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Office of Acquisitions (OA)

The National Cancer Institute's Office of Acquisitions (OA) negotiates, awards, and administers contracts and simplified acquisitions in support of NCI’s mission to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. OA conducts acquisitions for research and development services, non-research and development services, and supplies.

In Fiscal Year 2023, the Office of Acquisitions executed 1,869 contract actions, obligating more than $1.76 billion.

  • Contracting Opportunities

    Explore the different ways to find NCI contracting and subcontracting opportunities, as well as upcoming small business events.


    The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) is a government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO), federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) supported by a dedicated branch of the NCI Office of Acquisitions. The FNLCR is operated through NCI’s FFRDC contract.

  • Acquisition Resources

    Find helpful information relevant to federal contracting processes as conducted by NCI.

  • About the Office of Acquisitions

    Learn more about the Office of Acquisitions, its divisions, and how to contact the office.