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VA Center for Verification and Evaluation Transfer – August 2022 Update

Please read the following message from the U.S. Small Business Administration

Dear Veteran-Owned Businesses and Stakeholders,    


We are pleased to share with you updates related to the upcoming transfer of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), effective January 1, 2023.  


In July, we released a proposed rule around the Veteran-Owned Small Business and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business certification program. Public comments were due on August 5. Thank you to the veteran community for submitting your comments and feedback. We are reviewing your responses and updating the proposed rule for interagency clearance. The final rule will be in place by December 1, 2022.  


In addition, we are excited to announce that we selected a tech vendor to build the VOSB and SDVOSB certification platform at SBA. We are working hard to onboard and collaborate with the vendor to stand up this platform before the transfer date.  


We look forward to providing you with a public update on the CVE transfer on Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. You can join the meeting via Microsoft Teams ( or by phone (202-764-1264; conference ID: 947-720-437#).   


In the meantime, please continue to direct any questions to our mailbox – 

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