Derrick L. Heard is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and currently serves as the Director for the Office of Acquisition & Grants Management (OAGM) and Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). As the OAGM Director and HCA, he is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing all activities required to support the CMS mission requirements and maintain an agency-wide acquisition program—totaling $10 - 12 billion annually.
Mr. Heard has 34 years of experience in Federal Government procurement and has worked at CMS for over 22 of those years. He previously served as the Deputy Director of OAGM, Director of the Information Technology Contracts Group (ITCG) within OAGM, and as a Division Director within OAGM that provided CMS with procurement support for IT services. Before joining CMS, Mr. Heard served as a Contracting Officer for the Internal Revenue Service and was an intern in procurement and acquisition for the Department of the Army at the Pentagon.
Mr. Heard holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Webster University and an undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Maryland University College. He also completed the Department of the Army’s Contracting and Acquisition Civilian Career Intern Program, received the designation of Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), completed the Grants Management Certification Program (GMCP), and completed the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society Program.
Douglas Bergevin is the Deputy Director for the Office of Acquisition & Grants Management (OAGM) within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Mr. Bergevin and the OAGM Director are responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing an agency-wide acquisition program with annual obligations of $ 9 – 10 billion to support the CMS mission.
Mr. Bergevin has more than 22 years of contracting experience and over 12 years of management experience. Before joining CMS, Mr. Bergevin served as the Deputy Director, Office of Acquisition Management, National Nuclear Security Administration responsible for approximately $18 billion in annual appropriations obligated to contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and interagency agreements. Mr. Bergevin has also served as a subcontract administrator for Los Alamos National Laboratory and as a Contracting Officer for the Department of the Navy.
Mr. Bergevin holds a Master of Business Administration degree from National University and an undergraduate degree in Management from Southern Utah University. He is a graduate of the Navy Acquisition Internship Program, received the designation of Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) from the National Contract Management Association, and is a graduate of the Management Concepts Grants Management Certificate Program. He also completed the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government Fellows Program and Annenberg Leadership Institute.
OAGM Functional Statement
- Serves as the Agency's Head of the Contracting Activity. Plans, organizes, coordinates and manages the activities required to maintain an agency-wide acquisition program.
- Serves as the Agency's Chief Grants Management Official, with responsibility for all CMS discretionary grants.
- Ensures the effective management of the Agency's acquisition and grant resources.
- Serves as the lead for developing and overseeing the Agency's acquisition planning efforts.
- Develops policy and procedures for use by acquisition staff and internal CMS staff necessary to maintain efficient and effective acquisition and grant programs.
- Advises and assists the Administrator, senior staff, and Agency components on acquisition and grant related issues.
- Plans, develops, and interprets comprehensive policies, procedures, regulations, and directives for CMS acquisition functions.
- Represents CMS at departmental acquisition and grant forums and functions, such as the Executive Council on Acquisition and the Executive Council for Grants Administration Policy.
- Serves as the CMS contact point with HHS and other Federal agencies relative to grant and cooperative agreement policy matters.
- Coordinates and/or conducts training for contracts and grant personnel, as well as project officers in CMS components.
- Develops agency-specific procurement guidelines for the utilization of small and disadvantaged business concerns in achieving an equitable percentage of CMS' contracting requirements.
- Provides cost/price analyses and evaluations required for the review, negotiation, award, administration, and closeout of grants and contracts. Provides support for field audit capability during the pre-award and closeout phases of contract and grant activities.
- Develops and maintains the OAGM automated procurement management system. Manages procurement information activities (i.e., collecting, reporting, and analyzing procurement data).