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This workshop is an introduction to doing business with the VA Medical Center. You will learn what the VAMC buys, how they buy and where to find opportunities. You will also learn about the VA’s Buy …

This workshop is an introduction to doing business with the VA Medical Center. You will learn what the VAMC buys, how they buy and where to find opportunities. You will also learn about the VA’s Buy Veteran First Program. Presenter: Elaine DeGroot, VA Medical Center (VAMC)

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  • 1. Doing Business with theDepartment of Veterans AffairsPresented by: Elaine DeGroot, Deputy Network Contract ManagerNetwork Contracting Office 23
  • 2. “To care for him who shall have borne thebattle, and for his widow and orphan, byserving and honoring the men and womenwho are American’s Veterans.”Abraham LincolnVA’s Mission
  • 3. • Veterans Health Administration (VHA)• Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)• National Cemetery Administration (NCA)• Staff OfficesVA Organizational Structure
  • 4. VHA “VISNs” - Veterans Integrated Service Networks
  • 5. Category Secretary’s GoalsSmall Business 47.5%Small Disadvantaged Bus. (includingSection 8(a))5%Women-Owned SB 5%Veteran-Owned SB 12%Service-Disabled Veteran-OwnedSmall Business 10.0%HUBZone Small Business 3%FY 2013 Prime Contracting Goals
  • 6. What VA Buys• Information Technology• Medical, Dental and Veterinary Equipment & Supplies,Pharmaceuticals (FSG 65)• Instruments & Laboratory Equip (FSG 66)• Perishable and Non-Perishable Subsistence
  • 7. • Nursing Home Services• Prescription Eyeglasses• Readjustment Counseling Services• Home Oxygen & Medical Gases• Security ServicesWhat VA Buys (cont.)
  • 8. What VA Buys (cont.)• Grounds Maintenance• Transportation Services• Interment Flags• Medical Transcription Services• Grave Markers & Headstones• Integrated Pest Management Svcs.
  • 9. What VA Buys (cont.)• Trash, Garbage & Infectious Waste Disposal• Architect & Engineer Services• Construction Services• Office Supplies & Equipment• Office Equipment Maintenance• Consulting & Advisory Services
  • 10. How VA Buys• Prime Vendor Programs- Med/Surg- Pharmaceutical- Subsistence• National Contracts
  • 11. How VA Acquires IT• NASA SEWP* (www.sewp.nasa.gov)• VETS-GWAC** (www.gsa.gov/vetsgwac)• FSS (www.fss.gsa.gov)• Open Market (FAR Parts 12, 13, 14 & 15)*Mandatory Use**Preferred Acquisition Method
  • 12. Veteran Entrepreneurship1. P.L. 106-50, Veterans Entrepreneurship & SmallBusiness Development Act of 19992. P.L. 108-183, Veterans Benefits Act of 20033. Executive Order 13360, the Service-DisabledVeterans Executive Order (October 20, 2004)4. P.L. 109-461, Veterans Benefits, Healthcare &Information Technology Act of 2006), December22, 2006; Effective June 20,2007
  • 13. VA Hierarchy of Small Business Programs*(Open Market Acquisitions**)1. Service-disabled veteran-owned firms***2. Veteran-owned firms***3. HUBZone firms, 8(a) & WOSB (tied)4. All others (including general small business)*P.L. 109-461***Registered in VIP & Verified by VA**Not applicable to FAR Part 8Acquisitions
  • 14. P.L. 109-461 Set-Aside AuthoritiesSDVOSB:Competitive – Unlimited by dollar valueSole-Source – Limited to $5 millionVOSB:Competitive – Unlimited by dollar valueSole Source – Limited to $5 million
  • 15. VA’s P.L. 109-461 Verification Program• Responsible Organization– VA’s Center for Veterans Enterprise– Contact: VACVE@va.gov– Toll-free support: (866) 584-2344• Locate Program Application Information:– www.VetBiz.gov – click on Vendor InformationPages database
  • 16. VA’s P.L. 109-461 Verification ProgramFully electronic and secure application processWho may apply: Owners who are veterans,service-disabled veterans, or eligible survivingspousesEligible Term: Two year with no change inownership
  • 17. Verification LogosSteal this at your own risk!!
  • 18. Mentor Protégé Program• Design to enhance the viability of SDVOSBs &VOSBs• Not a funded program• Protégé must be verified in VIP• Non-Monetary incentives for VA prime contractors• Thirty-six month agreements with a 36 monthoption
  • 19. Prime & Subcontracting Opportunities• Open market acquisitions & contract awardspublished in the Federal Business OpportunitiesSystem (www.fbo.gov)• VA Forecast of Contracting Opportunities & VAsubcontracting opportunities(www.va.gov/osdbu)• Small Business Administration’s Sub-Net(http://web.sba.gov/subnet/)
  • 20. Improve Your Chances•Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned & Veteran-OwnedRep/Verification*• Register in VIP Database*•8(a) Certification•HUBZone Certification•Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contract•Accept Purchase Cards•Competitive Pricing*P.L. 109-461
  • 21. VISN 23 - VA Upper MidwestHealthcare NetworkVA Health Care System Locations:Minneapolis, MNSt. Cloud, MNBlack Hills HCS (Fort Meade, Hot Springs)Nebraska-Western Iowa(Omaha, Grand Island, Lincoln)Central Iowa HCS(Des Moines, Knoxville)Iowa City, IAFargo, NDSioux Falls, SDVISN Points of Contact:Capital Asset Manager: Peter Yakowicz 612-467-2656Network Contract Manager: Daryl Berg 612-344-2153Chief Logistics Officer Barb Aldeman 319-338-0581 x6415Facility Points of Contact:Facility Chief Engineer Contracting Officer Logistics Officer .Minneapolis Steve Challeen 612.467.2017 Mike Owen 612-344-2144 Bill Bulygo 612.725.2000x4350St. Cloud Dave Ruder 320.255.6364 Jeri Jenkins 320-654-7608 Bill Bulygo 612.725.2000x4350Fargo Dennis Langevin701-239-3760 Scott Petrin 701-239-2786 Thomas Kuhn 701.239.3700x2782Sioux Falls Travis Maas 605.336.3230x6041 Scott Petrin 701-239-2786 Shaun Battey 605.336.3230x7030Black Hills Bill Baker 605.745.2054 Jon Allen 605-347-7572 J.R. Huddleston 605.745.2000x2364NWI Bob Yager 402.346.8800x4456 Julie Stout 402-995-4506 Greg Atchley 402-995-4500Central Iowa Paul Rasmussen 515.699.5841 Mike Casper 519-699-5880 John Meyers 608 280-7225Iowa City Ed Ruppenkamp 319-338-0581x7134 Russell Grabill 319-688-3839 Barb Aldeman 319-338-0581x6415
  • 22. Questions + Answers