Visit our Priorities of Use of Government Supply Sources page for a complete listing of the Government-wide and VA specific priorities of use.
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The Prime Vendor Program is a streamlined acquisition method whereby Prime vendor contractors maintain stock of various contracted items and offer items from multiple contractors under a single order. In a partnering effort between Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), VA implemented three (3) national Prime Vendor Programs:
Companies offering items under commodity oriented Schedule programs may elect to participate in the Med/Surg Prime Vendor. Participating companies must establish a contract with each prime vendors in order to add their products to the supply chain. Participation in this program is optional and will have no impact on the Governments award decision.
Companies with contracts under the 65 I B Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, & Hematology Related Products Schedule are required to participate in the Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor program.
The following SINs are available for sale/purchase from the prime vendor programs:
|65 I B Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, & Hematology Related Products||42-1 Nonprescription Medicated Cosmetics & Surgical Soaps
622 Antiseptic Liquid Skin Cleansing Detergents and Soaps, Dispensers, and Accessories
|65 II A Medical Equipment & Supplies||All SINs except those for medical equipment, pharmacy furniture, and equipment maintenance and repair.|
|65 II F Patient Mobility Devices||F-1 Manual Wheelchairs
F-5 Wheelchair Cushions
F-6 Accessory Products
|65 VII Invitro Diagnostics, Reagents, Test Kits, & Test Sets||555-7 Phlebotomy (needles, collection tubes/sets, lancets, and skin preparation kits)
555-10 Miscellaneous (vacutainer kits, filter samplers, laboratory chemical and miscellaneous in vitro diagnostic products). This does not include laboratory supplies.
VA ordering activities are required to purchase from the Pharmaceutical prime vendor, and are strongly encouraged to buy from the Med/Surg prime vendors.
Disaster Recovery Purchasing allows state and local government entities to purchase a variety of products and services from VA and GSA Schedule contracts to facilitate recovery from a major disaster, terrorism, or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.
All VA Schedule contract holders may elect to accept orders under this program; however, participation is optional and will have no impact on the Government's award decision.
The GSA Disaster Recovery Purchasing frequently asked questions page provides in-depth program & ordering information.