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Schedule 65 I B Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, & Hematology Related Products

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The Schedule

Federal Supply Schedule Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, & Hematology Related Products contracts are awarded for items such as non-prescription medicated cosmetics, drugs (including generics and over-the-counter), IV delivery systems, nutritional supplements, and soaps & dispensing equipment.

Federal Supply Code (FSC) – The FSC Class(es)/Product Codes(s) for the 65 I B Schedule include:

  • 6505 – Drugs and Biologicals
  • 6508 – Medicated Cosmetics and Toiletries

Special Item Numbers — Access a comprehensive listing of the special item numbers under the 65 I B Schedule.  Note that SINs requiring a prescription are not available for purchase through GSA Advantage.

65 I B 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!

65 I B Contract Extensions – Prior to the expiration of the initial 5 year base contract period, 65 I B contractors must submit a proposal for a new FSS contract.  65 I B contracts will be granted short-term extensions only, ensuring ample time for submission and review of a new proposal.  All new and follow-on 65 I B proposals with an estimated annual value of $5 million will be submitted to the VA OIG for pre-award audit review.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes and Business Size Determination — The following NAICS codes and size standards apply under the 65 I B Solicitation:

NAICS CodeDescriptionSmall Business Size Standard
325412 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing 1,250 Employees
325611 Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing 1,000 Employees
In accordance with FAR 19.102(f), the applicable small business size standard for wholesalers, dealers, distributors, or other non-manufacturers is 500 employees.

The Solicitation

65 I B Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, & Hematology Related Products Schedule solicitation (M5-Q50A-03-R8) is available for download. Please note, remains the official source for government contract opportunities; however, due to some technical issues, we are temporarily posting our solicitation files on each VA FSS Schedule web page. Please note this link will only be active while the Beta.SAM issues persist.

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.

The Solicitation Package – The list below outlines the documents that comprise the current 65 I B solicitation package (M5-Q50A-03-R8), including the specific elements which make up a complete 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.  Please consult our Electronic Acceptance of FSS Offers/Proposals web page for proper submission protocol.

  1. Solicitation Document
  2. Vendor Response Document (Return with offer)
  3. Pricelist Proposal Preparation (Excel Spreadsheets) (Return with offer)
  4. Overseas Delivery Response Document (Optional)

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