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Brochure | July 15, 2022

Troop Support Medical Small Business

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General Information

DLA Troop Support’s (TS) Medical supply chain supports the Nation’s military every day and in every crisis. DLA TS Medical support warfighters and their dependents around the world, from well babies to wounded warriors. To ensure their basic and critical medical and pharmaceutical needs are met, the support includes surgical items, preventive vaccines, field hospital equipment and even medical supplies for animals.

DLA TS’s Medical supply chain has established multiple acquisition methods for its customers to purchase medical materiel (the equipment, apparatus, and supplies of a military force or other organization). They include the following: Medical Prime Vendor Program (MPVP), Medical Electronic Catalog (ECAT), Contingency Contracts, Solicitation Proposal Process, National Stock Number (NSN) Ordering, and through the DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS).

Being a participant in any one or more of the programs does not guarantee sales. You will need to market your company and products to the Military Services to increase sales. This could be accomplished by sending sales and marketing personnel to meet with clinical and medical logistics personnel located at Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) (hospitals, ambulatory care and occupational health clinics, and dental clinics) such as Walter Reed Military Medical Center, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, etc., or by speaking to clinical and logistics personnel assigned to field and deployable medical units.

What Does DLA Troop Support Medical Procure and How?

Commodity: Pharmaceuticals

  • MPVP: Yes
  • ECAT: No
  • Contingency Contract: Yes
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6505

Commodity: Medical/Surgical

  • MPVP: Yes
  • ECAT: Yes (limited)
  • Contingency Contract: Yes
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6515

Commodity: Dental Items

  • MPVP: No 
  • ECAT: Yes
  • Contingency Contract: Yes
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6520

Commodity: Optical Items

  • MPVP: No
  • ECAT: Yes
  • Contingency Contract: No
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: No
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: No
  • DIBBS: No
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6540

Commodity: Laboratory Items

  • MPVP: No
  • ECAT: Yes
  • Contingency Contract: Yes
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6640

Commodity: Hospital Lab Equipment

  • MPVP: No
  • ECAT: Yes
  • Contingency Contract: No
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6640

Commodity: Critical Care

  • MPVP: No
  • ECAT: Yes
  • Contingency Contract: No
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6515

Commodity: Biomedical Equipment

  • MPVP: No
  • ECAT: No
  • Contingency Contract: No
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: No
  • DIBBS: No
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6525

Commodity: Medicated Cosmetics

  • MPVP: No
  • ECAT: No
  • Contingency Contract: Yes
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6508

Commodity: Veterinary Pharmaceuticals

  • MPVP: No
  • ECAT: No
  • Contingency Contract: Yes
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6509

Commodity: Surgical Dressing Materials

  • MPVP: Yes
  • ECAT: No
  • Contingency Contract: Yes
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6510

Commodity: Hospital Furniture

  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6530

NOTE: Medical does not procure hospital furniture. GSA is the authorized supplier.

Commodity: Hospital Surgical Clothing

  • MPVP: Yes
  • ECAT: No
  • Contingency Contract: Yes 
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6532

Commodity: Replenishable Field Kits

  • MPVP: Yes
  • ECAT: No
  • Contingency Contract: No
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6545

Commodity: In-Vitro Diagnostic Substances, Reagents Test Kits and Sets

  • MPVP: No
  • ECAT: Yes
  • Contingency Contract: No
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6550

Commodity: Chemical Analysis Instruments

  • MPVP: No
  • ECAT: Yes
  • Contingency Contract: No
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6630

Commodity: Training Aids

  • MPVP: No
  • ECAT: Yes
  • Contingency Contract: No
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 6910

Commodity: Crude Grades Plant Material

  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 9410

NOTE: Medical does not have requirements for this FSC.

Commodity: Memorials, Mortuary Equipment

  • MPVP: No
  • ECAT: No
  • Contingency Contract: No
  • Solicitation Proposal Process: Yes
  • NSN or Part Number Ordering: Yes
  • DIBBS: Yes
  • Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Code: 9930

Medical Prime Vendor Program

The majority of Medical Items are purchased by DLA’s customers through the MPVP

A Prime Vendor (PV) is a single distributor of brand specific medical supplies. PV contracts are in place for pharmaceuticals, medical/surgical, Navy Fleet, and War Reserve/Readiness.

