|Title:||Inadequate Acceptance of Supplies and Services at Regional Procurement Office West Led to $12.8 Million in Questioned Costs|
|VA Office:||Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
|Report Author:||Office of Audits and Evaluations
The three regional procurement offices (RPO) of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) procure supplies and services to support the medical facilities within their regions: Central, East, and West. In fiscal year 2021, RPO West obligated about $2.7 billion in contracts. The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed whether RPO West contracting officials administered contracts and accepted supplies and services in accordance with federal and VA regulations. To protect veterans and taxpayer dollars, contracting officials must maintain the necessary evidence to demonstrate compliance with contract terms and conditions.