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Recommendation: The Director of the MSPV-NG program office should, with input from the Strategic Acquisition Center (SAC), develop, document, and communicate to stakeholders an overarching strategy for the program, including how the program office will prioritize categories of supplies for future phases of requirement development and contracting. (Recommendation 1)
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) agreed with GAO's November 2017 recommendation. VA planned to implement a new Medical-Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) program, called MSPV 2.0, by March 2020; however, this program has been delayed to at least October 2020. MSPV 2.0 includes a process where clinicians review requirements for a set list of products, but VA does not plan to resume focus on prioritizing and standardizing of categories of supplies using clinician input until after MSPV 2.0 begins. Until VA fully develops this process, its strategy for its MSPV program will be incomplete.