Service-Disabled Veteran Owned
Small Business

Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses are an important element of the federal government's plans to grow our national economy.

1. In Oct. 2004, President Bush issued an Executive Order requiring all agencies to establish a minimum contracting goal of 3% for SDVOSBs and to implement policies for SDVOSB set-asides.

2. In May 2004, an Interim Final Rule was issued to the Federal Acquisition Regulations that allow a Contracting Officer to:
     a. Restrict competition for a requirement to SDVOSBs, and
     b. Award a sole-source to SDVOSBs if specific conditions are met.

These federal initiatives promote the use of SDVOSBs.

DOE has established a goal of contracting over 3% of all services through SDVOSBs.

For Government Agencies:
1. Contact your local Contracting Officer and request an SDVOSB set-aside.
2. Develop a proposed Statement of Work.
3. Determine if there are one or more SDVOSBs capable of providing the required support.
4. If there are two or more, then the task may be set-aside.
5. If there is only one qualified firm, then the task may be let sole-source.
6. Submit the RFQ to the qualified firm(s) and receive bids by the deadline.
7. Evaluate the bids with the Contracting Officer and negotiate a final contract with the SDVOSB.

For Prime Contractors with Small Business Contracting Goals:
1. For Fixed-Price contracts, award a subcontract to the SDVOSB and report the subcontract amount against your subcontracting goals.
2. For other procurements, follow the steps 1-7 above, then report the final contract amounts against your SDVOSB goals.

 

These federal initiatives promote the use of SDVOSBs.

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