CMS SPARC IDIQ Contract Awarded to NARTech
Posted: February 21, 2017 NARTech has been selected as a prime contractor for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Strategic Partner Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) program. The CMS SPARC contract is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with $25 billion ceiling and a 10-year (5-year base and 5-year option) performance period. All orders less than $29 million (including options) will be reserved for small business pool. This contract will provide strategic, technical, and program management advice, guidance and support services to CMS to facilitate the modernization of business processes and supporting systems and their operations. These systems will include the Federal Healthcare Exchange and Medicare/Medicaid information technology systems. Range of services required under this contract include: Requirements, Design, Development, Testing, Maintenance and Operations support.
NARTech Re-Appraised at CMMI Level 5 – Achieving the Highest Process Maturity Level Demonstrating an Organization Optimized for Productivity and Quality
Posted: February 2017 BETHESDA, MD, February 14, 2017 -- NARTech today announced that it has been re-appraised at the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5. With this significant achievement, NARTech joins an elite group of less than forty (40) companies across the United States who have reached this notable milestone. This CMMI Level 5 appraisal places NARTech among the Top 5% of companies in the United States and among the Top 10% CMMI appraised companies in the world, according to the CMMI Institute’s Published Appraisal Results. CMMI is a process improvement approach for software engineering projects that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that improve their performance, productivity, and results in high quality, consistent and efficient service delivery. An appraisal at CMMI Level 5 indicates that NARTech as an organization is performing at an “Optimizing” level, in which the organization is continually improving process performance through both incremental and innovative technological improvements. Processes are continually improved based on a quantitative understanding of variation. Quantitative process-improvement objectives for the organization are established, continually revised to reflect changing business objectives, and used as criteria in managing projects, predicting results, and process improvement. A Level 5 Assessment demonstrates how well NARTech does in terms of productivity, quality, and risk management on its software engineering federal government contracts in comparison to others in this industry through the implementation of 435 practices in 21 process areas. NARTech has a record of delivering on-time/on-budget with 100% client satisfaction over the last 10-year period on all of its prime contracts. The CMMI Level 5 appraisal further solidifies NARTech’s capability to deliver with Discipline, Consistency, Effectiveness, and Efficiency every time and all the time for its federal clients. NARTech was commended for the following strengths in its CMMI High Maturity Appraisals: (1) Continued maturity of the organization to meet and exceed the business objectives and performance goals; (2) Corporate Commitment and the Project Team living continuous improvement; (3) Level of staff expertise; (4) High customer satisfaction ratings; (5) Exceptional risk management; (6) Innovative use of Microsoft SharePoint to support Agile development environment, collaboration, and CMMI practices; (7) Use of latest virtual and mobile workforce tools to enhance instant communication and sharing of information; (8) Well established baselines and predictive models; (9) Excellent set of standard processes; and (10) Teamwork with focus on attention to detail. NARTech, Inc., a Certified Woman / Minority Owned Small Business & 8(a) Graduate, specializes in providing IT application systems development, maintenance and integration services to federal government clients. More information on NARTech is available at www.nartechinc.com.