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Our Mission

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. Christian Hellie is the Acting Associate Commissioner for Acquisition and Grants and the Deputy Associate Commissioner position is vacant.

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 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 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.

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

 

Important Alerts


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 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) 965-9465.

Contacts

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
Kathy Fain
(410) 965-9521
(410) 965-4853
Purchase Card ProgramAudrey Adams(410) 965-9469
Strategic SourcingKevin Muniz
Michael Traino
(410) 966-3297
(410) 966-3780
Unsolicited ProposalsJunghie Elky (410) 965-9579

Headquarters Contracting Officer Phone Directory

Headquarters Contracting Officer Phone Directory
(Revised 12/9/2019)
OFFICE OF ACQUISITION SUPPORT
NamePositionPhone
Caracci, DawnSupervisory Procurement Analyst(410) 965-5499
Muniz, KevinContract Specialist(410) 966-3297
Office Fax Number(s): 410) 966-1261
{END OF OFFICE OF ACQUISITION SUPPORT PHONE DIRECTORY}


OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION
NamePositionPhone
Kontz, PamelaSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-4736
Gay, SyreetaContract Specialist (Senior Technical Advisor)(410) 965-9510
Leach-Walker, TraciContract Specialist(410) 965-9539
Pickwell, RandallContract Specialist (Senior Technical Advisor)(410) 966-1325
DIVISION OF IT EQUIPMENT & MAINTENANCE
NamePositionPhone
Cooney, KatieSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-9476
Bogie, NatashaPurchasing Agent(410) 965-2013
Derr, SamanthaPurchasing Agent(410) 965-5751
Freeman, AmintaContract Specialist(212) 264-1467
Gonzalez, VictorPurchasing Agent(410) 966-9906
Myers, BrittanyPurchasing Agent(410) 965-2567
Ouedraogo, AlassaneContract Specialist(410) 965-4301
Pearsoll, ChristopherPurchasing Agent(410) 965-1935
Piegols, MarissaContract Specialist(410) 965-5885
Shanklin, GregContract Specialist(410) 965-9517
Sneeringer, LarryContract Specialist(410) 965-3369
Tubman, MicheleContract Specialist(410) 965-9463
DIVISION OF IT SOFTWARE & MAINTENANCE
NamePositionPhone
Thompson, HiltonSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-3786
Bolt, RickContract Specialist(410) 966-8765
Hemming, TerryContract Specialist(410) 965-0527
Martin, JeffreyPurchasing Agent(410) 965-1971
Merritt, JordanPurchasing Agent(410) 966-2588
Mullin, ElizabethPurchasing Agent(410) 965-2015
Norris, RobynPurchasing Agent(410) 966-7597
Puryear, StephaniePurchasing Agent(410) 966-9885
Scott, DiAndrePurchasing Agent(410) 966-2538
Shaney, AdriannaContract Specialist(410) 965-2566
Twigg, RogerPurchasing Agent(410) 965-6820
Williams, SherrieContract Specialist(410) 965-9540
DIVISION OF IT SUPPORT SERVICES
NamePositionPhone
Ely, TimothySupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-1094
Coombs, ChesneContract Specialist(410) 966-9915
Decenzo, NoelleContract Specialist(410) 966-9899
Gunn, Anna-MarquettaPurchasing Agent(410) 966-9912
Ky, BaonhuPurchasing Agent(410) 966-9884
Williams, De'ShelleContract Specialist(410) 965-3697
DIVISION OF PROGRAMS CONTRACTS
NamePositionPhone
Monch, BrendaSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-9521
Fain, KathyLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-4853
Christake, WhitneyContract Specialist(410) 965-5809
Gahagan, SeanPurchasing Agent(410) 594-2032
Kochar, PrachiPurchasing Agent(410) 966-9919
Mitchell, DionneGrants Management Specialist(410) 965-9534
O'Brien, AnitaGrants Management Specialist(410) 965-1819
Pinney, ScottContract Specialist(410) 965-9486
Saunders, TonyaGrants Management Specialist(410) 965-9501
Office Fax Number(s): 410) 965-9560; (410) 966-5982
{END OF OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION PHONE DIRECTORY}


