchers access to health services data to improve the quality and reduce the cost of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries and Medicaid enrollees. The VRDC was recently developed to provide a more secure, efficient access method to approved users of CMS data.