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Office of Acquisitions (OA)

What We Do:

The Office of Acquisitions and its member branches provide guidance, acquisition services, and assistance to program staff in NIDA, NINDS, NIA, and NIMH regarding the procurement of supplies and services to ensure that the COAC's member Institutes obtain technically appropriate services from vendors at contract costs that are fair and reasonable.

The OA performs the following functions:

  • Manages and conducts a comprehensive program of all research and development contracting, non-research and development contracting, station support contracting, commercial item acquisitions using simplified acquisition procedures, GSA Federal Supply Schedule acquisitions and simplified acquisitions for customer ICs
  • Provides advice and assistance regarding all phases of the acquisition cycle from planning to closeout with the purpose of accomplishing all acquisitions needed for the scientific mission and all related acquisitions required by its customers

Subject Matter Expert Contact List

Office of Acquisitions (OA)
Name Title Phone Areas of Responsibility
James Quinn Director (301) 594-6189
  • Provides acquisition oversight and review for the OA, Neuroscience COAC
Lisa Coleman Deputy Director (301) 402-1678
  • Assists Director in providing acquisition oversight and review for the OA, Neuroscience COAC
Amy Siller Contract Specialist (301) 594-5616
  • Implements, evaluates, and reports on various COAC operations
NIMH and NIA Research and Development Contracts Management Branch
Name Title Phone Areas of Responsibility
Susanne Stinson Branch Chief (301) 443-2696
  • Chief Contracting Officer responsible for overseeing all activities relating to NIMH and NIA acquisitions
Bruce Anderson Section Head (301) 443-2234
  • Senior Contracting Officer responsible for overseeing all NIMH acquisitions
Yvette Brown Section Head (301) 443-8402
  • Senior Contracting Officer responsible for overseeing all NIA acquisitions
NINDS Research and Development Contracts Management Branch
Name Title Phone Areas of Responsibility
Kirkland Davis Branch Chief (301) 496-1813
  • Oversees all Branch activities for the award and administration of NINDS Contracts
NIDA Research and Development Contracts Management Branch
Name Title Phone Areas of Responsibility
John Hamill Branch Chief (301) 443-6677
  • Provides acquisition and Branch oversight and review for the CMB, NIDA
Ken Goodling Deputy Branch Chief and Section Chief (301) 443-6677
  • Assists Branch Chief with acquisition and Branch oversight and review; serves as 1 of 2 Section Chiefs
Brian O’Laughlin Team Lead/ Section Chief (301) 443-6677
  • Serves as Section Chief and oversees SBIR activities
Consolidated Station Support/Simplified Acquisitions Branch
Name Title Phone Areas of Responsibility
Chris Belt Branch Chief (301) 443-8402
  • Oversees all Branch activities
Debra Hawkins Lead Contract Specialist (301) 594-2178
  • Assist Branch Chief with acquisitions and Branch oversight and review
Tonya Mansfield Program Assistant (301) 594-1928
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This page was last updated April 2012

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