Doing Business with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs

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Doing Business with the

United States

Department of Veterans Affairs



VA’s Mission


“To care for him who shall have borne the battle,
and for his widow, and his orphan, by serving
and honoring the men and women who are
America’s veterans.”
--
Abraham Lincoln






VA Profile


FY 2013 Budget Request


$140.3
Billion


FY 2012 Budget


$127.0 Billion


FY 2012
-

$16.7 Billion for
Supplies/Services





FY 2012 Goals & Accomplishments

(October 1, 2011


September 30, 2012)



Category

Secretary’s
Goals

VA
Accomplishments

Small Business

34%

35.5%

Service
-
Disabled Veteran
-
Owned Small Business


10%


19.9%

Veteran
-
Owned SB

12%

22.5%

HUBZone

Small Business

3%

1.8%

Small Disadvantaged Bus.
(including Section 8(a))


5%


8.2%

Woman
-
Owned SB

5%

3.2%

VA Organizational Structure


Veterans Health Administration (VHA)


Veterans Benefits Administration
(VBA)


National Cemetery Administration
(NCA)


Staff Offices



VHA Structure


“VISNs”

Veterans Integrated Service Networks

What VA Buys

VA buys a wide range

of goods and services



Information Technology (Hardware, Software, Maintenance & Other
Services)*


Medical, Dental and Veterinary Equipment & Supplies,
Pharmaceuticals (FSG 65)


Instruments & Laboratory Equip (FSG 66)




What VA Buys



Perishable and Non
-
Perishable Subsistence


Nursing Home Services


Prescription Eyeglasses


Readjustment Counseling Services*


Home Oxygen & Medical Gases


Security Services*


Medical Transcription Services


Interment Flags*


Grounds Maintenance


Transportation Services






What VA Buys



Interment Flags*


Grounds Maintenance


Transportation Services


Grave Markers & Headstones*


Integrated Pest Management Services


Trash, Garbage & Infectious Waste Disposal


Architect & Engineer Services


Construction Services*


Office Supplies & Equipment


Office Equipment Maintenance*


Consulting & Advisory Services



Who Buys




VA Medical Centers


Veterans Integrated Service Networks


VA National Acquisition Center (NAC)


Office of Acquisition, Logistics & Construction


VA National Cemetery Administration


VA Franchise Data Center, Austin, TX


VA Office of Administration


VA Acquisition and Logistics Center


VA Technology Acquisition Center


VA Veterans Benefits Administration


VA Hierarchy of Small Business Programs


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)


P.L. 109
-
461 Set
-
Aside Authorities

SDVOSB:


Competitive


Unlimited by dollar value


Sole
-
Source


Limited to $5 million

VOSB:


Competitive


Unlimited by dollar value


Sole Source


Limited to $5 million


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Verification Logos


These are the officially recognized symbols of your success and are only
issued to Verified Veterans and Service
-
Disabled Veterans!





Contract Specialists


Purchasing Agents


Purchase Card Holders


Who Buys?

Open market requirements published at
www.fbo.gov

VA Forecast of Contracting Opportunities:
https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/eVP/fco/FCO.aspx

Small Business Administration’s Sub
-
net:
www.sba.gov/subnet



Prime & Subcontracting
Opportunities


Become verified.

Register on all applicable Government websites.

Review Agency Forecasts of Contracting Opportunities (FCO).

Ensure your information matches on all of these sites.

Register in SAM for the NAICS in which you hold expertise.

Obtain FPDS Account.

Identify appropriate Federal Supply Schedules.

Accept Purchase Cards.

Sharpen Your Pencil
-
Competitive Pricing.

Take Advantage of Capacity Building resources:

(e.g. PTAC and SBDC)

Know Your Customer.


Improve Your Chances


VA Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business
Utilization

202
-
461
-
4300

www.va.gov/osdbu



Center for Veterans

Enterprise

202
-
618
-
3765/ 202
-
303
-
3260