The Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (“GTPAC”) has created a new free training resource for Veteran small business owners. GTPAC, with the support of the Defense Logistics Agency (“DLA”), has produced a free video that provides a detailed explanation of how Veterans can get their small business verified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (“VOSB”) or Service-disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (“SDVOSB”) under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (“VA”) Vets First Verification Program.
SDVOSBs and VOSBs receive certain preferences in the federal procurement process, including SDVOSB and VOSB set-aside contracts, sole-source awards (for SDVOSBs), and subcontracting opportunities with federal prime contractors, who are often required to utilize SDVOSBs and VOSBs in their subcontracting plans.
“This video is a great resource for helping VOSBs and SDVOSBs understand the verification process at VA, and how they can benefit from getting verified,” said Andrew E. Smith, Program Manager of the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, he continued, “We take great pride in assisting our Veteran small business clients here in Georgia, and want them to take full advantage of the opportunities that are available to them.”
Each year, the federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts to VOSBs and SDVOSBs. Federal prime contractors also frequently subcontract work to VOSBs and SDVOSBs when performing large government contracts.
GTPAC hopes this video helps Veterans understand the verification process, and makes that process a little bit easier.
Additional resources including links to key VA Verification websites is available on the Veterans Verification Video page.