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Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)


Pharmaceutical Standardization

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VA is slashing costs by standardizing products and sources of supply while, simultaneously, balancing clinician considerations for obtaining quality products.  The National Contract Service (NCS) Standardization contracts provide Veterans with high quality continuity of health care and affords concentrated buying power to our federal Government customers.

Pharmaceutical National Standardization

The Pharmaceutical National Standardization section is responsible for support of VA and Other Government Agency (OGA) pharmaceutical standardization contracts that strive for the best clinical outcomes at leveraged prices.  We work closely with Veteran Healthcare Administration’s (VHA) Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) team, the VISN Pharmacy Executives (VPE), the Medical Advisory Panel (MAP), the DoD’s Pharmacy Operations Division/Defense Health Agency, and DLA-Troop Support to coordinate clinical appropriateness with contracting requirements.

Additionally, we competitively negotiate for some of NCS’s highest dollar volume contracts.  Indefinite delivery, requirements-type contracts are the most commonly used contracting vehicles.

NCS Contacts

Medical/Surgical and Prosthetic Standardization

Responsibility for medical/surgical and prosthetic standardization moved to the Strategic Acquisition Center (SAC).  Please call SAC at (540) 479-8450 for further information on the below items and for a complete list of the medical/surgical and prosthetic standardized contracts.

  • Medical/Surgical supplies
  • Dental supplies
  • Devices
    • Laboratory
    • Environmental
    • Prosthetic