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Our Mission

The Office of Acquisition and Grants (OAG) is responsible for the SSA-wide acquisition and grants programs in support of the Agency mission and strategic goals. OAG directs the business management aspects of these activities, and develops and implements applicable policies, procedures, and directives.

The Office of Acquisition and Grants (OAG) is the principal procurement office of SSA. Seth Binstock is the Associate Commissioner for Acquisition and Grants and Christian Hellie is the Deputy Associate Commissioner for Acquisition and Grants.

The Office of the Associate Commissioner has overall responsibility for the award and administration of contracts and grants for SSA.

The Office of Information Technology Acquisition, whose Acting Director is Pamela Kontz, is responsible for acquisition of information technology products and related services.

The Office of Operations Contracts, directed by John Andrews, is responsible for acquisition of facilities services and acquisition of all other non-IT products and services.

The Office of Acquisition Support, whose Acting Director is Dawn Caracci, provides acquisition policy and cost analysis audit support to OAG. This office also administers the purchase card program.

Regional Contracting Officers are responsible for the acquisition needs specific to the SSA field offices in their regions.


Important Alerts

Message from Acting Commissioner Colvin to SSA Contractors
"Employing People with Disabilities"

SSA Vendor Repository

This document provides instructions on how vendors can submit information to be included in the newly created SSA vendor database. This database will be used for COTR market research.

System for Award Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) is a Federal Government-owned and -operated free website that consolidates the capabilities in CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS.

There is no charge for registration in SAM.

Attention - Prime Contractors and Small Business Subcontractors

On July 11, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memorandum M-12-16, "Providing Prompt Payment to Small Business Subcontractors," to further the goal established in OMB's September 14, 2011 Memorandum M-11-32, "Accelerated Payments to Small Business for Goods and Services."

Memorandum M-12-16 (as extended by OMB Memorandums M-13-15, M-14-10, and M-17-13, “Extension of Policy to Provide Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors,” until December 31, 2017) established a policy for Federal agencies to accelerate payments to all prime contractors allowing them to accelerate payments to their small business subcontractors. Consistent with Memorandum M-11-32, the goal was to make payments to all prime contractors quickly upon receipt of a proper invoice and required documentation.

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) now requires agencies to: take measures to ensure prime contractors pay small business subcontractors on an accelerated timetable to the maximum extent practicable upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government; and include FAR clause 52.232-40, "Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors," in all solicitations and contracts.  The clause requires:

Prime contractors to make accelerated payments to their small business subcontractors to the maximum extent practicable upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, and prior to when such payments are required under the contract or subcontract after receipt of a proper invoice and other required documentation. 

Additionally, prime contractors are to include this clause in all subcontracts with small business concerns.

NOTE: This acceleration does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act (PPA) and does not affect the application of the Prompt Payment Act's (PPA) late-payment interest penalty provisions.  Under the PPA, when an agency does not pay the contractor the amount due by "the required payment date", it triggers an interest penalty. This acceleration does not modify the "required payment date" and does not otherwise modify the operation of the interest penalty.

Please direct questions to the Office of Acquisition and Grants, Division of Acquisition Policy and Purchase Card Administration at (410) 965-9478.


Baltimore Headquarters Mailing Addresses

We welcome your business. Should you wish to send any advertisements or other literature concerning the products or services you offer, please use one of the following address formats:

Mailings related to acquisition of information technology products and related services

SSA Office of Acquisition and Grants
Attention: OITA
1540 Robert M. Ball Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235

Mailings related to small and disadvantaged business utilization

SSA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
1540 Robert M. Ball Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235

Mailings related to acquisition of construction & facilities services, or other types of products and services not related to information technology

SSA Office of Acquisition and Grants
Attention: OOC
1540 Robert M. Ball Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235

Mailings related to Grants

SSA Office of Acquisition and Grants
Attention: Grants Management
1540 Robert M. Ball Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235

