• The first point of contact when marketing VISN 6• Cover VA facilities in NC, VA and Beckley, WV• Assist businesses in understanding how we procure needed services and supplies• Assist small businesses in marketing to VA and other federal agencies• Key Objective is to match capable and qualified firms with VISN 6 requirements
promise anyone a contract, advocate for one contractor over another, tell a firm how to price a proposal, tell a firm what to put down on their representations and certifications or proposals, advise as to how to set up a company, provide legal advice, or send you copies/tell you about every solicitation that your firm may have an interest in. When marketing VISN 6, please first send your capability statements and all pertinent information me at: Deborah.email@example.com 5
• Mandatory VA contract vehicles such as the Prime Vendor Programs and contracts under VA’s National Standardization Program • Federal Supply Schedules • Open market is after the above listed sources, and VA’s highest priority in this category, by law, is contracting with service disabled veteran owned small businesses.
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Veteran Owned HUBZONE/Women-owned/8(a) All other small businesses
Enacted June 20, 2007Allows VA to sole source to SDVOSB and VOSB up to $5M Mandates SDVOSB first in open market procurements
P.L. 109-461 requires SDVOSB and VOSB to be ‘verified” and listed in Vetbiz database Verification Program Managers-Center for Veterans Enterprise, VACVE@VA.GOV Toll-free: 866-584-2344 Website: www.vetbiz.gov
Only for service disabled veteran and veteran owned small businesses, and eligible surviving spouses. Only required by VA Verification is now valid for TWO years.
• Created to benefit SDVOSB and VOSB• Managing office: VA’s Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) • www.va.gov/osdbu
Open market requirements published at www.fbo.gov VA Forecast of Contracting Opportunities: https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/eVP/fco/FCO.aspxSmall Business Administration’s Sub-net: www.sba.gov/subnet
Veteran Firms MUST be verified for VA Register on all applicable Government webites Ensure your information matches on all of these sitesRegister for the NAICS in which you hold expertise, not every one listed Federal Supply Schedules Accept Purchase Cards Sharpen Your Pencil-Competitive Pricing Take Advantage of PTAC and SBDC-FREE! Know Your Customer!!
To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphan…” - Abraham Lincoln 19