FSS Pharmaceutical Schedule 65IB Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, & Hematology Related Products
Federal Supply Schedule pharmaceutical contracts are awarded for non-prescription medicated cosmetics; drugs (including generics and over-the-counter); IV delivery systems; nutritional supplements; and soaps & dispensing equipment.
For contracts awarded under Schedule 65IB, only short term extensions are granted, which serves a dual purpose by giving the vendor time to submit a follow-on proposal and allow the Government time to evaluate it. Prior to the expiration of the initial 5 year base contract period, 65IB contractors must submit a proposal for a new FSS contract. Proposals with an estimated annual value of $5 million will be submitted to the VA OIG for a pre-award review.
Federal Supply Code (FSC) — The FSC Class(es) Product Codes(s) for the 65IB schedule include:
Special Item Numbers — Access a comprehensive listing of the special item numbers under the 65IB schedule.
65IB Contracts — Information on awarded 65IB contracts and products can be found in the VA National Acquisition Center’s Contract Catalog Search Tool.
65IB Maximum Order Thresholds — The Contractor is not obligated to honor any order for a combination of items in excess of:
|Special Item Number (SIN)||Maximum Order Threshold|
|42-1—42-5, INP||$250,000 per item
$1,000,000 per order
|622||$25,000 per item / per order|
Public Law 102-585 — Visit the Public Law page for information on SIN 42-2A and the Public Law process!
Download the R6 Update Summary for a summary of the formatting changes and a complete listing of the updated clauses and provisions.
Please take note of the new solicitation format. It is recommended that you retain a copy of the solicitation and your proposal for your records. Offerors and contractors are held accountable and responsible for complying with all of the provisions and clauses located in the solicitation document.
All solicitations submitted under versions other than the current R6 solicitation will be returned without further action.
The Solicitation Package — The list below outlines the documents that comprise the current 65IB Solicitation package (M5-Q50A-03-R6), including the specific elements which make up a complete solicitation proposal package. It is essential that all required elements are accurate, current, and complete — incomplete or incorrect submissions may be returned without further consideration, and could greatly lengthen the processing time of your proposal.
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes and Business Size Determination — The following NAICS codes and size standards apply under the 65IB Solicitation:
|NAICS Code||Description||Small Business Size Standard|
|325412||Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing||750 Employees (Manufacturer)
500 Employees (Distributor)
|325611||Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing||750 Employees (Manufacturer)
500 Employees (Distributor)
In accordance with FAR 19.102(f), the applicable small business size standard for wholesalers, dealers, distributors, or other non-manufacturers is 500 employees.