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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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Save the Date  — National Veterans Small Business Engagement

Save the Date — National Veterans Small Business Engagement

Powered by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, NVSBE is the largest procurement event for the Veteran small business community.

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Media Library

Media Library

From quartlery newsletters to informative training videos, the Media Library has you covered for all your Veteran small business community needs.

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VIP Firm Web Site Visibility to VA Customers — BrightCloud Categorization

VIP Firm Web Site Visibility to VA Customers

VA staff may be unable to access the web sites of some verified Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) from within the VA network.

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Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Maintenance Notice

The Vendor Information Pages (VIP) and Verification Case Management System (VCMS) will be unavailable from 1 p.m. March 31, 2017 to 6 a.m. April 3, 2017.

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, March 31, 2017 (1 p.m.) and we anticipate completion by Monday, April, 3, 2017 (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 Call Center (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 »

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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Resources for Doing Business

VA OSDBU, in collaboration with BusinessUSAExternal 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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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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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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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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