Doing Business with the      Department of Veterans Affairs    VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care NetworkVeteran Integrated Servi...
Today’s Topics•   Mission/Profile/Structure•   Procurement Preference Goals•   What & How VISN 6 Buys•   Who Buys•   Contr...
VA Organizational Structure• Veterans Health Administration (VHA)• Veterans Benefits Administration  (VBA)• National Cemet...
VHA Structure – “VISNs”Veterans Integrated Service Networks
Established Sites of Care     August 2010                            8
VISN 6 Network Contracting Activity           Organizational Structure•   Service Area Organization (SAO)East•   Based in ...
What VISN 6 Buys• Nursing Home Services• Prescription Eyeglasses• Home Oxygen & Medical Gases• Valet Parking• Durable Medi...
What VISN 6 Buys (cont.)•   Medical Transcription Services•   Grounds Maintenance•   Transportation Services•   Integrated...
What VISN 6 Buys (cont.)• Trash, Garbage & Infectious Waste  Disposal• Architect & Engineer Services• Construction Service...
What VISN 6 Buys (cont.)• Medical, Dental and Veterinary Equipment  & Supplies, Pharmaceuticals• Instruments & Laboratory ...
How VA Buys-Order of Precedence• Federal Prison Industries• Javits-Wagner-O’Day  (JWOD/Ability One)• Federal Supply Schedu...
How VA Buys-Mandatory Prime      Vendor Programs- Med/Surg- Pharmaceutical- Subsistence
How VA Buys-Open Market• SDVOSBs• VOSBs• 8(a)/HUBZone/WOSB (equal  parity)• All other small businesses• Full and Open comp...
VA Hierarchy of Small Business Programs*      (Open Market Acquisitions**) 1. Service-disabled veteran-owned firms*** 2. V...
Veteran Entrepreneurship1. P.L. 106-50, Veterans Entrepreneurship &   Small Business Development Act of 19992. P.L. 108-18...
P.L. 109-461 Set-Aside AuthoritiesSDVOSB:  Competitive – Unlimited by dollar value  Sole-Source – Limited to $5 millionVOS...
VA’s P.L. 109-461 Verification Program • Responsible Organization   – VA’s Center for Veterans Enterprise   – Contact: VAC...
VA’s P.L. 109-461 Verification Program Who may apply:  Owners who are veterans, service-  disabled veterans, or eligible s...
VA Mentor Protégé Program• VA’s MPP is new and unique• VA’s MPP was created to benefit  SDVOSB and VOSB firms• Check VA Of...
Joint Venture AgreementsFAR 9.613 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 125.15Information Letter 049-06-4, March 9, 2006
Joint Ventures         What is a Joint Venture?Two or more businesses joining together under acontractual agreement to con...
Prime & Subcontracting Opportunities• Open market acquisitions & contract awards  published in the Federal Business  Oppor...
VA Canteen Merchandise System    VCS.Retail@med.va.gov Phone: (314) 845-1200/1224      FAX: (314) 845-1202: http://www.vac...
Who Buys•Contract Specialists•Purchasing Agents•Purchase Cardholders
Improve Your Chances•SDVOSB and VOSB need to Register, and beverified, on VIP•Register for all applicable socioeconomic ca...
VA Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization          www.va.gov/osdbu / 1-800-949-8387              For VIP Ve...
