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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization


Now That I’m Verified–What’s Next?

Checklist for Verification Process

Congratulations on achieving verification through the VA Vets First Verification Program.

The VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) offers information tools, requirement resources, and networking opportunities to assist you in the next step–participation in the Veterans First Contracting Program for VA set-asides and sole-source contracts.

These programs and services will also help increase your participation in the federal marketplace.

Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) Training Opportunities

CVE hosts recurring training on different aspects of the verification process for interested SDVOSBs and VOSBs. At the conclusion of each training webinar, CVE hosts a Town Hall to solicit feedback from participants.

How to Stay Verified Webinar and Town Hall - This training is designed for firms who have been verified within the past six months.
Download a copy of the complete webinar schedule »

Procurement Readiness

Procurement ready small businesses are positioned to compete for and win business with VA and other federal agencies and are able to provide agencies with a clear, focused, and structured approach to delineating their mission capabilities through research, marketing, and knowledge of industry specific requirements and solicitations.

Procurement Readiness Reference Guide

This comprehensive reference guide is a resource tool to help small and Veteran business owners become procurement ready to do business with VA and other federal agencies.
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Doing Business with VA

VA is one of the largest procurement and supply agencies in the federal government. Learn how OSDBU helps small businesses directly market their products and services to procurement decision makers and contract specialists. Doing Business with VA Reference Guides are tools to help small businesses navigate the VA contracting and procurement processes.

Doing Business with VA Reference Guide (abridged) »
Doing Business with VA Reference Guide (expanded) »

VA Small Business Liaisons

Contact Small Business Liaisons (SBLs) with questions regarding doing business with VA or VA small business programs and goals. SBLs provide support for major directorates and each Veteran Integrated Service Network (VISN).
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VA Forecast of Contracting Opportunities

This forecast represents VA’s best estimate of procurement opportunities during fiscal year 2016. The information is published for planning purposes only and is not an invitation for bids, a request for proposals, or a commitment by VA to purchase products or services. Each acquisition is based on the best information available at the time of publication and may be revised or canceled.
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Veteran Entrepreneur Portal

OSDBU quickly connects Veteran entrepreneurs to relevant ‘best-practices’ and information through the Veteran Entrepreneur Portal (VEP). VEP, designed in collaboration with BusinessUSA External link to a government website makes it easier for small businesses to access Federal services, regardless of the source. Collectively, VEP offers direct access to the resources necessary to guide every step of entrepreneurship.
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Calendar of Upcoming Conferences and Events

This calendar includes events directly connecting small businesses to contract and program specialists.
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