CMS SPARC

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Dynanet, a CMMI ML 3 and ISO 9001:2015 Certified company, a contract (# HHSM-500-2017-00022I) on their Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) IDIQ contract. SPARC is the new ten-year multiple award IDIQ contract available to all components within CMS to procure their IT requirements. The purpose of this contract is to provide strategic, technical, and program management advice, guidance and support services to 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. Other Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Operating Divisions (OPDIVs) may place orders under this contract as well.

SPARC task orders may offer a faster procurement timeline (4-6 months) versus full and open procurement (9-12 months), incorporating the new Acquisition Plan (AP) guidelines as updated by the HHS Acquisition Regulations (HHSAR). There is also the cost benefits as the task orders solicited and awarded under SPARC do not include an administrative fee as found on IDIQ’s outside of the agency. Lastly, the large diversity of technically capable business entities under the SPARC IDIQ environment allows for teaming arrangements and partnering (subcontracting) based on the specific requirements of each task order.

Learn more about CMS SPARC at https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/CMS-Information-Technology/SPARC/index.html

Advantages for Customers

  • $25 Billion Ceiling
  • No Administrative Fee
  • Shortened procurement lead-time
  • Access to high-quality industry partners
  • Partners offer agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodology
  • Small business set-aside
  • Socioeconomic credit potential
  • Ability to sole source to 8(a) partners for task orders under $4 million

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

CONTRACT INFORMATION

Contract Number: HHSM-500-2017-00022I

Contract Period of Performance: Base Ordering Period-02/21/2017 to 02/20/2022 and the Optional Ordering Period-02/21/2022 to 02/20/2027

CMS SPARC Website: https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/CMS-Information-Technology/SPARC/index.html

ABOUT DYNANET CORPORATION

Dynanet Corporation, a minority-owned small business located in Elkridge, Maryland, has provided a range of information technology (IT) services to multiple Government agencies. Our focus on customer satisfaction and performance has established long-term relationships with the Health and Human Services (HHS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the General Services Administration (GSA), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and the States of Maryland and Pennsylvania. During the last few decades, our executive leadership team has built Dynanet’s dedicated workforce from 20 employees to over 125 key personnel. Dynanet is committed to employee engagement and maintains a retention rate of over 90%. Our managers are PMP certified and our employees maintain many sought after professional certifications, such as Certified Scrum Masters and ITIL certified. Additionally, Dynanet has been appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 (ML3) and our quality management processes have been audited and found to be in compliance with the ISO 9001:2015 quality standards. Further, our company has a Top-Secret facility clearance.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Bill Gillan, Chief Operating Officer

443-661-1410

bgillan@dynanetcorp.com