What is SPARC
SPARC is a multiple award IDIQ contract for CMS. This vehicle enables C-HIT to provide customers with strategic, technical, and program management advice, guidance, and support services to facilitate the modernization of business processes and supporting systems and their operations.

  • $25 billion ceiling
  • No administrative fee
  • Shortened procurement lead time
  • Access to high-quality industry partners
  • Partners offer Agile, Waterfall, and hybrid methodologies
  • Small business set-aside
  • Socioeconomic credit potential
  • Ability to sole source to 8(a) partners for task orders under $4 million
How to use the SPARC IDIQ
The use of SPARC is no different from using any other procurement vehicle. Business component representatives (Contracting Officer’s Representative, Government Task Leads, Division Directors) should reach out to their respective OAGM counterparts (Contracting Officer, Contract Specialist) or their respective OPDIV contract shop to indicate a new effort or re-procurement is being sought and they wish to use the SPARC IDIQ for that effort. All necessary procurement procedures and documents needed for any other procurement effort are the same for using SPARC (e.g., Sources Sought, Acquisition Plan, Statement of Work, and Independent Government Cost Estimate).

For specific information on how to utilize this vehicle, please see the How to Use SPARC on the CMS website or send an email to SPARCresource@cms.hhs.gov.
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Jonathan Cavey
Director, Project Control and Pricing
(301) 850-0692
C-HIT’s SPARC Contract Information
Contract Number
Period Covered by Contract
Base Ordering Period
February 21, 2017 - February 20, 2022
Optional Ordering Period
February 21, 2022 - February 20, 2027