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Fact Sheets provide updates about VA OSDBU resources and tools, acquisitions and contracting support, the Vets First Verification Program, and more. Please select a category below to access information.

What resources will help my VOSB to do business with VA?

VA OSDBU Launches Tool for Market Research - Introducing VA Business Intelligence Tool (VA BIT)
The VA Business Intelligence Tool (VA BIT) is a new, web-based tool that connects businesses to procurement officials, program managers, and contracting officers in VA, other federal agencies, and in the commercial sector, who have procurement opportunities.
Created: August 2016

VIP Firm Websites May Not be Visible to VA Customers
VA staff may be unable to access the websites of some verified Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) from within the VA network.
Created: August 2016

Exploring the Veteran Entrepreneur Portal
VA in partnership with BusinessUSA created an online platform designed to help Veterans through every step of entrepreneurship
Updated: March 2015 | Created: January 2016

Is the Vets First Verification Program right for my business?

The Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)
Veterans First Verification Program DUNS number requirements
Updated: March 2015 | Created: April 2015

How Outside Employment May Affect an Application
Outside employment may affect the verification application and eligibility process
Updated: March 2016 | Created: March 2015

Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Not Linked
The VIP database is not linked to information maintained by the Small Business Administration (SBA) or the System of Award Management (SAM)
Updated: March 2016 | Created: September 2015

Entities Using 'Vet-Biz' or a Similiar Moniker
How to identify private sector entities using a name similar or identical to VetBiz
Updated: March 2016 | Created: March 2015

Am I ready to submit my Vets First Verification application?

Streamlined Initial Required Documentation for Verification Application
Defines core business documents and clarifies when they are submitted in support of a verification application
Updated: March 2016 | Created: November 2015

Submitting Documents in English
Documents must be submitted in English
Updated: March 2016 | Created: April 2015

Resume Requirements for the Verification Application
Resume elements and information needed in support of a firm's verification application
Updated: March 2016 | Created: November 2015

Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS)
The Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) is a tool the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) uses to verify an applicant is an eligible Veteran
Updated: March 2016 | Created: July 2015

Clock Processing Time
Clarification of calendar days versus processing days in verification application processing time
Updated: March 2016 | Created: July 2015

VA Form 0877
Minimizing VA Form 0877 errors
Updated: March 2016 | Created: April 2015

Commonly Used Terms
Commonly used verification process terms
Updated: March 2016 | Created: April 2015

Signing Documents Electronically
Electronic signature requirements
Updated: March 2016 | Created: April 2015

Listing NAICS Codes Correctly in Vendor Information Pages (VIP)
Guidance on placement of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes in the VIP profiel
Updated: March 2016 | Created: September 2015

Doing Business As (DBA) Process Change Requests
Doing Business As (DBA) policies
Updated: March 2016 | Created: July 2014

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code Submission Requests
Reducing NAICS code submission process issues in Veterans First Verification
Updated: March 2016 | Created: July 2014

I received a Pre-Decision notification or my Vets First
Verification was denied, what's next?

Request for Reconsideration Process
Request for Reconsideration (R4R) process allows of applications with or without supporting document or information
Updated: March 2016 | Created: September 2015

Pre-Decision (PDP)
Overview of the Pre-Decision Process (PDP)
Updated: March 2016 | Created: September 2013

How do I maintain my Vets First Verification?

Reverification Process
Explains reverification eligibility and the reverification process
Updated: May 2016 | Created: September 2015

Change in Business Structure
How changes in business structure can affect the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) profile
Updated: March 2016 | Created: April 2015

Expiration Notification and Steps to Re-Verify
Overview of the Re-Verification process and verification expiration notification
Updated: March 2016 | Created: April 2015

Surviving Spouse Options
Verification options for surviving spouses
Updated: March 2016 | Created: April 2015

On-site Examination
The on-site examination process is part of the CVE Risk Mitigation Program
Updated: March 2016 | Created: February 2016

Pre-Determination Findings
How to respond to Pre-Determination Findings
Updated: March 2016 | Created: March 2013

How do I maintain the integrity of the Vets First Verification Program?

38 CFR Part 74 Non-Compliance Process for ineligible Firms
How to report firms alleged to be non-compliant with one or more of the regulatory requirements for Veterans First Verification
Updated: March 2016 | Created: September 2015

Reporting Fraud
Preferred method for reporting suspected SDVOSB and/or VOSB fraud
Updated: March 2016 | Created: April 2015

Use of the SDVOSB/VOSB Certification Trademark
Use of SDVOSB and VOSB certification trademarks by non-verified firms
Updated: March 2016 | Created: December 2015

 

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