Visit MPVP at www.medical.dla.mil/Portal/PrimeVendor/PrimeVendorHome.

Distribution and Pricing Agreements (DAPA)

Are issued to suppliers of medical items (commercial items and items that do not necessarily need an NSN) by the DLA TS Medical Supply Chain. These suppliers thereby become "DAPA-holders." DAPAs are pricing vehicles used to establish and manage pricing with manufacturers and/or distributors for medical material purchased under DLA’s MPVP contracts. Prices are deemed fair and reasonable prior to approving and issuing a DAPA. Learn more about DAPAs at www.medical.dla.mil/Portal/DapaMS/DapaMS.

Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) for pharmaceutical items

If suppliers already have a FSS for an item, they can use that FSS to sell that item through the MPVP. A DAPA will still need to be established to sell through the MPVP for medical/surgical and equipment items

Medical Electronic Catalogue

The Medical ECAT is a Net-centric ordering, distribution, and payment system providing the Department of Defense (DoD) and other Federal customers access to multiple manufacturer and distributor commercial catalogs at discounted prices. The program is a complementary acquisition strategy allowing customers to browse, compare, and order a wide range of pharmaceutical, laboratory, dental, optical fabrication, and medical/surgical equipment commercial items not available through DAPAs under the MPVP.

ECAT provides products from manufacturers and distributors to maximize the breadth and depth of its product offerings and promote competition among suppliers. DLA TS Medical Supply Chain contracting specialists negotiate discounted pricing off of the supplier's commercial catalog price. This discounted price is presented to ECAT customers as the “Total Delivered Price” of the product. This price includes all transportation/distribution and administrative costs. Learn more about the ECAT Program at www.dla.mil/TroopSupport/Medical/ECAT.

Contact the ECAT Help Desk at   800-290-8201 or email the ECAT Help Desk at   DSCPECATHELP@dla.mil with any questions on the ECAT program or how to become an ECAT supplier.

Contingency Contracts

DLA TS Medical Supply Chain, in consultation and collaboration with the Military Services and other DoD agencies, places a subset of items under contract for contingency situations such as military or humanitarian operations. In order to ensure that the healthcare industry and the industrial base can support contingency operations, DLA TS Medical Supply Chain attempts to place products under contingency contract to improve planning and sustainment operations on behalf of the Military Services. View Contingency Contracts info at www.dla.mil/TroopSupport/Medical/Readiness.

Solicitation Proposal process

DLA TS Medical Supply Chain utilizes various kinds of solicitations. For example, we have Customer Value Contracts (CVCs), Multiple Award Contracts, and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). We place notices of solicitations valued over $25,000 on the Federal Contract Opportunities website at SAM.gov.

  • Site: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, DODAAC: SP0200, SPE2D*, SPM200, SPM2D*
  • Site: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii DODAAC: SPE2DT

Buys from $2,500 to $24,999 are competed with a variety of companies that produce the product typically through the DLA Internet Bid Board System. For Equipment items such as Imaging Equipment, DINPACS, Patient Monitoring, Imaging Equipment Maintenance, or Radiation Oncology Equipment, DLA TS Medical Supply Chain awards to every company that meets the requirements of the solicitation. We then issue orders for items as the customers send in their purchase requests.

National Stock Number Ordering

Prior to the implementation of MPVP, medical supplies were procured using NSNs. The NSNs are now primarily reserved to support our readiness efforts and contingency operations. Military services have the ultimate authority to establish a NSN for a new product or authorize a substitute source for any existing NSN that meet the minimum requirements of the mission. Learn more about NSN Ordering at www.medical.dla.mil/Portal/Readiness/MedicalNationalStockNumbers.

DLA Internet Bid Board System

The DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) at www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil is a web-based bid board that allows suppliers to search for, view, and submit secure quotes on Requests for Quotations (RFQs), search and view Request for Proposals (RFPs), and view awards for DLA items of supply.

Contact Us

DLA Troop Support Small Business Office

Visit “How Do I Sell to Medical Supply Chain?” webpage at www.medical.dla.mil/Portal/Default for more information. Additional information and resources can be found on the DLA Small Business website www.dla.mil/smallbusiness.

Toll Free:   800-831-1110

Troop Support Associate Director:   215-737-2321

Medical Supply Chain Small Business Professional:   215-737-4648

Email:   DLATroopSupportsbo@dla.mil