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Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)


OAL Offices

The Office of Acquisition and Logistics is comprised of 5 major organizational components which allow us to support Department’s administrations and staff offices so they can accomplish their missions.  We also provide oversight responsibility on behalf of the Secretary to ensure VA complies with laws, policies and directions from execution branch partners, such as the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Treasury, General Services Administration, Government Accountability Office, and Congress.

Office of Acquisition Program Support

Provides executive direction for acquisition efforts focused on workforce development, supply fund management, human resources liaison requirements, facilities and emergency preparedness.

  • Acquisition Human Capital Management Service » responsible for devising and implementing various Congressional, Federal and Departmental initiatives to enhance and promote the professional development of VA’s acquisition workforce.
  • Finance Office » Operates and oversees VA’s Supply Fund.
  • Human Resources Office » Supports the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction by providing expertise and guidance in Human Resources Mnagement.

Office of Procurement Policy, Systems and Oversight

Responsible for management and oversight of VA’s acquisition system; training and warranting of its acquisition work force; and analytical support for its procurement programs.

Office of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management staff are responsible for VA logistics policy development, enforcement, coordination, and training.

  • Supplier Relationship Management Initiative » A transformation of the end-to-end acquisition process which will capitalize on industry expertise as an effort to improve the VA acquisition process as a whole.
  • Service and Distribution Center » Provides biomedical equipment and repair services to VA and shipping and distribution services for VA and Other Government Agencies.

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Office of National Healthcare Acquisition

The Office of National Healthcare Acquisition (or National Acquisition Center) is responsible for supporting the health care requirements of the VA and other government agencies.

  • Federal Supply Schedule Service » Manages multiple award contracts for medical equipment, supply, pharmaceutical, and service Schedule programs.
  • National Contract Service » Responsible for National Contracts and Blanket Purchase Agreements, in support of National Standardization, which are established under the Federal Supply Schedule Program.
  • Business Resources Service » Provides administrative, operational and program support to all the other NAC Services and customer-specific acquisition support to various VA and OGA clients.
  • Denver Acquisition and Logistics Service » Provides cradle-to-grave supply chain management for the VA National Hearing Aid Program and supports VA and other government agencies with professional acquisition and logistical services.

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VA Acquisition Academy

Recognized as an industry leader in training and development for the Federal Acquisition workforce through our five professional schools.

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