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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization


Education and Training

VA OSDBU’s educates and trains Veteran-owned and other small businesses on various topics specific to doing business within the federal and commercial marketplaces.

Framework for Success

VA OSDBU’s Framework for Success compiles processes and knowledge areas into a business model that is a checklist used by VA OSDBU to ensure small businesses are procurement ready; that is, having the ability to meet the requirements necessary to compete for VA and other federal contracting opportunities.

Framework for Success
  • Awareness: readiness prerequisites for doing business with VA.
  • Risk Mitigation: minimizing business and agency risk.
  • Access: market to procurement decision makers (PDMs).
  • Procurement Mechanisms: contract vehicles and types.
  • Performance: how you are doing on fulfilling requirements.

Training Resource Library (On-Demand Webinars)

VA OSDBU offers online training resources for the Veteran small business community to help do business with VA, other government agencies, and commercial corporations. View training videos »

Vets First Verification Program

Verification Program Webinars and Town Halls

Verification Webinar and Town Hall sessions offer interactive training with question and answer discussions specific to the Vets First Verification Program.
Learn more to register »

Doing Business With VA

Learn more about VA Small and Veteran Business Programs and how to access procurement opportunities. Get started doing business with VA »

Job-Skills Training and Employment

Unique training and employment programs designed for our Nation’s Veterans. Find training and employment for Veterans »

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    810 Vermont Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20420

    OSDBU Call Center:
    Hours: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (Eastern)
For advice on potential procurement opportunities in your area, contact your local

VA Small Business Liaison.

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