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The Office of Acquisition and Grants (OAG) is responsible for SSA-wide acquisition and grants programs supporting the Agency's 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. Adam Goldstein is the Associate Commissioner and Pamela Kontz is the Deputy Associate Commissioner for OAG.

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 Director is Syreeta Gay, 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 headquarters and regional facilities services and acquisition of all other non-IT products and services.

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



Important Alerts

COVID-19 FAQs for Contractors & Subcontractors, UPDATED 03/27/2023

See the list of COVID-19 FAQs for Contractors and Subcontractors with employees working at SSA facilities.

Social Security Administration - 12/09/21 Update on Implementation of Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate Covid Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors

The Government will take no action to enforce the clause implementing requirements of Executive Order 14042, absent further written notice from the agency, where the place of performance identified in the contract is in a U.S. state or outlying area subject to a court order prohibiting the application of requirements pursuant to the Executive Order (hereinafter, “Excluded State or Outlying Area”).  In all other circumstances, the Government will enforce the clause, except for contractor employees who perform substantial work on or in connection with a covered contract in an Excluded State or Outlying Area, or in a covered contractor workplace located in an Excluded State or Outlying Area.  A current list of such Excluded States and Outlying Areas is maintained at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Bundling Notices

Social Security Administration’s Senior Procurement Executive has made the determination that the bundling of the following requirement is necessary and justified in accordance with FAR 7.107-5(b)(1) Bundling:

Medical Expert Services

Consolidation Notices

Social Security Administration’s Senior Procurement Executive has made the determination that the consolidation of the following requirement is necessary and justified in accordance with FAR 7.107-2 Consolidation:

Current Notifications

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 Contract Officer Technical Representative (COTR) market research.

System for Award Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) is the primary Government repository for prospective Federal awardee and Federal awardee information and the centralized Government system for certain contracting, grants, and other assistance-related processes. There is no charge for registration in SAM.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Get Ready for SAM’s April 4, 2022 Transition from DUNS to UEI (SAM)

By April of 2022, the Federal Government will stop using the DUNS number to uniquely identify entities.  At that point, entities doing business with the Federal Government will use a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created in SAM.gov.  To learn more about the transition from the UEI (DUNS) to UEI (SAM), go to the Federal Service Desk home page and click on the green “HELP ON UEI TRANSITION” button.

SSA’s Highlights for Contractors or Prospective Contractors Regarding the UEI Transition (NOTE:  Please check back periodically on this page for any updates.)

1.  SSA is updating its systems to be ready for the UEI transition.

2.  Effect on Contractor Invoicing.  The agency has updated its contractor invoicing procedures to align with the UEI transition.

3.  For Prime Contractors Submitting Subcontractor Reporting (as on FSRS or eSRS):  Ensure that any such subcontractor being reported has a UEI (SAM) prior to the April 4, 2022 transition.  Use the subcontractor’s UEI (SAM) for reporting starting on April 4, 2022.  Refer any subcontractor with questions on obtaining a UEI to the Federal Service Desk (see above) and/or the additional resources listed below.

SSA’s Highlights for Grantees or Prospective Grantees Regarding the UEI Transition (NOTE:  Please check back periodically on this page for any updates.)

1. SSA partners with GrantSolutions to manage the full lifecycle of its grant programs.  GrantSolutions provides updates on its own UEI transition on its website (see GrantSolutions Updates - GrantSolutions).

2. As with contractors involved with subcontractor reporting, grantees reporting on sub-recipients should also verify such sub-recipients have a UEI (SAM), even if they have a current DUNS, well before the transition on April 4, 2022, to ensure continuity in reporting on this date and thereafter.  See the details in #3., above, on how to ensure they have a UEI (SAM).

Additional Resources  

For questions and concerns on the overall Government effort on the transition, see GSA's UEI update page.

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 DCBFM.OAG.DPPCA@ssa.gov.


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

Special Program Contacts

ServiceContactPhone #
Agency Specific Acquisition Policies & ProceduresDawn Caracci
Kevin Muniz
(410) 965-9465
(410) 966-3297
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Thomas Mulherin (410) 965-3706
Grants/Cooperative Agreements Brenda Monch (410) 965-9521
Purchase Card ProgramAudrey Adams(410) 965-9469
Strategic SourcingKevin Muniz
(410) 966-3297
Unsolicited ProposalsJunghie Elky (410) 965-9579

