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Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services

The Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services (OAGS) is responsible for negotiating, awarding and managing all contracts, technology transfers, grants, interagency agreements, and administers the purchase card program for the FDA. The organization consists of 92 FTEs located in Rockville, Maryland and various locations nationwide.  OAGS executes over 5000 actions valued at approximately $580 million in new acquisitions and grants awards and administers over $2.5 billion annually.  OAGS is also responsible for writing acquisition policy, providing  strategic business advice and support to our stakeholders, and liaising with the Department of Health and Human Service’s Senior Procurement Executive.

Major Functions:

  • Provides management direction and leadership for acquisitions, grants, cooperative agreements, technology transfers, and interagency agreements. 
  • Provides administrative management support to the four operational Divisions in the areas of budget execution; staff and organizational planning as well as advice and analysis of administrative policy and procedures in order to assist managers in accomplishing the mission of the organization.
  • Serves as the agency focal point for developing, coordinating and implementing FDA policies and procedures pertaining to acquisitions, interagency agreements, technology transfer and grants management; coordinates all administrative matters related to acquisitions, grants, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, memoranda of understanding and technology transfer.
  • Maintains liaison with HHS on contracts and grants/assistance management policy and procedural and operating matters.
  • Provides the oversight function to all levels of the agency in the Small Business contracting program.  Provides technical and legal guidance in all areas of the agency printing management program.
  • Develops policy for printing to insure timely and cost effective implementation of the agency printing program.