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VA Northwest Health Network


About the Network Contracting Office 20

VA MISSION STATEMENT: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans







VA's commitment to small business

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to lead the Federal government in contracting with small businesses, especially service-disabled and Veteran-owned small businesses. With the fourth largest procurement budget, VA out-paced every other civilian agency in contract dollars awarded to small businesses.

VA's Fiscal Year 2013 Department-wide Small Business Program Goal

Prime Contracting Goals

Small Business 46.0%
Veteran-Owned small business 12.0%
Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Small business 10.0%
Small Disadvantaged Businesses (including 8(a)) 5.0%
Woman-Owned Small Businesses 5.0%
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Small Business 3.0%

Subcontracting Goals

Small Business 17.5%
Veteran-Owned small business 5.0%
Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Small business 3.0%
Small Disadvantaged Businesses (including 8(a)) 5.0%
Woman-Owned Small Businesses 5.0%
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Small Business 3.0%

"These are ambitious goals for VA. They are achievable only with our concerted efforts to provide opportunities for small businesses and add value to the mission of VA" Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs. SECVA_Memorandum_Goals_FY-2013.pdf


Veterans Integrated Service Network 20 (VISN 20) is part of the Veterans Health Administration nationwide system of hospitals and clinics providing service to more than 27 million veterans who have so unselfishly served their country. VISN 20 is also known as the Northwest Health Network serving veterans in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Service Area Office West (SAO West)

In 2011, all VHA acquisition personnel were reorganized under VA's Procurement and Logistics Office (PL&O). The PL&O created three Service Area Offices based on geographic location: Pittsburg, PA, Minneapolis, MN, and Sacramento, CA. Sacramento based SAO West oversees network contracting offices 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22.
For more information visit: House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Network Contracting Office 20

Network Contracting Office 20 (NCO 20) is staffed by warranted contracting professionals responsible for the development, execution, award, and administration of contracts, purchase orders, and other agreements for the expenditure of funds for VISN 20. Contracting Officers work with VA program officials and outside contractors to facilitate the buying and selling of goods and services for our Network.