VHA Office of Procurement and Logistics          Dallas.Scott@va.gov            202-461-1777
VISN 6 SMALL BUSINESS LIAISON    Deborah Van Dover@va.gov
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  • We provide acquisition support to the eight VA Medical Centers in VISN 6 as well as VHA National Programs
  • Veterans Affairs

    1. 1. Doing Business with the Department of Veterans Affairs VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care NetworkVeteran Integrated Service Network (VISN) 6 North Carolina FEDCON Summit Wilmington, NC October 20, 2011
    2. 2. Today’s Topics• Mission/Profile/Structure• Procurement Preference Goals• What & How VISN 6 Buys• Who Buys• Contracting & Subcontracting Opportunities• Veterans Enterprise• How to Improve Your Chances
    3. 3. VA Organizational Structure• Veterans Health Administration (VHA)• Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)• National Cemetery Administration (NCA)• Staff Offices
    4. 4. VHA Structure – “VISNs”Veterans Integrated Service Networks
    5. 5. Established Sites of Care August 2010 8
    6. 6. VISN 6 Network Contracting Activity Organizational Structure• Service Area Organization (SAO)East• Based in Hampton, Virginia• 5 Product Line Teams• Medical Services• Services• Construction• Commodities/Supply• Specialized
    7. 7. What VISN 6 Buys• Nursing Home Services• Prescription Eyeglasses• Home Oxygen & Medical Gases• Valet Parking• Durable Medical Equipment
    8. 8. What VISN 6 Buys (cont.)• Medical Transcription Services• Grounds Maintenance• Transportation Services• Integrated Pest Management Svcs.• Space• Professional and Administrative Services
    9. 9. What VISN 6 Buys (cont.)• Trash, Garbage & Infectious Waste Disposal• Architect & Engineer Services• Construction Services• Office Supplies & Equipment• Prosthetic Devices
    10. 10. What VISN 6 Buys (cont.)• Medical, Dental and Veterinary Equipment & Supplies, Pharmaceuticals• Instruments & Laboratory Equipment• Perishable and Non-Perishable Subsistence
    11. 11. How VA Buys-Order of Precedence• Federal Prison Industries• Javits-Wagner-O’Day (JWOD/Ability One)• Federal Supply Schedules
    12. 12. How VA Buys-Mandatory Prime Vendor Programs- Med/Surg- Pharmaceutical- Subsistence
    13. 13. How VA Buys-Open Market• SDVOSBs• VOSBs• 8(a)/HUBZone/WOSB (equal parity)• All other small businesses• Full and Open competition
    14. 14. VA Hierarchy of Small Business Programs* (Open Market Acquisitions**) 1. Service-disabled veteran-owned firms*** 2. Veteran-owned firms*** 3. HUBZone firms and 8(a) participants (tied) 4. All others (including general small business) **Not applicable to FAR Part 8 Acquisitions
    15. 15. Veteran Entrepreneurship1. P.L. 106-50, Veterans Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development Act of 19992. P.L. 108-183, Veterans Benefits Act of 20033. Executive Order 13360, the Service- Disabled Veterans Executive Order (October 20, 2004)4. P.L. 109-461, Veterans Benefits, Healthcare & Information Technology Act of 2006), December 22, 2006; Effective June 20,2007
    16. 16. P.L. 109-461 Set-Aside AuthoritiesSDVOSB: Competitive – Unlimited by dollar value Sole-Source – Limited to $5 millionVOSB: Competitive – Unlimited by dollar value Sole Source – Limited to $5 million
    17. 17. VA’s P.L. 109-461 Verification Program • Responsible Organization – VA’s Center for Veterans Enterprise – Contact: VACVE@va.gov – Toll-free support: 1-866-584-2344 • Locate Program Application Information: – www.VetBiz.gov – click on Vendor Information Pages database • Fully electronic and secure application process
    18. 18. VA’s P.L. 109-461 Verification Program Who may apply: Owners who are veterans, service- disabled veterans, or eligible surviving spouses Eligible Term: One year with no change in ownership
    19. 19. VA Mentor Protégé Program• VA’s MPP is new and unique• VA’s MPP was created to benefit SDVOSB and VOSB firms• Check VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) web site for current info – www.va.gov/osdbu
    20. 20. Joint Venture AgreementsFAR 9.613 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 125.15Information Letter 049-06-4, March 9, 2006
    21. 21. Joint Ventures What is a Joint Venture?Two or more businesses joining together under acontractual agreement to conduct a specificbusiness enterprise with both parties sharing profitsand losses. IL 049-06-4
    22. 22. Prime & Subcontracting Opportunities• Open market acquisitions & contract awards published in the Federal Business Opportunities System (www.fbo.gov)• VA Forecast of Contracting Opportunities (www.va.gov/osdbu)• Federal Procurement Data Center (FPDC) (https://fpds.gov)• Small Business Administration’s Sub-Net (http://web.sba.gov/subnet/)
    23. 23. VA Canteen Merchandise System VCS.Retail@med.va.gov Phone: (314) 845-1200/1224 FAX: (314) 845-1202: http://www.vacanteen.va.gov
    24. 24. Who Buys•Contract Specialists•Purchasing Agents•Purchase Cardholders
    25. 25. Improve Your Chances•SDVOSB and VOSB need to Register, and beverified, on VIP•Register for all applicable socioeconomic categorieson ccr.gov•Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contract•Accept Purchase Cards•Competitive Pricing•Take Advantage of Procurement TechnicalAssistance Center (PTAC) and Small BusinessDevelopment Center (SBDC)•Know Your Customers
    26. 26. VA Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization www.va.gov/osdbu / 1-800-949-8387 For VIP Verification Questions: VA Center for Veterans Enterprise 1-866-584-2344
    27. 27. VHA Office of Procurement and Logistics Dallas.Scott@va.gov 202-461-1777
    28. 28. VISN 6 SMALL BUSINESS LIAISON Deborah Van Dover@va.gov

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