OAG Home

Our Mission

OAG’s mission is to consistently meet the grant and procurement needs of SSA by bringing a wealth of knowledge to help our partners make the right decisions in service to the American public. We are customer focused, highly trained and experienced business advisors, who use the highest standards to deliver the best products, solutions and services.

Our Vision

To drive excellence in acquisition and grants programs to strategically support SSA's goals, ensuring efficiency, accountability, and delivering exceptional value to the public we serve.

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.

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
Junghie Elky
(410) 965-9465
(410) 965-9579
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Aminta Freeman (410) 966-0850
Grants/Cooperative Agreements Brenda Monch (410) 965-9521
Purchase Card ProgramAudrey Adams(410) 965-9469
Strategic SourcingJunghie Elky
(410) 965-9579
Unsolicited ProposalsJunghie Elky (410) 965-9579

Headquarters Contracting Officer Phone Directory

Headquarters Contracting Officer Phone Directory
(Revised 11/2/2023)
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, LawrenceSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-3369
Norris, ValerieLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-2644
Briscoe, DeborahContract Specialist(410) 966-3281
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
Parson, KimberlyContract Specialist(410) 966-5653
Pham, Thu-AnnContract Specialist(410) 966-2546
Riggin, AdrianeContract Specialist(410) 965-4904
Shanklin, GregContract Specialist(410) 965-9517
Barnes, PamelaSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 966-3116
Hemming, TerryLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-0527
Alfonso, AbelContract Specialist(410) 965-6066
Alford, MarieContract Specialist(410) 966-4249
Aston, EvanContract Specialist(410) 965-1288
McGrath, KeelinContract Specialist(410) 965-1334
Schell, KathleenContract Specialist(410) 965-9493
Twigg, RogerPurchasing Agent(410) 965-6820
Williams, SherrieContract Specialist(410) 965-9540
Speca, JoeSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-9487
Derr, SamanthaContract Specialist(410) 965-5751
Latif, ManahelContract Specialist(410) 965-2047
Randall, CollinContract Specialist(410) 965-9482
Rivera, MelindaContract Specialist(410) 966-9907
Sanders, ChantilleContract Specialist(410) 965-1993
Seipp, MollyContract Specialist/Technical Advisor(410) 965-2605
Monch, BrendaSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-9521
Brennan, ChristopherContract Specialist/Technical Advisor(410) 966-0392
Dennis, DanielGrants Management Assistant(410) 965-5393
Flood, SherieN/A(410) 965-6599
Mitchell, DionneGrants Management Specialist/Technical Advisor(410) 965-9534
O'Brien, AnitaGrants Management Specialist(410) 965-1819
Oglesby, JadaContract Specialist(410) 966-9894
Piegols, MarissaContract Specialist(410) 965-5885
Quijote, JeremiahContract Specialist(410) 965-5750
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
Thompson, HiltonContract Specialist (Senior Technical Advisor)(410) 965-3786
Pishioneri, MelissaSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-9522
Applewhaite, LucreciaContract Specialist(404) 562-5762
Bildner, RobertContract Specialist(410) 966-3823
Carrington, SydneyContract Specialist(410) 966-5664
Lee, Jun HoContract Specialist(410) 965-5821
Littlejohn, BabafemiContract Specialist(214) 767-3233
Puryear, StephaniePurchasing Agent(410) 966-9885
Scott, DiAndreContract Specialist(410) 966-2538
Seidle, LindaContract Specialist(215) 597-9143
Shaney, AdriannaContract Specialist/Technical Advisor(410) 965-2566
Easter, DerekSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-8083
Medeiros, KatherineLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-1067
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
Walker, DanielSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 965-4188
Asper, JoshuaContract Specialist(410) 966-5647
Buenger, JenelleContract Specialist(410) 966-5652
Christake, WhitneyContract Specialist(410) 965-5809
Daniels, ChristenContract Specialist(410) 965-1369
Gahagan, SeanContract Specialist(410) 594-2032
Hrybyk, LindsayContract Specialist(410) 965-3767
Taylor, KristinContract Specialist/Technical Advisor(410) 965-9547
Argiro, AndrewSupervisory Contract Specialist(410) 966-3863
Wade, ShannonLead Contract Specialist(410) 965-4355
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
Wellman, MaiContract Specialist(703) 605-8052
Office Fax Number(s): 410) 966-9310