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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization


Welcome to OSDBU!  OSDBU seeks to enable Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs), Small Disadvantaged Businesses, HUBZone Businesses, and Woman-Owned Small Businesses to add value to the work of VA.  Learn more »

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Vets First Verification Program

To be eligible for SDVOSB or VOSB set-asides, you must be Verified!

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Verification Assistance Program

This program helps Veterans understand the verification policy and process reducing the risk of denial due to lack of understanding and misinterpretation of the regulation.

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Veteran Entrepreneur Portal

Veteran Entrepreneur Portal (VEP) provides current and future Veteran entrepreneurs relevant “best-practices” and information.  Find information about starting your own business; how to do business with Federal agencies; franchising opportunities; funding and financing; training and employment; and small business resource partners.  Portal updates ensure the latest information is available to the Veteran small business community.

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Business USA BusinessUSA is a centralized, one-stop platform that makes it easier for small businesses to access Federal services.  Quickly connect to the services and information, regardless of its source.  The Veterans Resources wizard guides VOSBs to Federal government programs that can help them get their business started or grow their existing business.


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Acquisition Support

Looking for information about VA procurements, contract awards, and acquisition resources?  Let us help!

  • Forecast of Contracting Opportunities - Represents VA’s best estimate of procurement opportunities during the current fiscal year.  The information is published for planning purposes only and does represent an invitation for bids, a request for proposals, or a commitment by VA to purchase products or services.
  • Doing Business with VA - Learn the ins and outs of doing business with VA.  Who makes the procurement decisions?  Who process the procurement actions?  Who can you contact?
  • VA on FedBizOpps - Office site for published invitation for bids, request for proposals, other procurement vehicles, and contract actions issued by VA.
  • Small Business Liaisons - Find out who to contact at the various VA procurement offices regarding their procurement opportunities.
  • VA Socioeconomic Goals and Accomplishments - Find out what the VA goals are for the current year and how we are performing by accessing our Performance Scorecards.

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Various online tools and resources that may be of use to you and your business.

  • Acronyms - Commonly used by VA and other Government agencies.
  • Links - Useful links to VA and other Government sites.
  • Documents - Access documents pertaining to the VA acquisition process.
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Strategic Outreach

OSDBU continues to expand their outreach efforts to small and Veteran owned businesses to increase VA’s awards in these groups.

  • Direct Connect Program - Assists small businesses, specifically SDVOSBs and VOSBs, across the nation to connect and market their products and services to the VA.
  • Opportunity Showcases - A way to assist VA Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs) with face to face market research for small businesses with specific NAICS codes for their future requirements.
  • Conferences and Events - View the calendar for upcoming items of interest to the small business community.

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OSDBU utilizes an RSS feed to notify business and citizens of news and information related to VA small and Veteran business programs.  Subscribe now!

  • 03/13/2014 - Center for Verification and Evaluation Freedom of Information Act Policy
  • 02/26/2014 - Opportunity Showcase with Prosthetics at VA Medical Center in Washington, DC
  • 02/18/2014 - Advanced Notice of Pending Procurement Requirements

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