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Veterans Affairs

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VA process to verify veteran-owned small businesses fraught with errors, delays

Veterans who own small businesses can get verified through the Department of Veterans Affairs, making them eligible for VA contracts and subcontracts. Continue reading

VA Acquisition Regulation: Contract Cost Principles and Procedures; Protests, Disputes and Appeals

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending and updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments Continue reading

VA Suspends SDVOSB/VOSB Applications Effective May 21

According to a notice posted on the VA OSDBU website, the suspension will affect “both new applications and applications for re-verification.” Continue reading

Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation

These changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. Continue reading

Familiar Faces May Top VA List of Options as Surprise Pick Quits

Lawmakers and veterans’ advocates are urging the President to move quickly—but carefully—in filling the void left by embattled nominee Ronny Jackson’s withdrawal. Continue reading

VA SDVOSB Rule of Two: Court Provides Important Guidance for Protesters 

In a recent decision, the Court of Federal Claims dismissed a rule of two challenge because, according to the Court, the protester only identified one SDVOSB–itself–that was likely to submit an offer at a fair and reasonable price. Continue reading

SBA Proposes Consolidated SDVOSB Eligibility Rules

For SDVOSBs, a uniform set of rules is a very good thing. Continue reading

VA CVE Unreasonably Decertified SDVOSB, Court Rules

According to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, it was improper for the VA to remove the SDVOSB from the VA’s database without evaluating whether the SBA’s determination was consistent with the VA’s separate SDVOSB requirements. Continue reading

SBA Proposes Rules For SDVOSB/VOSB CVE Protests & Appeals

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

VA Official Accused Of Taking Bribes In Exchange For Contract Information

Newly released court documents have revealed an elaborate scheme with a Veterans Affairs insider, who was accepting bribes for lucrative government contracts. Source: VA Official Accused Of Taking Bribes In Exchange For Contract Information « CBS Denver