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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

National Supply Service Center (NSSC)

Departments

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OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

The Office of the Director is a multifaceted department; it is a department that oversees the facility operation. The scope of this department includes Area program management responsibilities, NSSC facility operation, and supply service support to IHS and Tribal health care facilities and programs throughout the nation.

PHARMACY SUPPORT BRANCH

The Pharmacy Support Branch oversees and augments all components of the IHS pharmaceutical distribution management program.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT BRANCH

The Financial Management Branch maintains funds control through budgeting and accounting. This department prepares monthly billing invoices for customers and provides support on financial matters.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT BRANCH

The Inventory Management Branch determines and manages stores stock inventory levels; it identifies stock replenishment requirements on a continuing basis to assure that supplies are available to meet Area and National requirements on a timely basis. This department develops systems for the control of inventory assuring quality in the storage, handling, distribution, and documentation of the inventory. Inventory Management also identifies supplies to be stocked at the National Supply Service Center through coordination with Service Unit health professionals, product evaluation committees, and Area Program Management officials.

GENERAL CONTRACTS BRANCH

The General Contracts Branch purchases all National Supply Service Center stock and related services through formal and informal negotiations with Federal and private industry suppliers and manufacturers, fulfilling purchasing within Area and Federal Procurement Regulations and Policies. This department participates along with Area Standardization Committees to advise on item specifications, quality complaints and source of supply. It administers a procurement cycle to coincide with the needs of the NSSC for the replenishment of stock on a timely and scheduled basis. The General Contracts Branch also monitors direct issue purchasing by Service Unit Purchasing Agents and provide review assistance and/or direct support where necessary.

SPECIAL CONTRACTS BRANCH

The Special Contracts Branch procures all special or time-based requirements needed for the operation of the National Supply Service Center, such as equipment, services, personal services, etc. This department also handles the specialized services such as Prime Vendor Program for Pharmacy and the Diabetics Programs.

DISTRIBUTION CENTER BRANCH

The Distribution Center Branch at the National Supply Service Center directs and manages the receipt of supplies, schedules and/or shipment of supplies to all NSSC customers. This department determines the most economical and efficient method of shipment or delivery, and establishes and maintains an ongoing safety program for the National Supply Service Center. Back To Top
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