Contract Number: HHSM-500-2017-00005I

AEEC Point of Contact: Executive Vice President of Strategic Capture, Ms. Arella Thomas


AEEC SPARC Program Manager: Mr. Ken Green, PMP, 703.766.4300 ext. 116,

Contract Description: The Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) IDIQ allows the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – to receive strategic, technical, and program management guidance and support services, as well as to facilitate the modernization of CMS business processes and supporting systems. The IDIQ has a $25 billion ceiling and all task orders less than $29 million are reserved for the small business pool. The vehicle is able to be utilized by all agencies that fall under HHS with no administrative fee.

SPARC Services: HHS agencies may issue task orders under the SPARC contract vehicle that relate to any of these eligible services:

sparc services

More information on how to use the SPARC contract vehicle and procurement steps for issuing task orders can be found on the CMS website.


AEEC Capabilities:

Health IT Heath Records Imaging Healthcare Cybersecurity Interoperability
Artificial Intelligence Big Data & Data Analytics Infrastructure Engineering Operations & Maintenance
Machine Learning Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Mobile App Development
Natural Language Processing Agile, Scrum & DevOps Data Center Consolidation Program Management

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AEEC Differentiators:

  • WOSB with 200+ Resources and an Award Winning IT Innovation Lab
    • 2017 Greater Washington Innovation Awards Nominee for Health IT
    • 2016 US Women’s Chamber of Commerce Stellar Award Winner for exemplary growth, quality, and position as a small business leader within the contracting community
  • 100% Referenceable Clients with Top-Notch CPARS Ratings and Multiple Federal Agency Awards:
    • DoD Nunn Perry Award Winner
    • DHS and Treasury Department Mentor Protege Team of the Year with IBM
    • USDA Contractor of the Year
    • Multiple Awards for Excellence from USPTO, DHS, US Forest Service and SBA
  • Leading Edge Partnerships:
    • IBM Watson Analytics Partner
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM SoftLayer Reseller
    • Docker Authorized Consulting Partner
  • Dedication to Quality Demonstrated by Highly Sought After Certifications:
    • CMMI for Development Level 3
    • ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System
    • ISO 20000:2011 IT Service Management System
    • ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System


AEEC Innovation Lab (iLab):

The iLab was created in 2015 as a “sandbox” for developing and launching innovative technologies spanning the emerging technology ecosystem – from cloud and big data to cybersecurity and mobile applications. It enables government and commercial organizations to experiment, develop prototypes and test proofs of concept (PoCs), with less cost, less risk and immediate return on investment (ROI). It provides a vendor-neutral environment to develop prototypes, conduct demos, discover new technologies, increase capacity, lower costs, and improve performance and processes. The iLab is a bridge between imagination and implementation and enables public and private sector organizations to develop solutions using our iLab team staffed with top performing personnel who are trained in emerging technologies and experienced providing solutions to our customers. Unlike most innovation or incubator centers, the iLab was designed to solve practical client driven solutions that have an immediate ROI and impact, innovation that saves times and saves money for our clients. The iLab incorporates all of the technology experts, expertise and tools to solve the most pressing client issues. We measure the ROI of an innovation by tracking, analyzing and quantifying the decreased cost and/or time to perform a task or tasks and any increased revenue or other measures of desired outcomes for a client depending on the key performance indicators (KPIs) determined in conjunction with the client.


AEEC iLab Use Cases:

Click any of the following links to learn more about some of AEEC’s use cases:

iLab Ecosystem, Open Source & DevOps Solutions CaaS Solutions (Docker)
Big Data, Open Data & Mobile App Solutions Procurement Financial Interface
Cloud Computing Solutions Body Worn Cameras & Video Feed Processing
IBM Product Solutions SCADA & Automated Telemetry Systems


AEEC iLab Partners: