The NVBDC is the leading private sector nationwide third-party certifying organization for Veterans’ Business Enterprises and is organized at a 501c3 foundation. It is sponsored by member corporations.
The VOSB and SDVOSB certifications are geared toward government contracting, but are not accepted by corporate entities.
A Fasttrack process is available for firms that are certified by the NMDSC (National Minority Supplier Development Council), the WBENC (The Women's Business Enterprise National Council), or the NGLCC (National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce).
The certification process normally lasts approximately 60 days after application submission.
The benefits of certification also include:
Majority owner must be a Veteran or multiple Veterans.
The majority Veteran owner(s) must prove absolute control of the applicant firm, including management and direction of day-to-day business operations.
The majority Veteran owner(s) show method and manner of acquisition of ownership interest.
The majority Veteran owner(s) have no substantial affiliations with non-veteran owned firms.
The above list is a summary of the required documents. Additional documents or details may be required.
Note: the NVBDC requires a filing fee correlating with the firm’s annual revenues, not included with fee shown below.
*Only $1000 when combined with 8(a) Certification