Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC)

CTC’s SPARC Small Business Prime Contract Number: HHSM-500-2017-00017I

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.

CTC is a Small Business Prime SPARC contractor with impressive past performance across the SPARC service areas including CMS, CDC and NIH.

Services available through SPARC:

  • 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

Advantages for Customers

  • Shortened procurement lead time
  • Access to high-quality industry partners
  • Partners offer agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodologies
  • Small business set-aside
  • Socioeconomic credit potential

CTC SPARC Point of Contact:
Dan Dunlap | CEO
Office Phone: (240) 547-0095

CTC SPARC Contract Number: 


Contract Base Period of Performance: 02/21/2017 to 02/20/2022

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

Contract Ceiling: $25 Billion

For more information on SPARC please visit: Official CMS SPARC Website