U.S. Department of Labor's Strategy for
Implementing the Service Disabled Veterans Executive Order
The Department of Labor's designated senior
official to implement Executive Order 13360 is as follows:
Assistant Secretary for
and Training Service
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Ste. S-1313
Washington, DC 20210
Telephone: (202) 693-4700
The Department of Labor's (DOL) strategies will attain the service
disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) goal of three percent. The DOL
strategy is comprised of six elements specified in Executive Order 13360
1. Reserve certain agency contracts exclusively for service-disabled
- Establish at least a 3 percent SDVOSB goal for the Department of
Labor and for each of its component agencies.
- DOL will require DOL contracting officers to consider every
requirement (including GSA Federal Supply Schedules and other Government-wide
Acquisition Contracts) for performance by potential SDVOSB sources.
- DOL's Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) will monitor goal
attainment via the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation quarterly
and inform responsible parties directly and other constituents via the DOL Web
- DOL's Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) will provide quarterly
progress reports to each DOL agency head on their agency's progress toward
meeting its SDVOSB goal.
2. Encourage and facilitate participation by service-disabled
veteran business in competitions for award of your agency's contracts
- OSBP will publish a directory of SDVOSBs interested in doing business
with DOL for distribution to contracting officers and agency project managers.
- OSBP will convey the highlights of the SDVOSB initiative to all DOL
staff to ensure support.
- OSBP will require at least one SDVOSB to be solicited in competitive
acquisitions not reserved for SDVOSBs.
3. Encourage agency's contractors to subcontract with
service-disabled, veteran businesses and actively monitor and evaluate agency's
contractors' efforts to do so:
- DOL will set a minimum three percent SDVOSB subcontracting goal in
all new contracts with subcontracting plans.
- DOL contracting officers will use past performance for subcontracting
with SDVOSB as a significant evaluation factor in requests for proposals.
- OSBP will monitor and report to contracting officers on prime
contractors' performance against their SDVOSB subcontracting goals.
4. Train agency personnel on applicable law and policies relating to
participation of service-disabled veteran businesses in Federal
- The Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO) will include guidance and
training on Public Law 108-183 and Executive Order 13360 in DOL's Annual
- The CAO will require all acquisition personnel to complete the
Defense Acquisition University's new SDVOSB module.
5. Disseminate information to service-disabled veteran businesses
that would assist businesses in participating in awards of the agency's
- OSBP will emphasize SDVOSB participation in all outreach events.
- OSBP will link its web page to the Department of Veterans Affairs'
Center for Veterans' Enterprise
- DOL will be represented by the Veterans' Employment and Training
Service and OSBP on the "Executive Order Panel" during the SDVOSB National
Conference, June 2005.
6. Description of actions taken and to be taken to meet your
agency's additional duties identified in the Executive Order.
- DOL's Veterans' Employment and Training Services will update their
Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP) curriculum with a module on
entrepreneurship. The training module will include segments on resources for
starting a business and techniques for doing business with the government.