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ABOUT VA OSDBU

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.

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WHAT’S NEW AT VA OSDBU

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. Join us for #NVSBE2017 on December 5–7, at the America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

VA OSDBU TOWN HALL: STRAIGHT TALK, STRAIGHT ANSWERS ON VERIFICATION AND KINGDOMWARE

Thomas J. Leney, Executive Director of VA Small and Veteran Business Programs, informs the Veteran small business community of the Department’s proposed joint rule with the U.S. Small Business Administration for a federal-wide verification program and changes to the VA verification process in response to Kingdomware. Learn more »

GSA AND VA COLLABORATE TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR VA BUYERS TO IDENTIFY VERIFIED VENDORS

GSA and VA partner to make it easier for VA acquisition professionals to access and identify verified Veteran vendors in GSA's VA Advantage! online shopping tool. Learn more »

SAM QUICK START GUIDE FOR DISASTER RESPONSE REGISTRY SEARCH

When national emergencies or disasters such as floods and hurricanes occur, supplies, and services need to be procured and rushed to the affected area quickly. To expedite this process, the System for Award Management (SAM) Disaster Reponse Registry shows those contractors who are willing to provide debris removal, distribution of supplies, reconstruction, and other disaster or emergency relief supplies and/or services. Read more »

VA ADHERES TO SUPREME COURT RULING

Veterans First Contracting Program Adjustments to Reflect the Supreme Court Kingdomware Decision: The Supreme Court held that 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 VOSBs verified as such by VA. Learn more »

MEDIA LIBRARY

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

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.

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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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    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)
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