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Acquisition Hour: Federal Certifications for Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses

May 17, 2017  
Start Date May 17, 2017
End Date May 17, 2017
Time 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Facility Webinar
Contact Info Benjamin Blanc
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Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) have preference when contracting with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Vets First Contracting Program  requires that the VA first seek VOSBs and SDVOSBs for contracting opportunities with the VA. Additionally, the VA has a 12% prime contracting goal for VOSBs and a 10% goal for SDVOSBS. The VA also has a 5% goal for VOSBs and 3% for subcontracts with its large prime contractors. However, in order to count towards these goals, the veteran business bust first become verified with the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE).

In this webinar, businesses will learn:

  • The Veterans First Contracting Program
  • The benefits of becoming CVE verified
  • The eligibility requirements of becoming CVE verified
  • The process of becoming CVE verified
  • What to do after becoming verified

Veteran Owned Businesses and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses will not want to miss out on this opportunity to learn how to get CVE Verified and take advantage of the Vets First Contracting Program!

Speaker: Joe Smetak – Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

Join the Wisconsin Procurement Institute and guest speakers for the WPI ACQUISITION HOUR – a series of lunchtime FREE LIVE WEBINARS on a variety of Federal government contracting topics!  You will need to register to have access and be able to interact with the guest speaker– the web link will be sent to you after registering for the WEBINAR.  The schedule will be updated as speakers commit to participate.  If you have any topics that are of interest to you – please send them to

Please note: registrations for the Acquisition Hour Webinars are limited to 25 registrants. Due to the limited space available, if you unavailable to attend the webinar, please contact Benjamin Blanc as soon as possible.

We require that you enter the name that you registered with for this webinar to be entered when logging into the GoToMeeting Webinar application.  Only registered attendees will have access to this webinar.

This webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit.

To view a schedule of all upcoming webinars CLICK HERE.


National Contract Management Association – WI Chapter

Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)