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How to do Business with

Network Contracting Office (NCO) 8

Derrick Williams
Small Business Liaison
VISN 8 Geographics / Demographics

Veteran Population: 1.5M

Major Hospitals 8

Clinics 60

Total Outpatient Visits: 8.6M

Square Miles: 64,153

The Nations
- Florida Counties (60) Network of
- Georgia Counties (19) VA Hospitals
and Clinics
- Puerto Rico

Total VISN 8 Owned GSF: 7,515,104

Total VISN 8 Land: 707 Acres
Total VISN 8 Leased NUSF: 1,671,490
VBA Regional Offices: 2
VA National Cemeteries: 8
Small Business Goals & Results

Socioeconomic Category FY15 FY16
Small Business (SB) 32% 35.38% 43.08%
Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) 12% 13.74% 24.29%
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small
10% 11.87% 22.98%
Business (SDVOSB)
Small Disadvantaged Business
5% 7.27% 13.99%
(including Section 8(a))
Historically Underutilized Business Zone
3% 2.32% 3.33%
Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) 5% 3.36% 5.50%
Small Business Programs

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and

Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Asides or Sole Source
(Public Law 109-461, FAR 19.14, and VAAR 819)
Section 8(a) Program (FAR 19.8)
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)
Set-Asides or Sole Source (FAR 19.13)
Women-Owned and Economically Disadvantaged
Women-Owned Set-Asides or Sole Source (FAR 19.15)
Small Business Set-Asides (FAR 19.5)
Public Law 109-461 Set-Aside Authorities

U.S. Supreme Court Decision: Contracting Officers shall award

contracts by restricting competition to Veteran-Owned Small
Businesses based on the Rule of Two

Acquisition Policy Flash 16-20:

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and

Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB):
Competitive Unlimited by dollar value
Sole Source Limited to $5M
Locating Contracting Opportunities

GSA eBuy


Federal Business Opportunities (FBO)

Forecast of Contracting Opportunities (FCO)
VISN 8 Forecasting of Contracting Opportunities
VISN 8 Open Market Opportunities
FBO Opportunities
FBO Opportunities Continued
VISN 8: VA Sunshine Healthcare
VISN 8: VA Sunshine Healthcare Network
Network Contracting Office 8 (NCO 8)
Derrick Williams
Small Business Liaison
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Service Area Office (SAO) East
Phone: 813.631.2830

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