Doing Business with DHA

In fiscal year 2016, DHA awarded 50 percent of small business-eligible prime-contract contracting spending to small businesses.

Are you a small business interested in working for the Defense Health Agency (DHA)? This short guide is designed to help you understand DHA’s mission and buying practices.

About DHA

DHA is a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, Navy and Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime.

DHA supports the delivery of integrated, affordable and high-quality health services to Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries and is responsible for driving greater integration of clinical and business processes across the MHS by:

  • Implementing shared services with common measurement of outcomes
  • Enabling rapid adoption of proven practices, helping reduce unwanted variation, and improving the coordination of care across time and treatment venues
  • Exercising management responsibility for joint shared services and the TRICARE Health Plan
  • Acting as the market manager for the National Capital Region (NCR) enhanced Multi-Service Market, which includes Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH)

Contracting Offices

DHA has six Contracting Offices.

Commonly Used Contracting Vehicles

DHA procures products and services from the following eight contracting vehicles:

  • Alliant
  • Alliant II
  • GSA 8(A) STARS
  • IT70 (SIN 132–56)
  • NASA SEWP
  • OASIS
  • OASIS SB
  • Professional Support Services

Top NAICS

The following chart identifies DHA’s top-5 NAICS in terms of fiscal year 2016 prime contract awards.

The following chart identifies DHA’s top-5 NAICS in terms of fiscal year 2016 prime contract actions.

FY 2017 Small Business Goals

DHA’s fiscal year 2017 small business prime contracting goal is 40 percent. In other words, DHA aims to award at least 40 percent of small-business-eligible prime-contract spending to small businesses in fiscal year 2017. DHA also has prime contracting goals for WOSBs (5 percent), SDBs (5 percent), HUBZone-certified small businesses (3 percent) and SDVOSBs (3 percent).

In addition to prime contracting goals, DHA has goals for awarding subcontracting spending to small businesses. DHA’s fiscal year 2017 subcontracting goal is 34 percent. In addition to the overall subcontracting goal, DHA has subcontracting goals for WOSBs (5 percent), SDBs (5 percent), HUBZone-certified small businesses (3 percent) and SDVOSBs (3 percent).

FY 2016 Small Business Achievements

In fiscal year 2016, DHA awarded 50 percent of small business-eligible prime-contract spending to small businesses.

Learn More

Visit the MHS and DHA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) website for a forecast of contracting opportunities, policy updates, resources, news and outreach events. You can contact DHA’s OSBP at dha.smallbusinessforum@mail.mil.

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