Service Disabled Veterans


On December 16, 2003, the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 (VBA) was passed by Congress.  Section 308 of the Act (Public Law 108-183), established a procurement program for Service-Disabled Veteran- Owned Small Business Concerns (SDVOSBC).  This procurement program provides that Federal contracting officers may restrict competition to SDVOSBCs and a award a sole source or set-aside contract where certain criteria are met.  The Small Business Administration has issued an interim final rule, establishing a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Program.  This program establishes the criteria to be used in Federal contracting to determine service-disabled veteran status; business ownership and control requirements; guidelines for establishing sole source and set-aside procurement opportunities; and protest and appeal procedures for SDVOSBC procurements.

Service -Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Training Program

Frequently Asked Questions About the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Contracting Program

Executive Order 13360—Providing Opportunities for Service-Disabled Veteran Businesses To Increase Their Federal Contracting and Subcontracting, October 26, 2004

EO 13360 Implementation Strategies by Agency

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