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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.


OSDBU Programs

VA Small Business Program Goals & Accomplishments

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.

Get Verified to Participate in the Vets First Contracting Program

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.

Resources for Businesses

Access the Veteran Entrepreneur Portal to find information about business plans, financing opportunities, government programs, training courses, and much more!

Marketing & Networking Opportunities

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

Training & Resources for Procurement Readiness

OSDBU offers training, requirement and media library resources, informational tools, and neworking opportunities necessary to do business with VA and other Federal agencies.

Acquisition & 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.

Latest News

(Pictures left to right) Christine Bader – Senior Advisor | Sharon G. Ridley – OSDBU Deputy Executive Director | James M. Byrne – General Counsel, Performing the Duties of Deputy Secretary | Ruby B. Harvey – OSDBU Executive Director | Karen Brazell – Principal Executive Director and Chief Acquisition Officer,  Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction

July 24, 2019 - Members of VA's top leadership met with OSDBU executive leadership to learn more about how the OSDBU COVE customer engagement framework aligns with VA priorities. COVE stands for Customer Service, Outreach, Verification, and Engagement.

OSDBU Executive Director

Ruby B. Harvey is the Executive Director for OSDBU at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where she is responsible for programs that promote small business participation in VA procurements. Read more

OSDBU Deputy Executive Director

OSDBU welcomes Sharon G. Ridley as the Deputy Executive Director for oversight of programs that promote small business participation in VA procurements.
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For advice on potential procurement opportunities in your area, contact your local VA Small Business Liaison