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CDS Lands a Spot on 10-Year Federal IT Services Contract

June 01, 2017

Columbia, S.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has selected Companion Data Services (CDS) to provide technology, strategy and program management to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under a new 10-year contract.

The Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to modernize business processes and support systems and their operations. CDS is one of 27 large and 54 small businesses selected for task orders under the contract.

CDS will provide strategic, technical and program management advice, guidance and support services to CMS for the Federal Healthcare Exchange and Medicare/Medicaid information technology systems when a task order is awarded to CDS. Other HHS operating divisions may place orders, as well. 

The goal of the performance-based contract is to provide the broadest opportunity to acquire innovative, cost-effective and efficient solutions to meet the mission and procurement objectives of CMS. 

“This award signifies the continued strength of our relationship with CMS,” said CDS President Lola Jordan. “We are thrilled to bring best practices, deep health care knowledge and cost-effective practices to help CMS meet its strategic goal of supporting the health insurance marketplace.”

CMS is the largest purchaser of health care in the United States, accounting for more than one-third of the dollars spent on health care in the U.S. economy.

More information about the contract can be found here.

About Companion Data Services
CDS (www.CompanionDataServices.com) offers secure health care development, managed and hosting services within a large data center complex for the federal, state Medicaid and commercial markets. CDS and its parent company provide services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, TRICARE, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, Northrop Grumman, Medicare Advantage health plans, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, as well as other private health plans. The company is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, with offices in Dallas, Texas; and Baltimore, Maryland.

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