Information for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
The term "small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans" shall mean a small business concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and, whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent care-giver of such veteran. Detailed Information
The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999
The VETERANS ENTREPRENEURSHIP and SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACT of
1999 (Public Law 106-50) established an annual Government-wide goal of not less than 3 percent of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for participation by small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans. It did not contain a provision to restrict or "set-aside" contracting opportunities for service-disabled veterans.
Public Law 106-50 (Summary...pdf) (Full Text...pdf )
Veterans Benefits Act of 2003
The VETERANS BENEFITS ACT (VBA) of 2003 (PL 108-183) added, in addition to other
provisions, a contracting mechanism to enable agencies to reach the 3% prime contracting goal established in 1999. Section 308 of the VBA of 2003 established a sole source and set-aside procurement program for service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns (SDVOSB).
Public Law 108-183
H.R. 2297 ( Bill | Summary )
Signed by President Bush on December 16, 2003
See: Sec. 308. - Procurement program for small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans.
Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Concern Program (Final Rule)
These final rules implement that section of the recently enacted Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 (VBA), which addresses procurement programs for small business concerns (SBCs) owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans.
Executive Order (EO) 13360
On October 20th, 2004, the President signed Executive Order 13360 calling for an increase federal contracting and subcontracting opportunities for service-disabled veteran businesses. On December 12th, 2004, the Executive Office of the President issued a memorandum to all Federal agencies on the implementation of the Executive Order. This memorandum provides guidance to assist agencies in preparing their strategies to implement the Order.
Among other things, the Order requires each agency to: develop a strategy to significantly increase its contracting and subcontracting with small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans; designate a senior-level official to be responsible for developing and implementing the agency's strategy; and report its progress annually to the Small Business Administration (SBA).
U.S. Department of Commerce:
- Plan for Implementing Executive Order (EO) 13360 (May 2005)...pdf
Executive Order 13360 (of October 20, 2004) - Providing Opportunities for Service-Disabled Veteran Businesses to Increase Their Federal Contracting and Subcontracting...pdf
- M-05-06, Contracting with Service-Disabled Veterans’ Businesses
(Executive Order 13360) (December 12, 2004)...pdf
Find Service Disabled Veteran Small Businesses:
Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
VetBiz Vendor Information Pages (VIP)
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) has developed an Internet database of veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses called VetBiz Vendor Information Pages (VIP). This resource is available, free of charge, to register veteran-owned businesses and to quickly locate businesses that are at least 51% owned and controlled by veterans or service-disabled veterans.