Veterans Certification Programs (SDVOSB & VOSB)

The Federal government has a 3% goal for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses. For every agency except the Department of Veterans (VA) and Federal Aviation Administration, SDVOSB status is self-represented in the System for Award Management (SAM). The VA and FAA require that SDVOSBs and Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) be verified as such with the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE)

VOSBs and SDVOSBs have preference when contracting with the 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 CVE

Learn more about the Government-wide SDVOSB program at

Explore how to do business and get verified with the VA at


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