Welcome to the DON's Veteran Owned Small Business/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Page. DON is dedicated to serving the veteran entrepreneur by formulating, executing and promoting policies and programs of the department to provide maximum opportunities for veterans seeking to do business with the Navy and Marine Corps. We are committed to being your strategic partner!
The Veterans Benefit Act of 2003 created a procurement program to enhance business opportunities for small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans to provide Federal contracting opportunities. The Act enables service disabled veteran owned small businesses (SDVOSB) to participate in restricted competition and receive sole source contracts for goods and services used by the U.S. Government.
The term "service disabled" as defined by the Small Business Act (established by P.L.106-50 in 1999) means, with respect to disability or death, that such disability was incurred or aggravated, or that the death resulted from a disability incurred or aggravated, in the line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service. This definition applies to the new sole source and restricted competition program under P.L. 108-183 and the three percent (3%) goal program set by P.L. 106-50, and includes veterans with 0% and higher VA disability ratings as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The Department of the Navy (DON) is dedicated to serving the veteran entrepreneur by formulating, executing and promoting policies and programs of the department to provide maximum opportunities for veterans seeking to do business with the Navy and Marine Corps. The DON Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is committed to attaining the 3% Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) goal.
To be eligible in the SDVOSB program, a company must:
SDVOSB’s may self certify but must meet the eligibility criteria above and register and represent it’s status in the System for Award Management (SAM).
The VBOC provides entrepreneurial training through workshops and the internet, counseling, technical assistance, and resource utilization services to Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reservists, National Guard Members, and Active Duty business owners and start-up entrepreneurs in the Southeast Region of the USA.http://www.vboc.org/
DON Office of Small Business: SDVOSBinfo@navy.mil