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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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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. Learn More »

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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.
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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.
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New Case VIP Interface

On May 21, 2018, CVE suspended incoming case applications to facilitate the transition to a new case VIP interface. The suspension of incoming cases lasted for approximately 30 days and included both new applications and re-verification applications. CVE continued processing previously submitted applications during the suspension. Read CVE Priorities on Addressing Needs of Veterans »

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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.
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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.
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This year’s National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) is co-located with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Federal Small Business Conference to offer two major, yet separate events, focused on architecture, engineering, construction, and facility maintenance. Join us October 31–November 2, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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2018 NVSBE Schedule-at-a-Glance »
2018 NVSBE Invited Buyers »
View FY 2019 VA Long Range Construction Contract Opportunities »
Webinars: Success at the 2018 NVSBE (VA VISN Editions)

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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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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