Regional Office Mailing Addresses

REGION I: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

John F. Kennedy Federal Building, Rm. 1975
Boston, Massachusetts 02203

Contact: Pam Dutcher - (617) 565-2845


REGION II: New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Federal Building, Rm. 40-160
26 Federal Plaza
New York, New York 10278

Contact: Erica Day - (410) 965-9512


REGION III: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia

Social Security Administration
Mid-Atlantic Social Security Center
300 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Contact: Linda Seidle - (215) 597-9143 or Jim McDermott - (215) 597-2702 OAG/RMT-7th Floor


REGION IV: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Sam Nunn Federal Bldg.
Suite 22T64
61 Forsyth Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Contact: Rickie Bowens - (404) 562-1433


REGION V: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Social Security Administration
Regional Contracting Office
600 West Madison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661

Contact: Babafemi Littlejohn, (312) 575-4148


REGION VI: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Suite 550
1301 Young Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Contact: Linda Washeck - (214) 767-3233


REGION VII: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

Rm. 409
Richard Bolling Federal Office Building
601 East 12th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Contact: Cynthia Ragland- (816) 936-5535


REGION VIII: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

Rm. 1052
Federal Office Building
1961 Stout Street
Denver, Colorado 80294

Contact: Lisa Walker - (303) 844-7344


REGION IX: Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Trust Territory of Pacific Islands American Samoa

Frank Hagel Federal Building
1221 Nevin Avenue, FMT, R6
Richmond, California 94801

Contact: Renata Terry - (510) 970-8355


REGION X: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Suite 2900, M/S 3022
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104-7075

Contact: Renata Terry - (510) 970-8355


Special Program Contacts

ServiceContactPhone #
Agency Specific Acquisition Policies & ProceduresDawn Caracci (410) 965-9465
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Patricia Meise (410) 965-9459
Grants/Cooperative Agreements Kevin Muniz
Brenda Monch
(410) 966-3297
(410) 965-9521
Purchase Card ProgramPat Gaydos(410) 965-9514
Strategic SourcingMichael Traino (410) 410-966-3780
Unsolicited ProposalsJunghie Elky (410) 965-9579

Headquarters Contracting Officer Phone Directory

Headquarters Contracting Officer Phone Directory
(Revised 12/3/2018)
Kontz, PamelaSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-4736
Brennan, ChristopherContract Specialist(410) 966-0392
Leach-Walker, TraciContract Specialist(410) 965-9539
Cooney, KatieSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-9476
Failing, DennisLead Contract Specialist(410) 966-8192
Carter, ShannonPurchasing Agent(410) 966-7492
Christake, WhitneyPurchasing Agent(410) 965-5809
Freeman, AmintaContract Specialist(212) 264-1467
Jackson, DenaPurchasing Agent(410) 966-9706
Kochar, PrachiPurchasing Agent(410) 966-9919
Latif, ManahelPurchasing Agent(410) 965-2047
Myers, BrittanyPurchasing Agent(410) 965-2567
Shanklin, GregContract Specialist(410) 965-9517
Sneeringer, LarryContract Specialist(410) 965-3369
Quinn, JaneSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-9494
Fain, KathyLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-4853
Bolt, RickContract Specialist(410) 966-8765
Harrison, StephaniePurchasing Agent(410) 966-7538
Hemming, TerryContract Specialist(410) 965-0527
Jonjo, SamanthaPurchasing Agent(410) 965-5775
Merritt, JordanPurchasing Agent(410) 966-2588
Piegols, MarissaPurchasing Agent(410) 965-5885
Scott, DiAndrePurchasing Agent(410) 966-2538
Twigg, RogerPurchasing Agent(410) 965-6820
Williams, SherrieContract Specialist(410) 965-9540
Gay, SyreetaSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-9510
Thompson, HiltonLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-3786
Graham, BethanyContract Specialist(410) 965-2375
Kloman, MelissaContract Specialist(410) 965-9515
Ouedraogo, AlassaneContract Specialist(410) 965-4301
Pinney, ScottContract Specialist(410) 965-9486
Shaney, AdriannaContract Specialist(410) 965-2566
Muniz, KevinSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 966-3297
Monch, BrendaLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-9521
Mitchell, DionneGrants Management Specialist(410) 965-9534
O'Brien, AnitaGrants Management Specialist(410) 965-1819
Riggin, AdrianeContract Specialist(410) 965-4904
Saunders, TonyaGrants Management Specialist(410) 965-9501
Tubman, MicheleContract Specialist(410) 965-9463
Williams, De'ShelleContract Specialist(410) 965-3697
Office Fax Number(s): 410) 965-9560; (410) 966-5982

