On December 16, 2003, the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 (VBA) was passed by Congress. Section 308 of the Act (Public Law 108-183), established a procurement program for Service-Disabled Veteran- Owned Small Business Concerns (SDVOSBC). This procurement program provides that Federal contracting officers may restrict competition to SDVOSBCs and a award a sole source or set-aside contract where certain criteria are met.
The Small Business Administration has issued an interim final rule, establishing a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Program. This program establishes the criteria to be used in Federal contracting to determine service-disabled veteran status; business ownership and control requirements; guidelines for establishing sole source and set-aside procurement opportunities; and protest and appeal procedures for SDVOSBC procurements.
- Service -Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Training Program
- Frequently Asked Questions About the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Contracting Program
- Executive Order 13360—Providing Opportunities for Service-Disabled Veteran Businesses To Increase Their Federal Contracting and Subcontracting, October 26, 2004
- EO 13360 Implementation Strategies by Agency
- 2008 Program Announcement for Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC)
- VBOC forms and worksheets
- Patriot Express Pilot Loan Details
- Patriot Express Pilot Loan Overview
- MREID Loans for Deploying Reservists