OFFICE OF OPERATIONS CONTRACTS
NamePositionPhone
Andrews, John T.Supervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-3468
Brennan, ChristopherContract Specialist(410) 966-0392
Quinn, JaneContract Specialist (Senior Technical Advisor)(410) 965-9494
Taylor, KristinContract Specialist(410) 965-9547
DIVISION OF EASTERN REGIONAL CONTRACTS
NamePositionPhone
Failing, DennisSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 966-8192
Day, EricaLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-9512
Applewhaite, LucreciaContract Specialist(404) 562-5762
Bowser, TonyPurchasing Agent(410) 965-1940
Cooper, FantaPurchasing Agent(410) 965-9508
Dutcher, PamelaProcurement Analyst(904) 375-8049
Gould-Bacon, MacallPurchasing Agent(410) 966-2548
Graham, BethanyContract Specialist(410) 965-2375
Jackson, SymonePurchasing Agent(410) 966-2529
Latif, ManahelPurchasing Agent(410) 965-2047
Littlejohn, BabafemiContract Specialist(214) 767-3233
Miller, JordanPurchasing Agent(410) 965-2036
Seidle, LindaContract Specialist(215) 597-9143
DIVISION OF FACILITIES CONTRACTS
NamePositionPhone
Easter, DerekSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-8083
Gould, KelseyPurchasing Agent(410) 965-3709
Jackson, DenaContract Specialist(410) 966-9706
Karbeling, BradleyContract Specialist(410) 965-9505
Merritt, MelindaContract Specialist(410) 966-9907
Quijote, JeremiahPurchasing Agent(410) 965-5750
Seipp, MollyContract Specialist(410) 965-2605
Speca, JoeContract Specialist(410) 965-9487
Stewart, KaylaPurchasing Agent(410) 965-1156
Tompkins, AndrewContract Specialist(410) 965-6496
DIVISION OF OPERATIONS CONTRACTS
NamePositionPhone
Walker, DanielSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-4188
Alfonso, AbelContract Specialist(410) 965-6066
Chambers, ZieraPurchasing Agent(410) 965-5823
Hrybyk, LindsayContract Specialist(410) 965-3767
Jonjo, SamanthaPurchasing Agent(410) 965-5775
Lee, Jun HoPurchasing Agent(410) 965-5821
Mulbah, VachaelPurchasing Agent(410) 965-2044
Oglesby, JadaPurchasing Agent(410) 966-9894
Pishioneri, MelissaContract Specialist(410) 965-9522
Riggin, AdrianeContract Specialist(410) 965-4904
Sanders, ChantillePurchasing Agent(410) 965-1993
DIVISION OF WESTERN REGIONAL CONTRACTS
NamePositionPhone
Argiro, AndrewSupervisory Contract Specialist(212) 264-2766
Medeiros, KatherineLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-1067
Crowley, TerryContract Specialist(816) 936-5538
Givens, GanaePurchasing Agent(410) 966-2574
Kloman, RyanPurchasing Agent(212) 264-7291
Lee, AngelaContract Specialist(212) 264-3529
Lee, RubyPurchasing Agent(510) 970-4079
Lobl, JoannaContract Specialist(410) 965-6476
Mann, AlexanderPurchasing Agent(410) 965-1938
Nicholas, HowardPurchasing Agent(410) 965-9018
Pham, Thu-AnnPurchasing Agent(410) 966-2546
Tucker, JahmeelaPurchasing Agent(410) 965-1992
Wade, ShannonContract Specialist(410) 965-4355
Office Fax Number(s): 410) 966-9310
{END OF OFFICE OF OPERATIONS CONTRACTS PHONE DIRECTORY}