Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) Program:  HHSM-500-2016-00047I

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded DRT a contract to provide the agency with the leading edge technology needed to modernize how the nation’s largest healthcare payment and coverage provider expands its scope of services while promoting higher levels of health care quality.  DRT offers a comprehensive array of IT services and solutions that address CMS IT modernization and management requirements including: Agile IT Management, Cybersecurity, Health IT, IT Service Management, Program & Project Management, and Technology Transformation.

The Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) is a cost-effective, innovative solution for procuring information technology (IT) professional services from a pool of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) experienced partners.  The purpose of this contract is to provide strategic, technical, and program management guidance and support services, to facilitate the modernization of CMS business processes and supporting systems.

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


DRT has experience performing Health IT services in all SPARC Service Categories, providing end-to-end IT system development services in the areas of:

  • 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

We Have the Credentials
DRT has been awarded over 40, multi-million dollar Health IT contracts for projects including:

  • Automation of national medical laboratory data collection and interoperability
  • Disease research data collection and analysis
  • Geospatial analysis of for health research and public health emergencies
  • Food safety regulation implementation and enforcement
  • Pre-market approval and post-market surveillance for drugs, biologics, and medical devices
  • Role-based eLearning for Drug Regulatory Review and Safety Review Platforms

We Have the Experience
DRT’s high performing team has CMS knowledge and experience with:

  • Healthcare.gov and CMS.gov
  • Enterprise Portal
  • Open Payments
  • Hospital Quality Reporting Program
  • ESRD
  • MIS
  • FFM – Eligibility and Enrollment
  • QualityNet

See What's Possible

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Dinesh Vesra

Director of Contracts Management