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VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network


Small Business Program

VA is Committed to Supporting Small Businesses

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. For up to date information regarding VA’s small business goals and accomplishments, visit

Network Contract Office 17

Network Contract Office 17 (NCO17) 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 17. Contracting Officers work with VA program officials and outside contractors to facilitate the buying and selling of goods and services for our network.

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.


Getting Your Small Business Ready