Andrews, John T.Supervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-3468
Patterson, DenitaContract Specialist(410) 966-4666
Taylor, KristinContract Specialist(410) 965-9547
Tracht, JoeieSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-9862
Day, EricaLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-9512
Alfonso, AbelPurchasing Agent(410) 965-6066
Applewhaite, LucreciaContract Specialist(404) 562-5762
Derr, SamanthaPurchasing Agent(410) 965-5751
Dutcher, PamelaProcurement Analyst(877) 479-9630
Gahagan, SeanPurchasing Agent(410) 594-2032
Gonzalez, VictorPurchasing Agent(410) 966-9906
Gould-Bacon, MacallPurchasing Agent(410) 966-2548
Jackson, SymonePurchasing Agent(410) 966-2529
Ky, BaonhuPurchasing Agent(410) 966-9884
Littlejohn, BabafemiContract Specialist(312) 575-4148
Merritt, MelindaPurchasing Agent(410) 966-9907
Seidle, LindaContract Specialist(215) 597-9143
Easter, DerekSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-8083
Ely, TimothyLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-1094
Brady, AmandaContract Specialist(410) 965-3709
Coombs, ChesnePurchasing Agent(410) 966-9915
Karbeling, BradleyContract Specialist(410) 965-9505
Norris, RobynPurchasing Agent(410) 966-7597
Seipp, MollyContract Specialist(410) 965-2605
Speca, JoeContract Specialist(410) 965-9487
Stewart, KaylaPurchasing Agent(410) 965-1156
Tompkins, AndrewContract Specialist(410) 965-6496
Wade, ShannonContract Specialist(410) 965-4355
Walker, DanielSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-4188
Walker, LisaLead Contract Specialist(303) 844-7344
Bailey, KiaContract Specialist(410) 965-7417
Gunn, Anna-MarquettaPurchasing Agent(410) 966-9912
Hrybyk, LindsayContract Specialist(410) 965-3767
Lobl, JoannaContract Specialist(410) 965-6476
Mulbah, VachaelPurchasing Agent(410) 965-2044
Pishioneri, MelissaContract Specialist(410) 965-9522
Puryear, StephaniePurchasing Agent(410) 966-9885
Quijote, JeremiahPurchasing Agent(410) 965-5750
Young, EricaPurchasing Agent(410) 965-2593
Argiro, AndrewSupervisory Contract Specialist(212) 264-2766
Medeiros, KatherineLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-1067
Crowley, TerryContract Specialist(816) 936-5538
Decenzo, NoellePurchasing Agent(410) 966-9899
Givens, GanaePurchasing Agent(410) 966-2574
Kadiri, EseosePurchasing Agent(410) 965-5823
Kloman, RyanPurchasing Agent(212) 264-7291
Lawson, DaricaPurchasing Agent(410) 966-2546
Lee, AngelaContract Specialist(212) 264-3529
Lee, Jun HoPurchasing Agent(410) 965-5821
Lee, RubyPurchasing Agent(510) 970-4079
Oglesby, JadaPurchasing Agent(410) 966-9894
Terry, RenataContract Specialist(510) 970-8355
Tucker, JahmeelaPurchasing Agent(410) 965-1992
Office Fax Number(s): 410) 966-9310