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Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

The Department of Defense (DoD) has undertaken an aggressive outreach effort to identify small business concerns that are owned and controlled by veterans and service-disabled veterans.  The purpose of the DoD outreach effort is to improve prime and subcontracting opportunities for veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.  The DoD believes that the sacrifices made by veterans in the service of our country needs to be recognized at all levels of government.  Moreover, the Defense Department is committed to make the maximum practicable prime and subcontracting opportunities available to such firms. 

For more information about the DoD VOSB/SDVOSB Programs please click here.


Navy SDVOSB Program

Department of the Navy SDVOSB Program:  The Veterans Act of 2003 created a procurement program to enhance business opportunities for small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans to provide Federal contracting assistance.  The Act enables SDVOSB firms to receive sole source and restricted competition contracts for goods and services used by the U.S. Government.  The anticipated award of sole source contracts will not exceed $7 Million for manufacturing and $4 Million for other contract opportunities.

Congress enacted this statute after data collection from more than 60 federal departments and agencies showed that more than half of them reported no procurement dollars expended to SDVOSBs.

The term "service-disabled" as defined by the Small Business Act (established by P.L. 106-50 in 1999) means, with respect to disability or death, that such disability was incurred or aggravated, or that the death resulted from a disability incurred or aggravated, in the line or duty in the active military, naval, or air service.  This definition applies to the new sole source and restricted competition program under P.L. 108-183 and the three percent (3%) goal program set by P.L. 106-50, and includes veterans with 0% and higher VA disability ratings.

For more information about the DON VOSB/SDVOSB Program please click here.



NAVFAC is committed to providing assistance and training SDVOSBs to meeting their needs in doing business with the Navy.  Our commitment is demonstrated in an aggressive SDVOSB outreach program, and out steady increase in SDVOSB participation achievements in prime and subcontract award actions.  NAVFAC is proud of this record and continues to seek qualified SDVOSB participation in procurement actions.

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