Service Disabled veteran owned small business

The Office of Small Business Programs recognizes that U.S. military veterans have provided invaluable service to the nation in times of peace and war. We recognize that the Army can lead the fight for our veterans by recognizing the wealth of knowledge, innovation and agility they offer as they leave active service and open their businesses. They have the “hands-on” experience in every field activity in the Army, so it’s important that we capture their capabilities in our acquisitions. Also, they are likely to hire, mentor and train other war veterans as they transition to private life. In recognition of this fact, contracting and procurement assistance is provided to small business concerns owned by veterans and service-disabled veterans.

Federal regulations require those businesses that are other than small submit subcontracting plans to include goals for awards to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns.

The Federal Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 created the SDVOSB Program to assist Service-Disabled concerns in acquiring Federal Contracts. Executive Order 13360 was issued to ensure SDVOSBs receive at least 3 percent of all Federal acquisitions.

Section 308 of Public Law 108-183 amended the Small Business Act to establish a SDVOSB set-aside program which permits contracting officers to set aside award contracts for SDVOSBs, if there is an expectation that two or more bids will be received. If a Contracting Officer determines that only one SDVOSB can satisfy the requirement, they may award a sole-source contract provided that the anticipated contract price (including options) will not exceed $5 million for manufacturing or $3 million for all else.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To qualify as a VOSB, a business must:
  • Be classified as small business concern (by the Small Business Administration standards)
  • Be 51 percent owned by one or more veterans
  • Have management and daily business operations controlled by one or more veterans or service-disabled veterans (or the spouse/permanent caregiver of a permanently and severely disabled veteran)

To qualify as a SDVOSB, a business must:

  • Be classified as small business concern (by the Small Business Administration standards)
  • Be 51 percent owned by one or more service-disabled veterans
  • Have management and daily business operations controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or the spouse/permanent caregiver of a permanently and severely disabled veteran)
  • The terms veteran and service-disabled veteran are defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Subpart 2.101.

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Mission:

Delivering readiness through contracting solutions in support of the Army and Unified Land Operations, anytime, anywhere.

Vision:

A premier group of forward thinking acquisition professionals that provides quality customer service to the small business community and promotes teaming between internal and external customers.

Goals

  • Supporting the Warfighter
  • Maintaining an effective small business program
  • Providing superior customer service

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