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VOSB/SDVOSB

Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)/Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

Purpose

In accordance with Section 2(a) of Presidential Executive Order 13360, NASA has published a 2-year strategic plan to focus the Agency’s effort on providing service-disabled veterans with the maximum practicable number of contracting and subcontracting opportunities.

Eligibility Requirements Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)

  • Must be a small business, as determined by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Must be at least 51 percent owned by at least one veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2); or, if a publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock must be owned by at least one veteran.
  • Must have management and daily operations controlled by at least one veteran.

Certification Requirement

  • Veteran status may be self-certified in accordance with FAR 52-219-1.

Procurement Incentives

  • There is no set-aside program for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

Eligibility Requirements Service-Disabled Veteran–Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

  • Must be a small business, as determined by the SBA.
  • Must be at least 51 percent owned by at least one service-disabled veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16); or, if a publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock must be owned by at least one service-disabled veteran.
  • Management and daily operations must be controlled by at least one service-disabled veteran or by the spouse or permanent caregiver of the service-disabled veteran if such veteran has a permanent and severe disability.

Certification Requirement

  • Veteran status may be self-certified in accordance with FAR 52-219-1.

Procurement Incentives

  • Set-aside opportunities may apply.
  • 8(a) Program eligibility may apply on a case-by-case basis if the SBA determines that a service-disabled veteran is also disadvantaged.
  • For more information, please visit http://www.osbp.nasa.gov, http://www.va.gov/osdbu, and http://www.vetbiz.gov.
  • There is set-aside authority in the FAR for SDVOSB set-asides.

Veteran Goals

  • Increase the number of annual contract actions and contract dollar value to veteran-owned small businesses.
  • Increase the number of Veteran-Owned Small Businesses in high-tech areas by expanding the Mentor-Protégé Program.
  • Monitor the performance of Veteran-Owned Small Business subcontracting through the use of Individual Subcontract Reports at each Center.
  • Monitor the Agency’s annual Veteran-Owned Small Business subcontracting dollars through the Summary Subcontract Report.
  • Provide outreach to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses by participating in small business events and attending other conferences.
  • Increase communication to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses through increased use of the OSBP Web site.
  • Include training for the NASA acquisition workforce on Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.
  • Monitor the Federal databases to ensure that all veteran-owned data are entered accurately and reviewed regularly.
  • Require NASA Centers to report initiatives in support of veteran programs on a semiannual basis.
  • Use an enterprise model to execute these goals and track accomplishments.