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SeKON / Work / SPARC

The Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) is a HHS-wide, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This contract provides a streamlined order procedure with no administrative fees. SeKON holds a prime contract and is eligible for award for small business, women-owned small business, and full and open opportunities.

SeKON Contact

Program Manager: Brian Pariroo,, 703-463-3139
Contracts Manager: Richard Lewis,, 202-905-6993

SeKON Teammates


Kearney & Company



SES - Software Engineering Services

Cognitive Medical Systems

eQuality Corporation


AIS - American Infotech Solutions


Secure IT

SPARC Benefits

$25 Billion Ceiling

10 years 2017-2027

Available HHS-wide

Streamlined order procedure

Access to high-quality industry partners offering agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodologies

No Administrative fee

SB sources sought notices and assessments for all task orders

SB set-aside where there are 2 or more capable SBs

SB will be able to bid on Full & Open opportunities

SB threshold is $29M

Small business set-aside and socioeconomic credit potential

SPARC Task Areas – Sample Services and Deliverables

Initiation, Concept, and Planning Services

Service Catalog

Workforce Development

Systems Engineering Plans

Configuration Management Plans


Requirements Services


Meeting facilitation

Manage more than 9,000 Electronic Health Record functional and technical requirements

Analysis of Alternatives

Use Cases

Design Services

White papers for CMS’ Oracle R12 upgrade design considerations

Data models, application configuration options, and prototypes

Application design for CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS

Systems engineering

Enterprise architecture

Development and Maintenance Services

Development, maintenance, and enhancements to CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS applications

Development, maintenance, and enhancements of business intelligence reports and dashboards

Full life cycle support of technical applications, business applications, database management, web applications, financial management systems, and human capital management systems

Test Services

Support to testing centers for world-wide roll-out of the new DoD EHR system

Conducted testing for CMS’ Oracle R12 upgrade

Testing for application development, maintenance, and enhancements

Security Control Assessment


Risk Management Framework (RMF)

A&A packages

Vulnerability scans


HIGLAS Oracle R12 Training using Oracle UPK

Engineering master plans, digital services catalog, skills development booklet, and other technical documentation


Operational support

Service desk

Data Request

Business intelligence

Data architecture, governance, and management