VA OSDBU's Center for Verification and Evaluation earns the coveted International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 Quality Management Systems certification.
Verification Application Required Documents Rationale
Veterans submitting a verification application provide business documents in support of their application. The Required Documents Rationale provides Veterans insight about how the information CVE gleans from these documents is used.
MyVA Verification Application Transformation Trial
CVE is improving its services to directly align with MyVA. Experience the streamlined, Vet-friendly Verification Application Process.
Welcome to the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s (OSDBU) VetBiz web site! This site provides information about the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) efforts to verify Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs). SDVOSBs and VOSBs who want to participate in the VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program must be verified by CVE in order to be eligible for VA contract set-asides.
Verification is the process that SDVOSBs and VOSBs must undergo in order to qualify for VA set-asides. This process is managed by CVE.
Over the past months, the VA Center for Evaluation and Certification (CVE) has undergone major changes and implemented significant improvements to its operations to better assist Veterans and become much more Veteran-friendly. Small Business Focus Group Feedback includes pain points in the existing Verification process and the MyVA Verification Application Transformation Trial outlines this organizational transformation and the improvements to Verification processing.
The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) has established a process to report firms alleged to be non-compliant with one or more of the regulatory requirements for the Vets First Verification Program. Report firms believed to be non-compliant of 38 CFR Part 74.
The VA Office of Inspector General is committed to protecting the rights of the Service-disabled Veteran entrepreneur community by vigorously investigating and seeking prosecution of those who deprive these Veterans who have earned the right to set-aside government contracts. Report fraud to VA OIG Hotline.
Pre-Determination helps businesses who are on the verge of denial by giving them a chance to correct issues with their application.
Verification renewal is the process for previously verified companies. Companies whose two-year eligibility is close to expiring can resubmit their application without having to go through a full document review.
Veteran's concerns regarding the possible FOIA release of information receieved from them as part of their verification application.
VA has developed the Verification Assistance Program to help Veterans understand the Verification policy and process. The goal of the program is to reduce the risk of denial due to lack of understanding and misinterpretation of the regulation.
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