November 18, 2019

November 18, 2019

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MSPV 2.0 Is Alive

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has resurrected its search for prime vendors under the Medical Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) 2.0 Program, re-issuing a formal solicitation on September 27, 2019. The VA canceled its original solicitation without warning on August 15, 2019.

The prime vendor solicitation is part of the VA’s efforts to reorganize its acquisition of medical supplies through the MSPV 2.0 Program. In last month’s blog, we discussed the broader changes underway in military health care procurement, including those impacting the VA. In the wake of the announcement of a strategic partnership between the VA and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) last month, it was unclear whether the MSPV 2.0 Program was still viable. The strategic partnership gives the VA access to DLA’s medical and surgical ordering system—and the products available in that system—which could render the VA’s efforts to develop MSPV 2.0 formulary duplicative. However, the prime vendor solicitation indicates that the VA is moving forward with MSPV 2.0. We will provide more information and analysis as it becomes available.

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Keeley A. McCarty, Sheppard Mullin, Government Investigations Lawyer, International Trade Attorney
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Keeley McCarty is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Ms. McCarty’s practice focuses on government contracts litigation and counseling, including contract termination appeals, litigation and arbitration of subcontractor disputes, and internal investigations.  Ms. McCarty has counseled clients on a broad range of legal topics, including FAR mandatory disclosure rules, title passage under government contracts, and corporate compliance with the FCPA...

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