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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

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HELPING VETERAN BUSINESSES

Our 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.

About VA OSDBU

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New OSDBU Executive Director

Join us in welcoming Ruby B. Harvey as the new Executive Director for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). Ms. Harvey succeeds Thomas J. Leney who will now serve as the Associate Executive Director of the VA Strategic Acquisition Center (SAC).

View Ms. Harvey’s Bio


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Tiered Evaluations Town Hall

Do you have questions about Tiered Evaluations (or Cascading): the priority used for awarding contracts to small business, the various types, and more? Watch Straight Talk, Straight Answers on Tiered Evaluations—Parts 1 and 2.

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Market Research Resources

VA OSDBU is consistently strategizing innovative market research tools and solutions for the VA acquisition community, SDVOSBs/VOSBs, and other small businesses.

View FY 2018–2020 Medical Services Contract Opportunities

Read notes from the Market Research Concept Search Workshop


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CVE Verification Program Metrics – Now Available

The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) is working to enhance customer service and transparency. CVE Vets First Verification Program current and production metrics are now available online.

View Vets First Verification Program Metrics


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NVSBE 2018 Slideshow »
Jim Wood, Acting Associate Executive Director for the VA Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM) Office of Facilities Acquisition, highlights the Department's Major Construction Program: 53 Construction-related projects valued at $11.6B to design and/or design-build medical centers and cemeteries for our Nation's Veterans.
Jim Wood Highlights VA Major Construction Program »
Richard Chandler, VA Under Secretary for Management at the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), speaks to Veteran-owned and other small businesses on how they can position to meet the mission needs of NCA and leverage engagement with NCA buyers at the 2018 National Veterans Small Business Engagement.
Richard Chandler on Doing Business With VA »



Access to Resources


VA Small and Veteran Business Programs

These programs implement the requirements to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small and Veteran business concerns. Also learn more about VA OSDBU Vision.

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Resources for Doing
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.

Discover Contracting

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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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.

Learn About Doing Business

Access to Opportunities

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

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  • Mail only:
    810 Vermont Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20420

    OSDBU Call Center:
    1–866–584–2344
    Email: osdbu@va.gov
    Hours: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (Eastern)
For advice on potential procurement opportunities in your area, contact your local VA Small Business Liaison