About the Office of Acquisitions

During the acquisition process, the Office of Acquisitions (OA) ensures that customer service is paramount, communications are open and continuous, positive relationships are fostered, sound business judgment is employed, and acquisition strategies are creative and proactive. In so doing, the resulting contract awards will wholly and completely meet program office needs, be compliant with law, regulation and policy, and have a positive, long-lasting effect towards fulfilling NCI’s mission.

Organizational Structure

Organizationally, OA is located under the NCI Office of the Director, Office of Management. OA is divided into the following branches:

Office of the Director

The Office of Acquisitions is led by Director Teresa Baughman and Deputy Director Cyndie Cotter.

Epidemiology, Therapeutics and Sciences Branch (ETSB)

Staff in this branch award and administer contracts on behalf of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, the Division of Cancer Biology, the Center for Cancer Research, and some areas of the Office of the Director, and the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis.

Prevention, Control and Population Sciences Branch (PCPSB)

Staff in this branch award and administer contracts on behalf of the Division of Cancer Prevention, and the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences.

Treatment and Support Branch (TSB)

Staff in this branch award and administer contracts on behalf of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, and the Office of the Director, as well as perform acquisitions to support the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

Strategic Acquisitions Branch (SAB)

Staff in this branch award and administer commercial acquisitions for all of NCI.

Management and Operations Support Branch (MOSB)

Staff in this branch manage the activities conducted at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research FNLCR), which is a Government Owned, Contractor Operated (GOCO) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC). See the FNLCR Acquisitions webpage for further information.

Acquisition Oversight, Operations & Policy Branch (AOOP)

Staff in this branch support the OA by: analyzing changes to laws, regulations, executive orders, OMB memoranda, and agency or operating division policies and coordinating implementation through establishing or revising office policies and practices; performing reviews of work product; providing training and informational resources to support knowledge management and career development; managing the purchase card program; developing and maintaining information technology systems for the office; and, coordinating property and other business-related issues for the office.

Contact Us

We welcome your questions or comments.

National Cancer Institute
Office of Acquisitions, OD
NCI Shady Grove, Room 1E554
9609 Medical Center Drive, MSC 9705
Rockville, MD 20850-9705
Phone: 240-276-5440