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

As a trusted small business partner since 2011, Tantus provides solutions to help CMS tackle their most difficult IT challenges. We combine industry leading practices with innovative strategies to deliver solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations. Our delivery excellence led to Tantus’ award of the Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC). SPARC provides an innovate, cost-effective solution for procuring information technology (IT) professional services from a pool of experienced CMS partners.

Our experience includes supporting major CMS initiatives for groups such as the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), the Center for Program Integrity (CPI), and the Office of Financial Management (OFM) on programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace (HIM), and systems such as the Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS), Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD), Federal Exchange Program System (FEPS)-HIGLAS Integration, Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS), and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH). This is directly relevant to the type of systems and work to be procured under SPARC.

What is CMS SPARC? 

SPARC is a multiple award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), performance-based contract. It is available to all components within CMS and all Health and Human Services (HHS) Operating Divisions to procure IT System development services, from end to end.

Services Available through CMS SPARC:

  • Initiation, Concept, and Planning Services
  • Requirements Services
  • Design Services
  • Development Services
  • Test Services
  • SCA Services
  • IV&V Services
  • Maintenance Services
  • SPARC Support Services
  • Data Request Services

Contract Number: HHSM‌-500-2016-00032I

Period of Performance: ‌2/21/2017 – 2/20/2022

Points of Contact: 
Karlene Stecchi
Executive Vice President
(202) 567-2751

JoAnne Melfi
Business Development Manager
(571) 334-9532

CMS SPARC Information:
Official CMS SPARC Website