Vendor Management Agency (VMA)
Through our commitment to contract integrity and vendor support, the VMA ensures participant access to nutritious foods. SPCC’s Vendor Management Agency is responsible for assisting the New York State Department of Health in managing WIC’s retail food delivery system and oversees contracts for all New York State WIC vendors in 16 counties throughout the Western New York region.
WIC vendors include grocery stores and pharmacies that are authorized to accept WIC benefits from families enrolled in the New York State Women Infants and Children program. VMA is also responsible for ensuring that an adequate number of vendors are authorized for convenient participant access, processing and authorizing WIC vendors, as well as training and monitoring vendors to ensure Federal and State compliance.