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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Pre-Determination Process Launches!

May 3, 2013

Issue:

The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) is constantly working to protect the Veterans Advantage and increase the eligibility to participate in the Veterans First Contracting Program. In keeping with this promise, the Pre-Determination process is here!

Discussion:

This process is designed to reduce denials by identifying easily corrected issues on many applications. Businesses that would ordinarily be denied can now take advantage of this opportunity for approval by correcting findings prior to receiving a final determination letter. The Pre-Determination process allows companies the option to correct their applications and significantly increase their chance for approval to participate in the Veterans First Contracting Program.

This process is designed to reduce denials by identifying easily corrected issues on many applications. Businesses that would ordinarily be denied can now take advantage of this opportunity for approval by correcting findings prior to receiving a final determination letter. The Pre-Determination process allows companies the option to correct their applications and significantly increase their chance for approval to participate in the Veterans First Contracting Program.

Firms with one or more of the following listed easily rectifiable denials are eligible for Pre-Determination:

  • Quorum
  • Weighted Voting
  • Served as general partner for partnership
  • Served as community liability company
  • Community property
  • Living trust and direct ownership
  • Highest compensation for veteran
  • Highest officer position

We have tested the process and it works! Of the 88 companies that participated in the Pre-Determination pilot program, over half were approved. These companies are now eligible for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business/Veteran-Owned Small Business set-aside contracts by the Department of Veterans Affairs; this would not have been possible without Pre-Determination.

We want all eligible Veterans to succeed in the verification program. With Pre-Determination, Veterans could receive an approval in as few as 10 days after completing the process!

Learn more about Pre-Determination


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