In 1991, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) transitioned from its historic depot and medical center warehouse system for the acquisition and storage of pharmaceuticals to a prime vendor model. In July 1993, the prime vendor model became the standard for the VA as the Secretary closed existing Depots. The National Contract Service’s Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor utilizes just-in-time acquisition/inventory processes, a proprietary web-ordering system, and provides a myriad of contract reports.
The Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor is an innovative contract method used to provide drugs and other pharmaceuticals to our nation’s and Veterans and other federal Government agencies. The PPV:
Pricing for the majority of the products distributed through the PPV are established and managed by the 65 I B Schedule program under the Federal Supply Schedule Service. This pricing is subject to the stipulations outlined in Section 603, P.L. 102-585.
In addition to VA, other Federal Government customers eligible to use VA’s prime vendor contracts are U.S. Public Health Service (Indian Health Service), Bureau of Prisons and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Authorized State Veterans Homes that have sharing agreements with VA facilities also are eligible to use the contract.
Senior Contracting Officer
Tel: (708) 786-7663
Tel: (708) 786-5174
One Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
08/10/2012 — 08/09/2016
Coverage: All Regions