Headquarters Contracting Officer Phone Directory

Headquarters Contracting Officer Phone Directory
(Revised 3/29/2023)
Gay, SyreetaSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-9510
Leach-Walker, TraciContract Specialist (Senior Technical Advisor)(410) 965-9539
Pickwell, RandallContract Specialist (Senior Technical Advisor)(410) 966-1325
Sneeringer, LarrySupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-3369
Buenger, JenelleContract Specialist(410) 966-5652
Freeman, AmintaContract Specialist(212) 264-1467
Jackson, SymonePurchasing Agent(410) 966-2529
Kloman, RyanContract Specialist(212) 264-7291
McLain, SheriContract Specialist(410) 965-1383
Mulbah, VachaelPurchasing Agent(410) 965-2044
Ouedraogo, AlassaneContract Specialist(410) 965-4301
Pinney, ScottContract Specialist(410) 965-9486
Schell, KathleenContract Specialist(410) 965-9493
Shanklin, GregContract Specialist(410) 965-9517
Alfonso, AbelContract Specialist(410) 965-6066
Aston, EvanContract Specialist(410) 965-1288
Baker, JazzmineContract Specialist(410) 965-9484
Hemming, TerryContract Specialist(410) 965-0527
McGrath, KeelinContract Specialist(410) 965-1334
Parson, KimberlyContract Specialist(410) 966-5653
Randall, CollinContract Specialist(410) 965-9482
Thompson, HiltonContract Specialist (Senior Technical Advisor)(410) 965-3786
Twigg, RogerPurchasing Agent(410) 965-6820
Williams, SherrieContract Specialist(410) 965-9540
Medeiros, KatherineSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-1067
Seipp, MollyLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-2605
Derr, SamanthaContract Specialist(410) 965-5751
Latif, ManahelContract Specialist(410) 965-2047
Oglesby, JadaContract Specialist(410) 966-9894
Pham, Thu-AnnContract Specialist(410) 966-2546
Rivera, MelindaContract Specialist(410) 966-9907
Monch, BrendaSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-9521
Brennan, ChristopherContract Specialist(410) 966-0392
Flood, SherieN/A(410) 965-6599
Mitchell, DionneGrants Management Specialist(410) 965-9534
O'Brien, AnitaGrants Management Specialist(410) 965-1819
Piegols, MarissaContract Specialist(410) 965-5885
Quijote, JeremiahContract Specialist(410) 965-5750
Sanders, ChantilleContract Specialist(410) 965-1993
Saunders, TonyaGrants Management Specialist(410) 965-9501
Strawther, DelbertN/A(410) 966-4608
Tompkins, AndrewContract Specialist(410) 965-6496
Office Fax Number(s): 410) 965-9560; (410) 966-5982

Andrews, John T.Supervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-3468
Ely, TimothyContract Specialist (Senior Technical Advisor)(410) 965-1094
Pishioneri, MelissaSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-9522
Shaney, AdriannaLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-2566
Applewhaite, LucreciaContract Specialist(404) 562-5762
Carrington, SydneyContract Specialist(410) 966-5664
Gunn, Anna-MarquettaContract Specialist(410) 966-9912
Jamison, VanessaContract Specialist(410) 965-9526
Lee, Jun HoContract Specialist(410) 965-5821
Littlejohn, BabafemiContract Specialist(214) 767-3233
Puryear, StephaniePurchasing Agent(410) 966-9885
Scott, DiAndrePurchasing Agent(410) 966-2538
Seidle, LindaContract Specialist(215) 597-9143
Easter, DerekSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-8083
Batchelder, JamieContract Specialist(410) 965-1327
Givens, GanaeContract Specialist(410) 966-2574
Karbeling, BradleyContract Specialist(410) 965-9505
Kochar, PrachiContract Specialist(410) 966-9919
Ky, BaonhuContract Specialist(410) 966-9884
Mann, AlexanderPurchasing Agent(410) 965-1938
Norris, RobynPurchasing Agent(410) 966-7597
Richardson, RavynContract Specialist(410) 965-1397
Speca, JoeContract Specialist(410) 965-9487
Walker, DanielSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-4188
Asper, JoshuaContract Specialist(410) 966-5647
Christake, WhitneyContract Specialist(410) 965-5809
Daniels, ChristenContract Specialist(410) 965-1369
Dowuona, SoniaContract Specialist(410) 965-1283
Gahagan, SeanContract Specialist(410) 594-2032
Hrybyk, LindsayContract Specialist(410) 965-3767
Riggin, AdrianeContract Specialist(410) 965-4904
Taylor, KristinContract Specialist(410) 965-9547
Waters, CodyContract Specialist(410) 965-9536
Argiro, AndrewSupervisory Contract Specialist(212) 264-2766
Crowley, TerryContract Specialist(816) 936-5538
Diapoulis, LindsayContract Specialist(410) 966-5638
Gould, KelseyPurchasing Agent(410) 965-3709
Lee, AngelaContract Specialist(212) 264-3529
Lee, RubyPurchasing Agent(510) 970-4079
Mullin, ElizabethContract Specialist(410) 965-2015
Requena, JuanContract Specialist(410) 965-9488
Wade, ShannonContract Specialist(410) 965-4355
Office Fax Number(s): 410) 966-9310