FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded SBD a spot on their Small Business, $25B, 10 year Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ)
VIRGINIA, March 8, 2017 – Solutions By Design, LLC (SBD), a government Health IT services and solutions provider, is pleased to announce that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded SBD a spot on their Small Business, $25B, 10 year Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ).
SPARC is a new ID/IQ contract that aims to support the strategic, technical, and program management advice, guidance, and support services to HHS and CMS to facilitate the modernization of business processes and supporting systems as well as their operations. In addition to CMS, other HHS Operating Divisions (OPDIVs) may place orders under this contract within the following 10 Service Categories for information technology professional services under SPARC: 1) Initiation, Concept and Planning Services; 2) Requirements Services; 3) Design Services; 4) Development Services; 5) Test Services; 6) SCA Services; 7) IV&V Services; 8) Maintenance Services; 9) SPARC Support Services; and, 10) Data Request Services.
“SBD is pleased and honored to have the opportunity to provide innovative and transformational Healthcare IT services to HHS, CMS, and the healthcare community as a whole,” says Cida Goldbach, President and CEO of SBD. “This vehicle allows us to continue to build upon our existing partnership with CMS, and look for ways to bring additional value to other areas of CMS as well as HHS.”
Jamel Sparkes and Doug Brown, SBD’s Healthcare Business Unit (BU) Executives, state that “Under SPARC, we can continue to bring innovative, agile development methodologies to legacy CMS and HHS data systems allowing for: 1) Faster Time-to-Value; 2) Better Quality; 3) Higher Customer Satisfaction; 4) More Flexibility; and, 5) Greater Predictability.” “Being able to provide the Health IT community better ways to support affordable, quality care benefits not just the government, but the greater population in general.”
SBD’s expertise, and our experienced cadre of healthcare partners and solution providers, allow us to actively position and pursue task orders under SPARC and support the missions of CMS and all other HHS Operating Divisions.
ABOUT SBD: SBD is a management consulting and technology services company serving clients domestically and abroad. For over 30 years, we have delivered technically innovative, reliable, and cost-effective solutions, services, and products to our federal customers. Using Agile processes and principles, SBD has helped transform government agencies to implement faster, more reliable quality systems and solutions to enable them to deliver their mission more effectively and efficiently.