“The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) entered into a strategic partnership Aug. 12 to enhance VA’s supply chain management modernization efforts.”
“This first step gives VA networks across the country increased access to DLA’s broader supply catalog; improving productivity and efficiency.”
“The agreement provides VA access to DLA’s worldwide procurement system to acquire medical and surgical items; cleaning supplies and equipment; construction materials and equipment; and other items needed to support Veterans…”
“The agreement combines resources from VA and DoD to create a centralized ordering system for VA, reducing risk, waste, fraud and abuse in purchasing medical equipment and supplies.” Read the full press release here.
Source: VA and DoD partner to modernize department’s health care supply chain – August 12, 2019. VA.