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The VA OSDBU mission is to enable Veterans to gain access to economic opportunity by leveraging the federal procurement system and expanding participation of procurement-ready small businesses.

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Interim changes are being made to General Services Administration's System for Award Management registration process with proactive steps being taken for a new entity registration. Learn more »

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New Case VIP Interface

On May 21, 2018, CVE will suspend incoming case applications to facilitate the transition to a new case VIP interface. The suspension of incoming cases will last for approximately 30 days and will include both new applications and applications for re-verification. CVE will continue processing previously submitted applications during the suspension. Read New Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Access »

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This year’s National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) is co-located with the SAME Small Business Conference to offer two major, yet separate events, focused on architecture, engineering, construction, and facility management. Join us October 31–November 2, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Resources for Doing Business

Access the Veteran Entrepreneur Portal to find information about business plans, financing opportunities, government programs, training courses, and much more!

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Acquisitions and Contracting Support

Become familiar with federal procurement policies, the management of VA small business goals, and the administration of VA contract awards supported through acquisitions.

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How to Get Verified

Get verified through the Vets First Verification Program to participate in the Veterans First Contracting Program for VA set-asides and sole-source contracts for SDVOSBs and VOSBs.

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Access to Opportunities

Access procurement events, networking opportunities, and requirement resources geared for small and Veteran businesses interested in doing business with VA.

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Strategic Outreach and Communications

OSDBU offers small businesses informational tools, requirement resources, and networking opportunities necessary to do business with VA. OSDBU Strategic Outreach ensures that Veteran-owned and other small businesses have access to programs and services to increase their participation in the federal marketplace.

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