The SBA will begin hearing protests and appeals related to inclusion in the VA’s SDVOSB/VOSB CVE database on October 1, 2018. Continue reading
The SBA has proposed rules to enable contractors to file protests with the SBA OHA challenging the SDVOSB or VOSB status of a company included in the VA’s CVE VetBiz database. Continue reading
When it comes to the amount of time that passes from when Congress makes a law affecting federal contracting rules and the creation and adoption of policy to implement those rules, conventional wisdom tells us diamonds could be created faster. Until today… Continue reading
ICYMI: Impact of the 2015 Spending Bill on Small Federal Contractors (Especially Women and Veterans!) Congress and the President have done their jobs as far as a new federal budget is concerned, but what is the impact of this spending bill and its provisions on small federal contractors? In October, I spoke with my friend … Continue reading
The agency decided to rescind its September $39.9 million contract award to Monterey Consultants Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, to manage its Center for Veterans Enterprise. via Back to the drawing board: VA cancels its contract award for management of its veteran-owned small business program – Washington Business Journal.
The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) is the entity responsible for verifying Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) who want to participate in the VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program. via Misunderstanding and inactivity. Factors costing VA dollars and Veteran businesses opportunity? – The American Small Business Coalition.
Reacting to a February federal court decision, the VA’s Center for Veterans Enterprise has reversed its position on provisions restricting the rights of service-disabled veterans to transfer their ownership interests in their service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. via VA CVE Reverses Course on SDVOSB Transfer Restrictions – SmallGovCon.
Did your company file a request for reconsideration of a VA CVE SDVOSB verification denial? If so, be prepared to wait awhile–approximately 128 days, according to a recent VA CVE email. via VA CVE: SDVOSB Reconsiderations Taking 128 Days – SmallGovCon.
The VA CVE reconsideration process is an important component of the VA’s SDVOSB verification program–especially in light of news earlier this year that the VA’s Center for Veterans Enterprise is rejecting 60% of new SDVOSB verification applications. via VA CVE Reconsideration: A Primer for SDVOSBs – SmallGovCon.