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Vendor Information Pages (VIP) FAQs

(VIP Database)

  1. How do I edit my VIP Profile?

  2. How long will my profile be visible?

  3. Why has VA removed my company from VIP?

  4. My VIP profile has been deleted. What do I do now?

  5. Does the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) share the findings of the Site Visit Report with the Veteran owner?

  6. How might a Veteran register their company in the VetBiz database and incorporate the "Doing Business As" or "Trading As" so that these designations appear on the company profile?


1.  How do I edit my VIP Profile?


Go to https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/Public/Logon.aspx.  Login to your profile, make your updates, and hit the update button at the bottom of your profile.

2.  How long will my profile be visible?


Your profile will be visible as long as you maintain verified status.  As of June 27, 2012 each profile must be updated at least once every two years.

3.  Why has VA removed my company from VIP?


Your firm has been removed from VIP if your application was denied Verification or you did not respond to previous requests for required documents.  Your business is now ineligible to participate in Veterans First Contracting Program opportunities with VA.  You may apply for Verification, but your application package is not complete until all required documentation is submitted.

4.  My VIP profile has been deleted. What do I do now?


Submit an email to the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) help desk (vip@va.gov) for further assistance. Please include the following information: Company Name, Company DUNS number, Veteran Owner’s name, and the Email address that was used to register in VIP.

5.  Does the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) share the findings of the Site Visit Report with the Veteran owner?


The Site Visit Report is used to ensure that companies listed in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database are in compliance with 38 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 74.  The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) will notify the Veteran via email with the results of the Site Visit Report; this will indicate if the company is in compliance with 38 CFR Part 74 or if there are findings that could result in non-compliance with these standards.

6.  How might a Veteran register their company in the VetBiz database and incorporate the "Doing Business As" or "Trading As" so that these designations appear on the company profile?


Companies verified in the VetBiz database must use, at a minimum, their state registered name (i.e. found in Articles of Operation and Articles of Incorporation).  A company may use a “Trading As” (TA) or “Doing Business As”p (DBA) in addition to the state registered name, but the primary reference to any company must include its state registered name.

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