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Verification Assistance Briefs

Verification Assistance Briefs

Verification Assistance Briefs clarify the rules associated with 38 CFR Part 74 and 13 CFR Part 125 address the main causes of Verification application denials.

Overview

Verification Assistance Briefs (VABs) are resources to assist applicants in obtaining VA Verification for the Veterans First Contracting Program. VABs are based on analysis of issues that cause the majority of verification denials and clarify rules associated with 38 CFR Part 74 and 13 CFR Part 125.

Eligibility

Determining Veteran Status

This brief explains who the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) considers a Veteran for the purposes of the Veterans First Contracting Program. Download
Created: October 2019

Eligibility Requirement Financial Obligations

This brief explains the eligibility requirement pertaining to financial obligations that a concern must meet for the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Verification Program.
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Created: October 2019

Good Character Eligbility Requirement

This brief explains the good character eligibility requirement that a concern must meet to qualify for the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Verification Program. Download
Created: October 2019

Ownership

Understanding Community Property and Veteran Ownership

This brief defines community property and how it is used to determine Veteran ownership. Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: June 2016

Proving Veteran Business Owners Are Entitled to Receive at Least 51 Percent of Annual Distribution of Profits

This brief explains the verification requirement that Veteran business owners must provide evidence of entitlement to receive at least 51 percent of the annual distribution of corporation, partnership, or limited liability company (LLC) profits. Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

Proving Veteran Possesses 51 Percent Direct Ownership

This brief explains the verification requirement that Veterans must own at least 51 percent of the applicant directly. Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

Understanding Verification Requirements for Applicants Owned Through Trusts

This brief explains how an applicant can be eligible for verification if a Veteran owns the concern through a trust. Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: January 2013

Understanding Unconditional Ownership and Transfer Restrictions

This brief defines unconditional ownership and discusses ownership transfers by an applicant that are not considered impermissible conditions on ownership. Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

Control

Close Proximity

This brief explains the rebuttable presumption in cases where the Veteran is not located within a reasonable commute to the firm’s headquarters.
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Created: October 2019

Normal Business Hours

This brief explains the rebuttable presumption in cases where the Veteran does not work normal business hours.
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Created: October 2019

Veteran with Outside Federal Employment

This brief explains the impact of federal employment on Veterans.
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Created: October 2019

Demonstrating Control of a Limited Liability Company

This brief explains the verification requirement that Veteran business owners demonstrate control over a limited liability company (LLC). Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

Determining Board Governance and Control

This brief discusses the verification requirement concerning control of boards of directors. Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

Determining Dependence on Non-Veterans or Non-Veteran Entities

This brief discusses dependent relationships with non-Veterans or non-Veteran entities that may affect a determination of eligibility for applicants. Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

Proving Veteran Business Owners Have Necessary Managerial Experience

This brief explains the verification requirement that Veteran business owners possess the necessary managerial experience to the extent and complexity needed to run the applicant. Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

Proving Veteran Business Owner Holds Highest Officer Position

This brief explains the verification requirement that the applicant must provide current documentation that the Veteran business owner is the applicant’s highest officer. Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

Proving Veteran is Highest Compensated Employee

This brief explains the verification requirement that a Veteran or Service-Disabled Veteran business owner must be compensated in an amount equal to or higher than any non-Veteran director, officer, or employee of the business. If a Veteran owner is not the highest compensated, the applicant must explain how the Veteran taking lower compensation benefits the concern. Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

Understanding Control of Long Term Decision Making and Day-to-Day Operations

This brief explains what it means for Veteran business owners to control strategic policy setting and day-to-day operations in accordance with 13 CFR Part 125. Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

Small Business Criteria

Conducting Business under an Alias or Assumed Name

This brief explains the Center for Verification and Evaluation’s (CVE) requirements concerning an applicant applying for verification with an alias or an assumed name. Download
Created: October 2019

Legal Organization

This brief explains the requirement that a firm must obtain and keep its charter required to operate the business to qualify for the Veterans First Contracting Program. Download
Created: October 2019

Licenses

This brief explains the requirement that a firm must obtain and keep current all permits and licenses required to operate the business and the service-disabled Veteran must have ultimate managerial control over those who possess the required licenses to qualify for the Veterans First Contracting Program. Download
Created: October 2019

Meeting the Small Business Classification as Defined by the Small Business Administration

This brief explains the verification requirement that an applicant provide documentation that it meets the classification of a small business as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

Understanding Joint Venture and Mentor-Protégé Agreement Eligibility

This brief explains the criteria that make a joint venture eligible for verification and inclusion in the VetBiz Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database. Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: May 2017

Understanding an Operating Agreement and Its Amendments

This brief explains the function of the operating agreement, how it is used during the verification process, and how it is amended. Download
Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

Registering Your Business Entity in SAM

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Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

Appealing a Denial of Verification or the Cancellation of a Participant's Verified Status

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Updated: September 2019 | Created: November 2015

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