VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21)
About the Network Contracting Office (NCO) 21 - Goals
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 outpaced every other civilian agency in contract dollars awarded to small businesses.
VA's Fiscal Year 2013 Department-wide Small Business Program Goal
Veterans Integrated Service Network 21 (VISN 21) is part of the Veterans Health Administration nationwide system of hospitals and clinics providing service to more than 1.1 million Veterans who have so unselfishly served their country. In addition to the six VA Medical Centers/Health Cre Systems it manages, VISN 21 operates the Manila Outpatient Clinic which is the only VHA direct patient care activity located in a foreign country. Sites of care are located in northern Nevada, central/northern California, Hawaii, and the vast Pacific Rim including Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, and the Philippines.
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.
Network Contracting Office 21
Network Contracting Office 21 (NCO 21) 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 21. Contracting Officers work with VA program officials and outside contractors to facilitate the buying and selling of goods and services for our Network.