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National Veterans Small Business Conference. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proud to announce the annual National Veterans Small Business Conference to be held August 6-8, 2013 at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Missouri. This event is the premier annual event for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) to build capacity and connect directly with Government Procurement Decision Makers and business partners. Read More »
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—Proposed Changes to 38 CFR 74. OSDBU is currently reviewing its regulations governing the VA Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program. OSDBU intends to improve the regulations to provide greater clarity, to streamline the program, and to encourage more VOSBs to apply for verification. By issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking, OSDBU seeks comments on how best to approach this undertaking. Read More »
Pre-Determination Process Launches! The Pre-Determination Process is designed to reduce denials by identifying easily corrected issues on many applications. Read More »
Change in the Transfer Restriction Rule. Companies will no longer be denied for the Veterans' First Contracting Program based upon "Right of First Refusal" or similar provisions in applicable business documents. Read More »
To be eligible for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned or Veteran-Owned Small Business set-asides, you must be Verified! Do you need more information or assistance?
Simplified renewal is a streamlined process for businesses who have been previously verified with a full document examination whose two year eligibility period is expiring. In this program, if there have been no changes to the business since the last time the business documents were examined, the company may certify that no changes have taken place. Renewal for these companies typically takes 7 business days.
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’s Hotline.
If you are a Veteran who is considering launching your own business, this Small Business Dashboard will help you do your due diligence. This is a service of Data.gov , an official web site of the U.S. Government.