DLA Distribution and Pricing Agreements & Reporting your VA/FSS Contract Sales and IFF
Effective April 1, 2015, there will be a significant change for how Distribution and Pricing Agreement (DAPA) sales are handled and tracked under many of the VA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) programs.
This month’s newsletter topics include FPDS reporting under FSS contracts; FSSS schedule realignment; 508 compliance; patient transport lifts; and signatory authority for offers!
FSS FAQ Library
You asked and we answered! Check out our newly revised & enhanced FAQ Library — quickly find the answers you need to all of your Schedule questions!
FSS is behind in issuing tracking numbers due to the Mass Modification Requirement. Many in our vendor community have submitted modification requests two or more times. Please refrain … multiple submissions further exacerbate the problem. Read more »
Welcome to the Department of Veterans Affairs Federal Supply Schedule (VA FSS) web site! Under delegated authority by GSA, the VA manages multiple award contracts for medical equipment, supply, pharmaceutical, and service Schedule programs. With over $10 billion in sales, the VA FSS Service supports the healthcare requirements of the VA and other federal government agencies by providing Federal customers with access to over 1 million state-of-the-art commercial products and services.
Delegated authority by the General Services Administration, the VA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program supports the healthcare acquisition needs of the VA and other government agencies. Our program manages 9 multiple award Schedule programs for medical equipment, supply, pharmaceutical, and service contracts (FSC 65, 66, and 621). With nearly 1,900 contracts and nearly $11 billion in annual sales, the VA FSS Service provides Federal customers with access to over 1 million state-of-the-art commercial products and services.
Like GSA Schedule contracts, the VA Schedules are indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity type contracts awarded to pre-approved vendors using full and open competition. Additionally, the FSS program negotiates firm-fixed pricing based on a commercial “most favored customer” pricing concept, including an option for economic price adjustments. All products and services are state-of-the-art and provide national/worldwide coverage.
Prospective Contractors: Are you looking to grow your business with the Federal government? Getting a VA Schedule contract is often the first step in this process. Learn about our program, and how you can become a VA Schedule contractor.
Our online resources for prospective contractors include a step-by-step walk through of the solicitation proposal submission, review, and award process. Be sure to download the Offeror Guide to the Vendor Response Document to ensure that your proposal is accurate, current, and complete!
Current Contractors: Congratulations on successfully completing the solicitation proposal review and award process! Now the real work begins…working to maximize your contract’s full potential.
Check out all of the online resources available to our current contractors to ensure that your firm meets all of its responsibilities as a VA Schedule contractor, including: price list submission & maintenance, quarterly sales reports & IFF remittance, annual registrations/certifications, subcontracting plans (if applicable), and contract modifications.
Federal acquisitions and procurement is more than just rules and regulations. It is the process of making sound business determinations in order to receive the best products and services for the Government and its customers. The VA Federal Supply Schedule program supports the healthcare acquisition requirements of the VA and other federal government agencies (OGA). The VA is delegated authority by GSA (see FAR 8.402(a)) for multiple award contracts for medical equipment, supply, pharmaceutical, and service Schedule programs. Federal agencies, including those in remote and overseas locations, can use the VA Schedules program to simplify the acquisition and procurement process while also effecting shorter lead times, affording lower administrative costs, and promoting reduced inventories.
Our online resources walk you through the rules and regulations ordering activities must follow when placing an order against a VA Schedule contract and serve to assist you in developing efficient acquisition strategies by harnessing the limitless benefits of the VA Federal Supply Schedule Program.