Delegated authority by the General Services Administration the VA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Service supports the health care acquisition needs of the VA and other Government agencies. Our program manages 9 multiple award Schedules for medical equipment, supply, pharmaceutical, and service contracts (FSC 65, 66, and 621). Managing over 1,800 contracts and earning nearly $11 billion in annual sales, the VA FSS Service provides federal customers with access to over 1 million state-of-the-art commercial medical and health care related products & services.
Our Vision: To be the foremost source for quality healthcare products and services.
Our Mission: To provide world class healthcare products and services through performance excellence that is demonstrated by contractual competence, timeliness, innovations, and results-driven solutions while assuring accountability to our Federal customers and taxpayers.
VA Schedule program offers numerous benefits to our contractors and customers:
A Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) acquisition vehicle that is available for use by federal agencies worldwide. Under the MAS program, GSA & VA enter into Government–wide contracts with responsible commercial firms to provide over 11 million simple and complex supplies & services. All pricing, terms & conditions are determined to be fair and reasonable by a specially trained and warranted contracting officer.
Interagency agreements are not required and the Economy Act does not apply when an agency places an order against a MAS contract.
The General Services Administration (GSA) has overall responsibility for the management and policy development of the Federal Government’s Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) programs for supplies and services through the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949. This act established GSA’s FSS as a central organization to provide an economic and efficient system for the procurement, supply, and disposal of surplus property, and performance of related functions.
GSA has delegated the responsibility of managing FSS programs related to medical products and services to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Through this delegation, the VA National Acquisition Center (NAC) manages the FSS programs for all medical related products under FSC classes 65 and 66. In 2001, the VA Schedules program was expanded to include services under FSS programs 621 I (Professional and Allied Healthcare Staffing Services), and 621 II (Reference Laboratory Services) was added shortly thereafter.
GSA Order ADM 4800.2F, Eligibility to Use GSA Sources of Supply and Services, provides detailed information regarding those agencies, activities, and organizations that are eligible to use Schedule contracts.
The VA FSS Service manages nine (9) multiple award schedule programs:
|65 I B||Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, & Hematology Related Products||SINs|
|65 II A||Medical Equipment & Supplies||SINs|
|65 II C||Dental Equipment & Supplies||SINs|
|65 II F||Patient Mobility Devices||SINs|
|65 V A||X-Ray Equipment & Supplies||SINs|
|65 VII||Invitro Diagnostics, Reagents, Test Kits, & Test Sets||SINs|
|66 III||Cost-Per-Test, Clinical Laboratory Analyzers||SINs|
|621 I||Professional & Allied Healthcare Staffing Services||SINs|
|621 II||Medical Laboratory Testing & Analysis Services||SINs|
Only VA Schedule contractors are eligible to respond to RFQs posted on GSA eBuy. Authorized distributors should work with the manufacturer to determine their role.
At this time there aren&rsquot any specific plans to combine the CCST and GSA Advantage databases. We are, however, continuing to work with GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) to get access to some of their enhanced electronic contracting systems.
Our contracting officers are not responsible for a specific geographic area. You can find the contact information for our contracting officers in the NAC Contract Catalog Search Tool.
There is no easy answer to this; however, we offer some tips and tricks for accessing the federal marketplace on our marketing page.
It is important to remember that you need to market your products to federal customers just as you do to your commercial ones. One of the marketing tools in your arsenal is your Authorized FSS paper Price List. By turning this document into a marketing toll you will position your firm to enter the federal marketplace.