Criteria to Become a Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has special authority for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB and VOSB) set-aside and sole source contracts.
Public Law (P.L.) 109-461 entitled “Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006” provides VA with unique authority for contracting with SDVOSB and VOSB. A new procurement hierarchy within VA for open market procurements was created which places highest priority with SDVOSB then VOSB. These small business groups are followed by 8(a), HUBZone, Women-Owned Small Business, then all other small businesses. This procurement authority, and its subsequent implementation, is a logical extension of VA’s mission to care for our nation’s Veterans.
The core requirements for a company to become verified are:
The Verification Process consists of the following stages:
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