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Small Business Resources

To assist our community, we launched a connection of essential links and assets tailored to Veteran-owned small businesses to help them navigate and excel in the competitive realm of federal procurement.

SBA assets

Resources for START and GROW:

U.S. Small Business Administration

Resources for START and GROW:

U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Small Business Administration: The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business

SBA assets

Resources for START and GROW:

8(a) Training Videos

Resources for START and GROW:

8(a) Training Videos

The SBA Office of Government Contracting & Business Development (GCBD) has provided 8(a) Focused Trainings to that cover areas on the application that may need more clarification..

VBOC assets

Resources for START and GROW:

Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

Resources for START and GROW:

Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC):

VBOCs provide assistance in identifying and analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the business plan to increase the probability of success.

Resources for START and GROW:

Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Center:

Dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace.

SAM.gov

Resources for START and GROW:

The System for Award Management:

Resources for START and GROW:

The System for Award Management:

Register to do business with the U.S. government. Update or renew your entity registration, check status of an entity registration, or search for entity registration and exclusion records.

SBA assets

Resources for START and GROW:

Military Reservist Loan

Resources for START and GROW:

Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) Verification

How to access CVE verification to participate in the VA’s VET First Procurement Program.

Resources for START and GROW:

Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) Verification

Look here for further guidance on the verification transfer - This is for SDVOSBs currently self-certified as such in the Federal government's System for Award Management (SAM).

GSA assets

Resources for START and GROW:

GSA Acquisition Policy Resource Page

Resources for START and GROW:

GSA Acquisition Policy Resource Page

On March 7, 2022, DoD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement an Executive order addressing domestic preferences in Government procurement. Click here to better understand the basics of the rule.

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