This month, Brownieland partnered with the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) to produce a video on current and upcoming changes to the eligibility and verification process for veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses in the federal contracting arena. The video helps VOSBs and SDVOSBs find opportunities for contracts for the businesses. It was a great opportunity to help those who have served our country.
The Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) uses this video as a free training resource for veteran small business owners. GTPAC, with the support of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), uses this video to provide a detailed explanation of how veterans can get their small business verified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) or Service-disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Vets First Verification Program.
SDVOSBs and VOSBs receive certain preferences in the federal procurement process, including SDVOSB and VOSB set-aside contracts, sole-source awards (for SDVOSBs), and subcontracting opportunities with federal prime contractors, who are often required to utilize SDVOSBs and VOSBs in their subcontracting plans.
“This video is a great resource for helping VOSBs and SDVOSBs understand the verification process at VA, and how they can benefit from getting verified,” said Andrew E. Smith, Program Manager of the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center. “We take great pride in assisting our veteran small business clients here in Georgia, and want them to take full advantage of the opportunities that are available to them.”