Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics (OPAL)
About the National Acquisition Center (NAC)
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Acquisition Center (NAC) is responsible for supporting the health care requirements of the VA and other government agencies. Under the Federal Supply Schedule and National Contract Programs, the NAC awards high volume multiple award schedule, national contracts, and blanket purchase agreements for the acquisition and direct delivery of pharmaceuticals; medical, surgical, dental, and patient mobility equipment/supplies; high technology medical equipment; temporary allied healthcare staffing services; and just-in-time distribution programs. With worldwide coverage, purchases made against these contracts result in deliveries directly from the vendor, or the Prime Vendor Distributor, throughout the Federal health care system. With over 2,000 contracts, the NAC realizes annual sales of over $16 billion.
The NAC also provides a Contract Catalog Search Tool for browsing Med/Surg and Pharmaceutical products and services available under VA Schedule and National Contract acquisition vehicles.
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- P.O. Box 76, Bldg. 37
1st Ave, North of Cermak Road
Hines, IL 60141
- Phone: (708) 786-5157
FAX: (708) 786-5148
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Business Resource Service
The Business Resource Service provides customer-specific acquisition support to various VA and Other Government Agency (OGA) clients as well as administrative, operational and program support to all the other NAC Services. From data analysis, policy development and business process reviews to acquisition and logistic support, BRS delivers quality solutions and services to its customers.
Small Business Outreach: Is your company a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Woman-Owned, Disadvantaged, or HUBZone small business? If yes, contact our Small Business Specialist at (708) 786-7600 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possible contracting opportunities and to learn more about doing business with the VA.
Commodities and Services Acquisition Service (CSAS)
The Commodities and Services Acquisition Service develops contracts for the commodities and services managed by the Denver Logistics Center. These include hearing aids, hearing aid accessories, hearing aid repair, cochlear implants, assistive devices, batteries, prosthetic socks, orthotic soft goods, home telehealth, and artificial limbs. The CSAS also manages Congressional pilot programs and national-level contracts for the Veterans Health Administration, including the Office of Community Care. Acquisition programs include national contract vehicles for non-VA Veteran Care (Community Care Network, Patient Centered Community Care/Choice Act), and dialysis.
Denver Logistics Center
The Denver Logistics Center (DLC) provides holistic supply chain management for the VA National Hearing Aid and Home Telehealth Programs and supports VA and OGAs with professional logistical services. Commodities managed include worldwide distribution of hearing aids, hearing aid accessories, cochlear implants, assistive devices, batteries, prosthetic socks, orthotic soft-goods, aids for the visually impaired, telehealth messaging devices and peripherals.
The DLC manages the VA’s only hearing aid repair program by providing eligibility verification, problem diagnosis, hearing aid programming retrieval, cleaning, repairs, vendor management, and quality control.
Veterans may order many items directly from the DLC and have them shipped to their homes or current residence, reducing unnecessary trips to medical facilities and enhancing efficiency of clinical staff.
Federal Supply Schedule Service
The Federal Supply Schedule Service supports the healthcare requirements of the VA and OGAs. Under delegated authority by GSA, the VA manages multiple award contracts for medical equipment, supply, pharmaceutical, and service Schedule programs. With sales over $11 billion, the VA Schedules program offers state-of-the-art products and services including: Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, & Hematology Related Products; Medical Equipment & Supplies; Dental Equipment & Supplies; Patient Mobility Devices; X-Ray Equipment & Supplies; Invitro Diagnostics, Reagents, Test Kits, & Test Sets; Cost-Per-Test Clinical Laboratory Analyzer; Professional & Allied Healthcare Staffing Services; Medical Laboratory Testing & Analysis Services.
Contact the FSS Help Desk for more information about our program!
National Contract Service
The National Contract Service (NCS) provides acquisition support for high-tech medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and direct-to-patient distribution. Additionally, NCS manages the just-in-time delivery for pharmaceutical and subsistence programs. NCS is also responsible for national committed use contracts and standardized blanket purchase agreements established against the Federal Supply Schedule Program.