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NIDA

Office of Acquisition (OA)

What We Do:

The Office of Acquisition 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 Acquisition (OA)
Name Title Phone Areas of Responsibility
James Quinn Director (301) 594-6189
  • Provides acquisition oversight and review for the OA, Neuroscience COAC
Chris Belt Deputy Director (301) 443-2104
  • Assists Director in providing acquisition oversight and review for the OA, Neuroscience COAC
Debra Hawkins Policy Analyst/Contracting Officer (301) 594-2178
  • Provides acquisition policy and review support to COAC management and staff
Tonya Mansfield Program Specialist (301) 594-1928  
Gwennifer Epps Contract Specialist (301) 451-9242  
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
Yvette Brown Section Head (301) 443-8402
  • Senior Contracting Officer responsible for overseeing all NIA acquisitions
Rosanne Ogoh Section Head (301) 443-4433
  • Senior Contracting Officer responsible for overseeing all NIMH 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
Brian O’Laughlin Branch Chief (301) 443-6677
  • Oversees all Branch activities for the award and administration of NIDA Contracts
Ken Goodling Deputy Branch Chief (301) 443-6677
  • Senior Contracting Officer responsible for overseeing NIDA acquisitions
Consolidated Station Support Contracts and Simplified Acquisitions Branch
Name Title Phone Areas of Responsibility
Chris Belt Supervisory Contract Specialist (Chief) (301) 443-2104  
Brian Lind Bldg 31 Section Chief, SSSA (301) 402-1635
  • Oversees section activities for NCATS, NIA and NINDS
Nancy Lamon-Kritikos Supervisory Contract Specialist (301) 443-3203  

This page was last updated July 2016