Office of Finance, Budget and Acquisitions
The mission of the Office of Finance, Budget, and Acquisitions (OFBA) is to provide comprehensive budgetary, financial and acquisition and grants services to FDA and the public. OFBA services support the accomplishment of FDA’s public health mission – both domestic and foreign – and include services such as preparing FDA’s budget justification materials, contributing to the preparation and audit of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Annual Financial Report, awarding contracts and grants, and making payments to FDA vendors.
To provide value added, service oriented finance, budget, acquisitions and grants support of FDA’s mission to promote and protect the public health – while safeguarding FDA’s resources from mismanagement and abuse. Our service focus is one of continuous improvement, innovation, transparency, accountability, and responsiveness to customer needs in an environment where FDA’s public health responsibilities are vast, global and becoming ever-more complex.
Major Functions and Descriptions
Acquisition and Grant Services – procures goods and services used directly by FDA. Provides grants to assist other health-related and research organizations that contribute to FDA's mission. Ensures vendors receive a fair opportunity to do business with FDA and that the government and taxpayers receive the best value for their money.
Budget - oversee the day-to-day operational activities, interaction and execution of program initiatives across all FDA centers, field offices and regions and the Office of the Commissioner. Provide executive direction, leadership, coordination and guidance for the operations of FDA; including the preparation, presentation and negotiation of the FDA budget justification through robust communication with the Department, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congress.
Financial Management – coordinate a comprehensive financial management operations program for FDA encompassing the areas of automated financial systems, fiscal accounting, internal financial auditing, financial services related to vendor payments, travel support, user fees, and financial reporting.