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Division of Acquisition Programs
Director, Laurie Weker
6011 Executive Blvd/549-C/1
Phone: 301-496-6071

The Division of Acquisition Programs, OLAO is responsible for (1) planning, developing, recommending and establishing NIH-wide procedures and practices in the area of simplified acquisitions; (2) providing guidance and advice to OLAO contract specialists on specific contract issues as well as new acquisition initiatives; (3) administering and overseeing the NIH Purchase Card Program, providing guidance, training and reviews; (4) administering and overseeing NIH’s DELPRO acquisition system, providing guidance, training and reviews; (5) administering and overseeing NIH’s simplified acquisition operation, providing guidance, training and reviews; (6) planning, negotiating, awarding and terminating NIH-wide and restricted BPAs; (7) administering and developing acquisition standards and specifications (including commodities) for NIH and other DHHS activities serviced by OLAO; (8) providing technical assistance to ordering offices, bidders and contractors on the design, manufacture, use and acquisition of equipment, supplies and technical services at NIH; (9) researching new products and services for use by NIH; (10) analyzing repetitive acquisitions to ascertain the most cost-effective method, including their consolidation into NIH-wide awards; (11) planning and screening acquisition requirements prior to staff assignment; (12) analyzing and recommending changes to acquisition systems and processes including DELPRO software and the Administrative Data Base; (13) as requested, coordinating and submitting all acquisition business data and documentation; (14) monitoring FOIA requests and responses; (15) preparing guidance and procedural updates and keeping the community informed of current, relevant acquisition issues; (16) managing delegated acquisition authority function and maintaining files; (17) monitoring and maintaining training records on participants in the NIH Acquisition Training Program; (18) negotiating vendor discounts with open market and Federal Supply Schedule vendors; (19) conducting discount validation reviews and identifying areas of procedural problems as well as non-compliance by BPA vendors; and (20) leading and coordinating NIH and DHHS reverse auctions.

Acquisition Services and Review Branch
Chief, Ed Wilgus
6011 Executive Blvd/547K
Phone: 301-451-2612

BPA Program Branch
Chief, Cole Stathes
6011 Executive Blvd/549G
Phone: 301-435-3933

Purchase Card Program Branch
Chief, Georgiann Wilson
6011 Executive Blvd/549E
Phone: 301-435-3938

Acquisition Planning and Specifications Branch
Chief, William Brown
6011 Executive Blvd/547-F
Phone: 301-496-4814

Purchase Card Helpline: 301-435-6606
Email - Help,
BPA Helpline: 301-496-5212
Simplified Acquisition Helpline: 301-496-0400

Organizational Structure
 •Division of Acquisition Programs
 •Division of Information Technology Acquisition
 •Division of Logistics Services
 •Office of Acquisitions
 •Office Of The Director