Why Use SPARC?

The SPARC Program is flexible, easy-to-use, and allows agencies to:

  • provide a cost-effective means to procure the required services both in terms of time (streamlined ordering procedures) and money (no user fees)
  • use small business contractors that are well-positioned to perform services for CMS and will enhance CMS’ ability to satisfy its small business contracting goals
  • to consider the meaningful use of small businesses, thereby providing incentive for large businesses to maximize the use of small business subcontractors