Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO)
The Veterans Benefit Act of 2003 (15 U.S.C. 657f) created a procurement program for small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans (SDVO) with the express purpose of providing Federal contracting assistance to SDVO small businesses.
As an SDVO, Federated can fully participate in the numerous sole-source and set-aside procurement opportunities offered by the Federal government, as well as assist our teaming partners and Contracting Officer’s meet their small business goals and financial incentives.
Contracting Officer’s Advantage
The contracting officer can exercise a number of options that streamline his procurement process:
- Set-aside acquisitions that exceed the micro-purchase threshold for competition restricted to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns can be made when there is an expectation that offers will be received from two or more service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; and that an award can be made at a fair market price.
- Sole-source awards can be made to to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns (Subparts 19.501(d) and 6.302-5), provided only one service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern can satisfy the requirement; and the anticipated award price of the contract (including options) will not exceed $3 million for a requirement within any other NAICS code; and award can be made at a fair and reasonable price.
Large companies engaged in the federal market can benefit by partnering with Federated to pursue SDVO set-asides for which the large business would not normally qualify. In addition, all large business Federal contractors must include a subcontracting plan with their proposals that identify small business procurement goals; the program provides evaluation credits for prime contractors who achieve their subcontracting targets.
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