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Veteran Small Business Certification

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The US federal government sets aside a part of federal contracting funds for veteran-owned businesses each year to provide them with opportunities and boost their presence in the federal marketplace.

Purchases made by the federal government for amounts between $10,000 and $250,000 are designated for small businesses, provided that two or more firms can supply the good or service at a competitive price.

Certified veteran-owned small businesses will be able to actively pursue contracts that are exclusively designated for them through both sole source and set-aside opportunities. The VA sets aside at least 7% of its contracts each year just for SDVOSBs and eligible VOSBs. Furthermore, you can bid on contracts via several socioeconomic initiatives.

Veteran Small Business Eligibility

Be regarded as a small business by the size standard that matches any NAICS Codes that are mentioned in the company's SAM profile.
A minimum of 51% of the company should be owned and run by veterans.
Veterans who are completely and permanently incapacitated and unable to oversee the day-to-day operations of their business may still be eligible to do so provided their spouse or a designated permanent caregiver is helping to manage the firm.

 

Federal Sales FY 2023 No. of Firms Average Sales per Firm
VOSB $ 41,645,190,320 5,372 $ 7,752,269

 

VOSB Spending by Agency Fiscal Year 2023
AGENCY 2023 2022 2021
Agency for International Development $ 73,513,286 $ 65,407,990 $ 57,375,146
Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled $ 415,008 $ 266,326 $ 1,270,320
Commodity Futures Trading Commission $ 4,303,080 $ 5,588,137 $ 6,437,532
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau $ 21,339,235 $ 20,940,388 $ 4,692,005
Consumer Product Safety Commission $ 2,672,408 $ 1,204,018 $ 1,396,456
Corporation for National and Community Service $ 1,987,140 $ 21,785 $ 1,517,090
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency $ 2,408,607 $ 2,484,988 $ 2,351,645
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board $ 1,596,097 $ 3,735,317 $ 2,295,146
Department of Agriculture $ 992,513,020 $ 830,145,134 $ 536,745,714
Department of Commerce $ 502,234,921 $ 431,808,387 $ 463,043,993
Department of Defense $ 15,672,179,770 $ 15,995,517,604 $ 15,896,805,553
Department of Education $ 42,293,228 $ 37,051,994 $ 58,869,972
Department of Energy $ 352,243,704 $ 270,703,182 $ 249,835,702
Department of Health and Human Services $ 1,310,448,342 $ 1,190,573,509 $ 1,383,899,327
Department of Homeland Security $ 3,278,369,667 $ 2,436,694,170 $ 1,717,479,760
Department of Housing and Urban Development $ 51,305,069 $ 40,446,246 $ (19,086,128)
Department of Justice $ 1,073,195,918 $ 1,040,051,171 $ 959,168,534
Department of Labor $ 249,532,984 $ 291,460,814 $ 254,761,194
Department of State $ 733,235,702 $ 546,377,324 $ 559,241,549
Department of the Interior $ 608,898,313 $ 621,783,978 $ 454,855,945
Department of the Treasury $ 550,608,233 $ 417,201,388 $ 495,948,475
Department of Transportation $ 749,674,913 $ 626,681,780 $ 548,840,243
Department of Veterans Affairs $ 12,068,811,484 $ 10,606,796,386 $ 9,869,919,704
District of Columbia Courts $ 567,783 $ 354,805 $ 355,231
Environmental Protection Agency $ 14,365,366 $ 30,839,496 $ 44,771,490
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission $ 4,503,048 $ 6,484,558 $ 5,490,626
Executive Office of the President $ 4,702,315 $ 2,193,604 $ 6,872,741
Export-Import Bank of the United States $ 2,731,749 $ 2,234,257 $ 2,456,522
Federal Communications Commission $ 36,831,932 $ 16,823,896 $ 14,530,790
Federal Election Commission $ 3,712,239 $ 2,262,365 $ 2,344,001
Federal Labor Relations Authority $ 1,170,602 $ 563,063 $ 776,807
Federal Maritime Commission $ 326,806 $ 3,500 $ 31,965
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service $ 1,457,084 $ 478,713 $ 245,723
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission $ (3,957) $ 57,806 $ 7,360
Federal Trade Commission $ 8,442,597 $ 9,439,092 $ 8,799,185
General Services Administration $ 1,885,225,584 $ 1,534,805,384 $ 1,211,172,066
Government Accountability Office $ 18,270,446 $ 6,318,717 $ 3,974,762
International Trade Commission $ 2,583,439 $ 1,044,828 $ 830,911
Merit Systems Protection Board $ 960,070 $ 568,893 $ 119,342
Millennium Challenge Corporation $ 3,389,774 $ 3,153,891 $ 1,806,506
National Aeronautics and Space Administration $ 514,892,987 $ 346,262,695 $ 433,691,916
National Archives and Records Administration $ 16,337,370 $ 11,368,836 $ 9,390,985
National Endowment for the Arts $ 590,268 $ 840,893 $ 265,638
National Endowment for the Humanities $ 139,751 $ 921,526 $ 114,510
National Gallery of Art $ 1,688,061 $ 761,239 $ 841,217
National Labor Relations Board $ 557,322 $ 570,721 $ 171,538
National Science Foundation $ 50,917,875 $ 30,910,094 $ 19,527,364
National Transportation Safety Board $ 934,449 $ 823,476 $ 2,379,937
Nuclear Regulatory Commission $ 12,624,990 $ 12,029,542 $ 14,281,735
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission $ 66,080 $ 71,434 $ 68,509
Office of Personnel Management $ 36,734,796 $ 29,873,197 $ 34,576,646
Peace Corps $ 3,842,794 $ 4,612,153 $ 969,530
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation $ 5,237,737 $ 4,108,083 $ 5,887,230
Railroad Retirement Board $ 2,549,959 $ 2,056,813 $ 2,467,247
Securities and Exchange Commission $ 107,799,835 $ 73,939,034 $ 48,777,321
Selective Service System $ 208,967 $ 236,584 $ 312,280
Small Business Administration $ 234,655,412 $ 263,770,288 $ 358,126,281
Smithsonian Institution $ 9,682,800 $ 6,890,226 $ 8,617,725
Social Security Administration $ 286,955,390 $ 235,219,032 $ 86,006,693
U.S. Agency for Global Media $ 12,639,481 $ 10,174,973 $ 13,883,899
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation $ 10,057,914 $ 6,925,354 $ 9,783,902
United States Chemical Safety Board $ 1,011,656 $ 441,223
United States Trade and Development Agency $ 1,742,639 $ 4,771,745 $ 5,397,524
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