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- Set–Aside Contracts
- Sole-Source Contracts under Simplified Acquisitions Threshold
- Joint Ventures
- 3% congressional budget target ($11.1 billion target)
- Limited competition (under 9,000 firms are certified)
Set-Aside Contracts $3 million maximum per contract for Products and Services and $5 million maximum per contract for Manufacturing
Sole Source Contracts under Simplified Acquisitions Threshold of $150,000
Joint Ventures with other SDVOSB firms or other Small Disadvantaged Firms
Percentage of Procurement: 3% congressional budget target with target exceeded for SDVOSB firms every year in the past decade.
Qualifications for SDVOSB certification
1. 51% Ownership by an SDV (Service-Disabled Veteran) The proof that is required should be listed on one of the following forms:
Department of Defense Form DD214
Other Accepted Documents:
Letter from the Veterans Administration
Certificate of Release from Active Duty
Statement of Service from the National Archives & Records Administration
2. The firm must be classified as a small business according to the SBA.
3. The owner of the SDVOSB firm must be independent meaning they have the right to make current and strategic decisions for the company. Current conditions do not exist that could change the ownership of the firm.
SDVOSB Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is there a minimum disability rating that must be attained in order for a SDV to classify as a service-disabled veteran?
No – there is no minimum disability rating. 0–-100% is acceptable.
2. Is an SDVOSB limited to certain NAICS Codes?
No – an SDVOSB can obtain business in any NAICS Code.
3. If I am a veteran who is not disabled, do I qualify?
No – the government views that it is its moral obligation to provide opportunities to Service Disabled Veterans.
4. Is there a procurement order for SBA certifications?
No – there is not an order between 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB and ED/WOSB; however, these four certifications take preference over small businesses.