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Civilian BIDs™ Brief: CMS ESD II/SPARC and Doing Business with HHS (GovConChat™)

CMS Enterprise Systems Development (ESD) II

(or the Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract)
Full Range Mission Support to Operate, Maintain and Modernize the CMS Enterprise

BIDs 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is planning for a a follow-on to it’s September 2007 Enterprise System Development (ESD) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity istock_27091884 register now(IDIQ) Contract that encompasses the full range of mission support capabilities needed by CMS’ Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to operate, maintain, and modernize CMS’ systems with a priority on enterprise approaches. This IDIQ supports critical Medicare, Medicaid and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Federal Healthcare Marketplace business functions and ensures that CMS’ goals are met and the enterprise infrastructure is stable and secure during modernization of current systems.

This Civilian BIDs™ Brief podcast is a prelude to the comprehensive discussion we’ll host at the April 24th Civilian BIDs meeting in Columbia, MD.

What will be discussed during the April 2015 Civilian BIDs™ meeting?

G2XThe April 2015 Civilian BIDs™ meeting will feature presentations by Mary Biear of Mackson Consulting about the anticipated CMS ESD II opportunity during part one of the meeting, and an information-filled discussion about doing business with Health and Human Services for companies seeking to get their foot in the door during part two. If you’re new to HHS this will be a great opportunity to rub shoulders with small and large companies doing business with HHS customers! We’ll also be joined by G2Xchange Health founder David Blackburn who’ll provide insight into which companies they see as the most viable ones to team with, both large and small.


CMS Enterprise Systems Development (ESD) II Sources Sought on FedBizOpps: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/HCFA/AGG/CMS-2014-SS-ESDII/listing.html

About Mary Biear, Mackson Consulting

marybiear bwMary Biear is an experienced management consulting executive with a proven track record for supporting client business strategies and designing, developing and implementing software solutions in both the commercial and public sector markets. In most recent years Mary has served as VP of Business Development for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) and VP of Federal Civilian consulting for Oracle Corporation. During her tenure she has directed several highly successful divisions in developing and delivering mission critical solutions. Mary’s experience in developing and delivering strategic solutions has been the results of her cultivating management buy in of her clients while exceeding customer goals and expectations.

About Mackson Consulting

Mackson Consulting LLC, is a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) delivering professional services to the commercial and public sector markets. Since its inception in 2008, Mackson began with a simple concept of doing business better. The founding members of Mackson held true to their beliefs that the basis for any mutual successful relationship is to understand the unique and diverse needs of each client and to ultimately focus on solutions that realize an optimum Return On Investment (ROI). Mackson’s approach to solutions comes without bias. We consistently review and stay abreast of the leading business developments and technology advances as well as the “tried and true” solutions.  We cooperatively work with our customers to make decisions that best fit the goals of their organization.  Our consistent track record speaks for itself.

Who is Mackson Consulting doing business with? We highlighted their HHS customers!

  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
  • Commerce- United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • HHS- Program Support Center
  • NIH- National Cancer Institute
  • DOD- Military Health Systems
  • HHS- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • National Institute of Health
  • Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • CMS- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • NIAID- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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About Editor-in-Chief Visionary

Go-To-Guy Timberlake is the Editor-in-Chief Visionary of GovConChannel and oversees the creation and curation of relevant and timely 'News And Information That Matters To Small Government Contractors.'


2 thoughts on “Civilian BIDs™ Brief: CMS ESD II/SPARC and Doing Business with HHS (GovConChat™)

  1. SPARC Update.

    According to an update from CMS, the timeline for SPARC indicates that a draft RFP will be posted in early May for industry review and feedback.  Industry Day in early June and posting for final RFP in mid June.  All of this is subject to change….




    Posted by Guy Timberlake | April 20, 2015, 17:15


  1. Pingback: Bids Brief: CMS ESD II/SPARC and Doing Business With HHS « CBS DC - June 13, 2015

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