The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs postponed purchases of cardiac monitors, radiological equipment and pain-medication pumps for patients last year. It didn’t replace old surgical tools, oxygen-delivery systems or deteriorating operating-room stretchers.
U.S. lawmakers await the results of a Department of Veterans Affairs probe into why an agency employee processed more than 1,500 awards just under a monetary threshold that would require public disclosure of the contracts.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has rejected almost two-thirds of veterans seeking special contracts, snubbing some of them because they live in community property states or did emergency work in Haiti.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs doesn’t have to give former service members’ small businesses preference for all contracts, a federal judge said, rejecting the position of a government watchdog agency.
DMS Pharmaceutical Group Inc. lost a challenge to a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs decision to exclude small businesses from a drug supply contract valued at as much as $32 billion, according to a decision announced yesterday.