Acquisition Policy Flash! 12-15
Purpose: To remind the VA Acquisition Workforce that the Small Business Administration (SBA) determines small business size standards not the VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE).
Dated: September 27, 2012
Background: The VA Office of Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Service has been informed that some Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) procurement actions may have been inaccurately recorded as small business awards based on the CVE verification of Veteran ownership and control.
The official source for a firm’s representations as to its small business size is the firm’s response to FAR clause 52.219-1. A firm’s submission to the On-line Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) is the source for this information. Neither the CVE Vendor Information Pages database nor the Central Contractor Registration is a substitute for the formally attested submission in ORCA.
Note: As of July 29, 2012, ORCA, Central Contract Registration (CCR), Federal Agency Registration (FedReg), and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) will be accomplished via the System for Award Management at: www.sam.gov.
For questions or concerns regarding this Acquisition Policy Flash, please contact Eyvonne Mallett, Senior Procurement Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org.