The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is aggressively working to increase its use of Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) in fulfilling our contract needs and to support those men and women to whom we owe so much. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, the Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), and the Chief Information Officer are actively working together to achieve USDA's SDVOSB goal. In order to increase the Department's ability to attain or exceed the mandated 3 percent goal, OSDBU continuously works with USDA agencies to locate contracting and subcontracting opportunities that can be performed by SDVOSBs.
The USDA SDVOSB Program enables USDA to fulfill all implementation strategies contained in Executive Order 13360, signed by President Bush on October 20, 2004, that directed all federal agencies to more effectively implement section 15(g) of the Small business Act (P.L. 108-183). The Secretary strongly expressed his commitment to this initiative in Secretary's Memorandum 5090-001, dated July 12, 2005. The Secretary's Memorandum was codified as permanent departmental policy in Departmental Regulation (DR) 5090-005, dated September 26, 2006.
USDA is placing special emphasis on two goals:
Service-Disabled Veterans Executive Order 13360
Departmental Regulation 5090-005
VetBiz Offers Teaming Registraton
Are you a small business owner who is looking to team with a small veteran-owned or service disabled veteran-owned small business? You can now post your information at The Center for Veteran Enterprise (CVE) Teaming Registration.
The Veterans Administration's Center for Veteran’s Enterprise is a Veteran Resource Information website containing the Vendor Information Pages (VIP Database) that lists businesses that are 51% or more owned by veterans or service-connected disabled veterans. Please register your firm at http://www.vetbiz.gov/.
CVE may be contacted by:
Washington DC Metropolitan Area: (202) 303-3260
Phone: (866) 584-2344
Fax: (202) 254-0238
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Center for Veterans Enterprise (00VE)
810 Vermont Avenue, N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20420
A new marketing tool has been added to the VetBiz Vendor Information Page. The "VIP Video" (PDF) enables buyers to view a a visual display of a company's capabilities. Get more information on VIP Video.
VETS GWAC Teaming Opportunities
Information regarding the Small Business GWAC Center's teaming opportunities can be found at www.gsa.gov/vets.
All Prime Contractors interested in teaming should register at SUB-Net.
Legislation Implementing Service-Disabled Procurement Preference