Veteran Owned Small Business Registration (VetBiz)

The government recognizes veteran entrepreneurship as an important aspect of veterans’ health and our societal well-being. The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 established initiatives to meet these needs and set standards for reserving a percentage of federal contract opportunities for veteran owned and service disabled veteran owned companies.

What’s at Stake

The government’s goal is 8% of all federal contracts be set-aside for veterans and service disabled veterans. This is roughly around $35 billion every year.

Divided evenly, that would be an annual income of $490,720 per year for every Veteran Owned Small Business and $789,806 for every Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.*

How long does a VetBiz registration last?

On February 21, 2017 the VA published a change to 38 CFR part 74 extending the registration length of VetBiz certified firms from 2 to 3 years.

Initiatives of the SDVOSB Program

Be prepared to meet emergent national needs

  • Eliminate Veteran homelessness
  • Deliver benefits and services using modern technology
  • Automate GI Bill benefits

Improve Healthcare and Reduce Cost

  • Conducting research and using informatics systems such as Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record and Veterans Relationship Management (VRM)
  • Simplify Healthcare Documents
  • Improve veterans’ mental health
  • Design Veteran-centric health care

Develop systems and methods to drive performance and outcomes.

  • Use human capital effectively
  • Strengthen VA management infrastructure
  • Optimize VA Investment Plan

How to Get Started

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For a chance to win these contracts, businesses must:

  • Be registered in the System for Award Management
  • Be certified through the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA)

VA Certification as a Veteran Owned Business (VOSB) or Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB), aka VetBiz certification, requires the following:

  • Being a small business (the size standard varies depending on your industry)
  • 51% ownership by one or more veteran(s) or service disabled veteran(s)
    •  This person or people must manage the company and daily business operations
  • For Service Disabled Veterans, you must have a service-connected disability that has been determined by Veteran’s Affairs or the Department of Defense.
  • The DD Form 214 - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

How USFCR Can Assist

Submitting paperwork properly is a US Federal Contractor Registration specialty. Our VetBiz (Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Registration) Registration includes the following:

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  • Submission of Identity Verification
  • Personal (Sole Proprietor)
  • Corporate (LLC)
  • License Application Filing
  • Employment Verification and Classification
  • Submission of VOSB/SDVOSB IRS Federal Tax Accreditation
  • Copies of past contracts/proposals
  • Payroll Distribution Ledger Summary
  • Income Tax Return Notice
  • Filing and Documenting of the Services & Operating Agreement
  • Legal Structure Agreement Completion

Get Your Business Qualified for VetBiz

Or Call: 877-252-2700 ext 1. to speak with an Acquisition Specialist.