ADVOCACY URGES DEPARTMENT of VETERAN AFFAIRS (VA) TO ISSUE AN INITIAL REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ANALYSIS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
On November 6, 2015, VA published a proposed rulemaking to clarify eligibility requirements for Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small businesses to obtain “verified” status to participate in the VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program. The proposed rule would add and revise definitions, reorder requirements and redefine the definition of “control.” In addition, the proposed rule would implement new changes to community property restrictions, “unconditional” ownership and day- to- day management requirements and remove and revise the current full-time requirements. The proposed rule would also amend the statutory definition for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Finally, the proposed regulation would create a new structure for permanent caregiver by defining it and removing the reference to personal caregiver.
See Advocacy’s complete comments at https://www.sba.gov/advocacy/