Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics (OPAL)
Prime Vendor Division - Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor (PPV) Program
In 1991, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) transitioned from its historic depot and medical center warehouse system for the acquisition and storage of pharmaceuticals to a prime vendor model. In July 1993, the prime vendor model became the standard for the VA as the Secretary closed existing Depots. The National Contract Service’s Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor utilizes just-in-time acquisition/inventory processes, a proprietary web-ordering system, and provides a myriad of contract reports.
The Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor is an innovative contract method used to provide drugs and other pharmaceuticals to our nation’s and Veterans and other federal Government agencies. The PPV:
- …is a concept of support whereby a primary commercial distributor serves as the provider of a broad range of drugs and pharmaceuticals to the VA and other Government agenices.
- …is mandatory use by all VA ordering activities.
- …is the largest contract within the National Acquisition Center (averaging $4 billion in annual sales).
- …services over 750 customers in the United States, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saipan, & the Virgin Islands.
In addition to VA, other Federal Government customers eligible to use VA’s prime vendor contracts are U.S. Public Health Service (Indian Health Service), Bureau of Prisons and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Authorized State Veterans Homes that have sharing agreements with VA facilities also are eligible to use the contract.
- Contract VA797P-12-D-0001
We are currently in the third option period effective 08/10/2018 through 08/09/2020 with no option period remaining.
- PPV SF 1449
- Modification P00038
Incorporates the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) requirements.
- PPV Frequently Asked Questions Updated 08/10/2016
- Complete listing of participants as of 06/13/2019
- Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Training
One Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
08/10/2012 — 08/09/2020
Coverage: All Regions
- Appalachians Region (VISNs 6 & 7)
- Bluegrass Region (VISNs 9 & 10)
- CMOPs & HHS Perry Point
- Everglades Region (VISN 8)
- Great Lakes Region (VISNs 11 & 12)
- Heartland Region (VISNs 15 & 16)
- North Region (VISNs 1-3)
- Northeast Region (VISNs 4 & 5)
- Northwest Region (VISNs 19 & 20)
- Puerto Rico
- Southwest Region (VISNs 17 & 18)
- Upper Midwest Region (VISNs 13 & 14)
- West Coast Region (VISNs 21 & 22)
- VA Medical Center Directory