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Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)


Portal for Business - Programs and Information for our Industry Partners

On this page:
Acquisition Programs  |  Logistics Programs  |  Acquisition Offices  |  Acquisition Systems  |  Guidance  |  Useful Links  |  Social Media

Acquisition Programs

VA Federal Supply Schedule (VAFSS) - VA manages multiple award contracts for medical equipment, supply, pharmaceutical, and service Schedule programs.

Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor Distribution Program - Mandatory for VA and is the biggest contract within the National Acquisition Center with approximately $4 billion in annual sales.

Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor Distribution Program - Mandatory for all VA medical centers and consists of seven prime vendor contracts.

Subsistence Prime Vendor Distribution Program - Includes all food and foodservice supplies except for fresh bread, fresh milk, and fresh produce for just-in-time deliveries to all VA Medical Centers and eligible OGAs.

High Tech Medical Equipment - A program that maximize VA’s leverage with industry to obtain the lowest possible prices by consolidating medical equipment acquisitions.

Pharmaceutical Repackaging - Executes blanket purchase agreement against existing Federal Supply Schedule contracts for pharmaceuticals in bulk sizes.

Debarments and Suspensions - Processes debarment referrals relating to misrepresentations of eligibility for status as a Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business concerns.

Logistics Programs

Supplier Relationship Management - 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.

VA General Freight Services Program - Transporting new or used vehicles, construction equipent, furniture, station property, VA-owned trailers/containers, laboratory moves, office moves, personnel records, medical records, and medical supplies and equipment used in direct and indirect patient care to sites inside the Continental United States, and between CONUS and Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and internationally to and from Guam, Manila, South Korea, Germany and many other international origins or destinations.

Acquisition Offices

National Acquisition Center - Responsible for supporting the health care requirements of the VA and other government agencies.

Denver Acquisition and Logistics Center - 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.

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.

Acquisition Systems

VA Business Opportunities - External link to a government website Access VA notices, solicitations, and contract actions on the Federal Business Opportunities System.

Forecast of Contracting Opportunities - Represents VAs best estimate of procurement opportunities during the current fiscal year.

Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS) Vendor Portal - A comprehensive tool used by VA Acquisition staff to create and manage VA acquisitions.

Contract Catalog Search Tool - A database allows users to browse healthcare staffing services, and medical/surgical/pharmaceutical products through a variety of search criteria, including:  item description, Special Item Number, contract number, socioeconomic factor, etc.  The information contained in this database is for reference purposes only.

VA Advantage! External link to a government website - A partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the General Services Administration, VA Advantage! is a unique and robust tool for performing market research, and streamlining the ordering process for medical equipment, supplies, services, and pharmaceuticals.

Federal Procurement Data System—Next Generation - Allows millions of procurement transactions from across the federal government to be recorded and reported upon in real-time.


VA Acquisition Regulation - Implements and supplements the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

Directives and Handbooks - Provide mandatory Department-wide policies.

Information Letters - Used to release non-directive information.

Doing Business with VA - Provides information on how to do busines with various offices and leves of the Department.

Public Law 102-585, Veterans Health Care Act of 1992 (including Dear Manufacturer Letters)

Federal Acquisition Regulation External link to a government website - Codified in Title 48 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations and provides uniform policies and procedures for acquisition.

General Service Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM) External link to a government website - Consolidates GSA agency acquisition rules and guidance.

Useful Links

  • VA Forms - Forms issued and maintained by the Department.
  • VA Publications - Publications issued and maintained by the Department.
  • GSA Forms - Forms issued and maintained by the General Services Administration.

Social Media

  • VAFSS on LinkedIn© - Connect with us and join a growing network of Government and industry partners in the VA Schedule contract arena.
  • VAFSS on GSA Interact - Interact is an open, collaborative community for connecting, communicating, learning and engaging across GSA topics.
  • FSS News - VA Federal Supply Schedule News and Updates RSS Feed
  • Academy News - VA Acquisition Academy News RSS Feed
  • VA Acquisition Academy Announcements - Listing of all VA Acquisition Academy Announcements