Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract

Swain Techs is an 8(a) small business Prime on the Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC), the primary multiple award performance-based Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle for CMS and HHS OPDIVS to acquire cost-effective, innovative solutions for procuring information technology (IT) professional services over the next 10+ years with a $25 billion ceiling.

Team Swain Techs stands above other SPARC providers by offering a full range of industry best practices, credentials, and certifications to consistently produce innovative, best-of-breed IT systems development and management services. Our team has developed innovative Federal healthcare experience in full lifecycle software design and development for HHS, NIH and CMS, giving us direct experience with the systems, policies, DevOps, Agile, and Expedited Life Cycle (XLC) practices for the organization. Team Swain Techs frames all efforts through our Quality management style, using performance based metrics to track vitals statistics and information, allowing our team to bring the best possible solutions to all SPARC clients.

Team Swain Techs: Championing Your Needs, Delivering Valuable Solutions!

  • Approaches and processes rated and appraised at CMMI® DEV ML4 & CMMI SVC+SSD ML3, ISO 9001:2015, and based on DevOps and Agile Management.
  • Breadth/depth of resources by an accomplished team of emerging small and large businesses, more than 75 years of collective healthcare experience, with more than 50 years of direct HHS/CMS experience.
  • Proven experience with EPLC/XLC, as well as supporting the ACA and regulatory initiatives, HHS/CMS enterprise architecture, enterprise-shared services, ICD-10 analysis, middleware integration and configuration within the HHS/CMS 3-zone architecture, infrastructure integration and support, project management, IV&V, release management, systems administration, and business requirements activities.
  • By applying our DevOps and Agile approach, we adopt a risk-sharing, accountability and commitment-based model. This furthers innovation/performance enhancement, driving efficiencies by proven collaboration and communication with stakeholders.

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

SPARC IDIQ Contract Advantages

  • Contract Number: HHSM-500-2016-00085I – 8a/SB
  • Contract Period: 02/21/2017 to 02/20/2027
  • Task Order Types: CPFF, CPAF, CPI, FFP, FFPAF, FPI, T&M, LH
  • $25 Billion Ceiling
  • Any HHS OPDIV may place orders using this vehicle
  • Small business set-aside and Socio-economic credit
  • Ability to 8(a) sole source for task orders under $4 million
  • Shortened procurement lead time
  • Access to high-quality industry partners, having gone through a comprehensive evaluation process which included factors such as corporate experience, technical capabilities, past performance, price.