Federal Manager's Daily Report

The VA and the Defense Logistics Agency have entered an agreement providing the former with access to the latter’s procurement system to acquire medical and surgical items, cleaning supplies and equipment, construction materials and equipment, and other items.

The agreement creates a centralized ordering system for VA that will reduce risk, waste, fraud and abuse in purchasing equipment and supplies, according to an announcement.

The VA called the agreement “a huge step forward in our efforts to transform VA into a modern, high-performing organization by simplifying operations and leveraging DOD’s supply chain system” while the DLA said that “Leveraging economies of scale, like the ones outlined in this agreement, help us reduce costs for the military services and other government partners like VA.”