VOSB (Veteran Owned)
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) promotes the maximum utilization of Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) as practicable. Under the Veterans First program, VA contract specialists conduct market research in an effort to seek out VOSB firms to meet their needs. VA is the only agency which sets a goal and which tracks participation of VOSB’s.
SDVOSB (Service Disabled)
Consistent with Public Law 109-461, awarding contracts to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms is the highest priority within the Small Business programs for VA. Consistent with the mandate and the mission of VA, participation of SDVOSBs in VA Acquisition programs is strongly encouraged. OSDBU is the advocate that monitors the Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Program, with a special emphasis on SDVOSB’s.
Doing Business with
the Federal Government
Spending power of the federal government is second to none. The federal government is the world’s largest buyer of products and services. It buys just about every category of commodity and service available, in fact, the federal government discretionary spend for 2016 was $1.15 trillion.