The Division of Simplified Acquisition Policy and Services (DSAPS)

Advises the Associate Director, OAMP, and staff of procedures and practices in the areas of simplified acquisitions, delegated acquisition, and acquisition support programs. Responsible for:

  1. Planning, developing, recommending and establishing NIH-wide procedures and practices in the area of simplified acquisitions.
  2. Administers and oversees the NIH Purchase Card Program, providing guidance, training and reviews.
  3. Administers and oversees NIH’s delegated acquisition system, providing guidance, training and reviews.
  4. Plans, negotiates, awards and terminates NIH-wide and restricted BPAs.
  5. Analyzes repetitive acquisitions to ascertain the most cost-effective method, including their consolidation into BPA awards.
  6. As requested, coordinates and submits pertinent acquisition business data and documentation.
  7. Prepares guidance and procedural updates and keeps the community informed of current, relevant simplified acquisition issues.
  8. In conjunction with the Acquisition Career Program in OALM, manages delegated acquisition authority function and maintains files.
  9. Negotiates vendor discounts with open market and Federal Supply Schedule vendors.
  10. Conducts discount validation reviews and identifies areas of procedural problems as well as non-compliance by BPA vendors.

Organizational Structure & Customer Service
Office of the Director Title  Telephone E-mail Location
Nancy Norton Acting Director 301-496-3997 6100 Executive Blvd/6C01D
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Customer Service Telephone E-mail
Purchase Card 301-435-6606
BPA 301-496-5212
Simplified Acquisitions 301-496-0400
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Acquisition Services and Review Branch Title  Telephone E-mail Location
Nic D'Ascoli Chief 301-594-5458 6100 Executive Blvd / 6A01C
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BPA Program Branch Title  Telephone E-mail Location
Christina Vaughan Acting Chief 301-435-3937 vaughanc@OD.NIH.GOV 6100 Executive Blvd / 6A01B
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Purchase Card Program Branch Title  Telephone E-mail Location
Doreen Rappaport Chief 301-451-1947 6100 Executive Blvd/6B05D
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Last Modified On: Sep 19, 2018