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VA OSDBU is dedicated to enabling Veterans to gain access to economic opportunity and promoting Veteran employment.

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2016 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE)

2016 NVSBE

In its sixth year, the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) continues to prove as the most effective way to directly connect Veteran businesses with potential buyers in the federal and commercial marketplaces.

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Kingdomware Decision

Kingdomware Decision

Veterans First Contracting Program Adjustments to Reflect the Supreme Court Kingdomware Decision

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VA OSDBU Help Desk Call Volume

VA OSDBU Help Desk Call Volume

The VA OSDBU Help Desk is experiencing higher than normal call volume. Callers may experience longer wait times. Thank you for your patience.


Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Maintenance Notice

The Vendor Information Pages (VIP) and Verification Case Management System (VCMS) will be unavailable from 3 p.m. October 21, 2016 to 6 a.m. October 24, 2016.

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Information and Technology (OIT) will be upgrading the Vendor Information Pages Application. This upgrade will start on Friday, October 21, 2016 (3 p.m.) and we anticipate completion by Monday, October, 24, 2016 (6 a.m.). During this period the system will not be available to accept any new applications or any updates to previously submitted applications.

During the VIP outage, the VA OSDBU Help Desk (1-866-584-2344) will continue to be able to assist callers with information only.

Our Mission, Functions, and Activities

The VA OSDBU mission is to enable Veterans to gain access to economic opportunity by leveraging the federal procurement system and expanding participation of procurement-ready small businesses. Learn more »

Temporary Change in Document Submission Policy for Current and New Verification Applications

During the month of September the Verification Program is undergoing a major transformation in response to feedback provided by the Veteran-Owned Small Businesses community. The modifications and enhancements will result in significant changes to our application process to improve the Veteran experience as we establish MyVA Verification.

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Veterans First Contracting Program Adjustments to Reflect the Supreme Court Kingdomware Decision

The Supreme Court held that the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) set-aside law was mandatory and must be applied to all competitive contract awards, including orders on the Federal Supply Schedules. Awards must also be made to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) verified as such by VA.

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Introducing VA Business Intelligence Tool (VA BIT)

VA BIT offers opportunities to directly match supplier capabilities with customer requirements in specific Communities of Interest. This unique approach enables VOSBs to personally engage with procurement officials and commercial customers to enhance their chances of winning procurement contracts.

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Notice of Anticipated 2017 Opportunities at VA OSDBU

In accordance with FAR 15.201(f), the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is disclosing general content, agency mission needs, and future requirements for informational purposes only. OSDBU will not respond to any questions at this time. All information currently provided will be removed from this site prior to issuance of any subsequent solicitation. Please monitor Federal Business Opportunities for your chance to respond to contracting opportunities.

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How to Get Verified

Get verified through the Vets First Verification Program to participate in the Veterans First Contracting Program for VA set-asides and sole-source contracts for SDVOSBs and VOSBs.

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MyVA Reverification

As part of our ongoing trial of the MyVA Verification Process, some firms were selected to participate in the MyVA Reverification process. Those firms have received communications from CVE specifically identifying selected participants.

MyVA Verification Application Transformation Trial

VA OSDBU, in conjunction with MyVA principles, is transforming programs, procedures, and policies to increase Customer Service, to enhance the Veterans' Experience, improve the Verification Process, and to become more Veteran-centric.

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Resources for Doing Business

VA OSDBU, in collaboration with BusinessUSA External link to a government website, offers a collection of tools to help you start and grow your small business. Access the Veteran Entrepreneur Portal to find information about business plans, financing opportunities, government programs, training courses, and much more!

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Acquisitions and Contracting Support

Become familiar with federal procurement policies, the management of VA small business goals, and the administration of VA contract awards supported through acquisitions.

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Access to Opportunities

Access procurement events, networking opportunities, and requirement resources geared for small and Veteran businesses interested in doing business with VA.

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Strategic Outreach and Communications

OSDBU offers small businesses informational tools, requirement resources, and networking opportunities necessary to do business with VA. OSDBU Strategic Outreach ensures that Veteran-owned and other small businesses have access to programs and services to increase their participation in the federal marketplace.

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