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Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Contracting

While any company can self-certify under the Small Business Administration as a Veteran-Owned or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Braxton Consulting has completed the rigorous process to attain U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Verification to be certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.  This verification is the Gold Standard for veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.  This certification gives you the greatest level of assurance that you are engaging with a true Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.

Thanks to the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) are eligible to receive no less than 3% of the total annual value of all government prime and subcontract awards.


Not long after that, the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 established a procurement program for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns (SDVOSBC).  This procurement program allows federal contracting officers and procuring agencies to set acquisitions aside for exclusive competition amongst SDVOCBCs, and if certain conditions are met, SDVOSBs are also eligible for sole source awards.  In addition, the Small Business Administration formed the  Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Program to establish service-disabled veteran status, guidelines, and criteria to be used in federal contracting.

Then in 2004 Presidential Executive Order 13360 was signed calling for a significant increase in federal contracting and subcontracting opportunities for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. The central feature of the Executive Order calls for all Federal agencies to develop a strategic plan to significantly increase its contracting and subcontracting with small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans. EO13360 establishes a goal of not less than 3% for participation by service-disabled veteran businesses in Federal contracting.
The Veterans Benefit Act of 2003 and FAR Subpart 19.14 established the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement Program. Contracting Officers can set aside procurements for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and under certain conditions can award sole source contracts up to $3 million.