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Fact Sheets

The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) prepares fact sheets regarding various aspects of the Vets First Verification Process.

Revised Terms The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) has provided clarification relating to the different terms used during the Verification process to describe documentation that may be requested during the verification process. This includes the type of documentation and when it becomes necessary to request a particular document.


Surviving Spouses Options

Outline options for surviving spouses regarding maintaining or forfeiting the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) VetBiz VIP verification status in the event of death of a veteran owner.

Signing Documents Electronically The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) requires electronic signatures for VA Form 0877 and the questionnaire in the Vendor Information Profile (VIP) match. 07/24/2014
Doing Business As (DBA) Process Change Requests The DBA verification process has been creating case flow issues. The following policies will reduce case backlog. 07/17/2014
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code Submission Requests There has been additional clarification and direction regarding the NAICS Code submission process within CVE. 07/17/2014
Reporting Fraud The Center for Verification and Evaluation's (CVE) preferred method for reporting suspected Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and/or Veteran-Owned Small Business fraud is to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General. 07/14/2014
Change in Business Structure Does a company’s change in business structure affect its Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) Number and its Vendor Information Pages (VIP) profile? 07/14/2014
Verification Renewal Process Companies verified by the CVE receive an additional two (2) years of eligibility through the Renewal process. 06/09/2014
Submitting Documents in English During the verification process, documents must be submitted in English. 06/02/2014
Severely Disabled Veterans Special provisions in the verification process for a service-disabled Veteran owner who is permanently and severely disabled with regard to the role a spouse can play in the daily activities of the business. 05/22/2014
Site Visit CVE protects the integrity and validity of VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program by conducting a Risk Mitigation Program.  Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) listed in VIP are part of an elite group and CVE protects the Veteran advantage by making sure these companies remain eligible for the Veterans First Program by performing Pre- and Post-Verification Site Visits. 04/01/2014
Pre-Decision Process (PDP) The Pre-Decision Process allows service-disabled Veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) and Veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) the opportunity to WITHDRAW an application instead of receiving a denial letter. Withdrawl gives applicants the option to fix any issues with their business documents and immediately reapply for verification. 09/25/2013
Pre-Determination Findings Firms that would otherwise be denied based on issues that are easily corrected will receive a Preliminary Findings Letter before a determination of eligibility is issued. They will have 48 hours to respond with their intent to correct and resubmit the documents within a specified timeframe. 03/05/2013

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