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The Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Certification Program (SDVOSB Certification) is steadily making its mark in government contracting.Many companies have heard of the disabled veteran government contracting program. Yet, many veterans have yet to get serviced disabled veteran owner contracts with the United States Government. Small businesses sometimes are not aware of the various veteran government contracting rules that apply to set-asides when they submit offers, bid protests and the many nuances that apply to the SDVOSB certification process.
The government contract law attorneys at Watson & Associates, LLC often serve as general counsel for veterans and service disabled government contractors and help them to overcome the common hurdles associated with the program.
Whether there are disputes with the unique VA qualifying regulations, SDVOSB set-asides, sole source decisions or other disputes, our SDVOSB lawyers provide legal advice and litigation services to clients across the country.
SDVOSB Certification Lawyer Services
As a veteran-owned small business law firm, Watson & Associates, LLC serves as general counsel for SDVOSB contract clients across the United States by helping them to avoid frequent and costly mistakes made during the contract performance stage and during litigation. Our government contract legal services include:
- Help with certification disputes
- SDVOSB applications
- SDVOSB Contracting Teaming agreements
- Joint venture agreements,
- Bid protests,
- Size protests and determinations
- Government Contract claims
- NAICS Appeals to OHA
- Limitations of subcontracting and relationships with large businesses
- Litigation and appeals about federal contracting veterans benefits
- Small business development assistance
- VA SDVOSB sole source acquisition and set aside and status disputes
- SDVOSB Joint venture relationships and how to get veteran owned small business certification
- SDVSOB Consulting services
To speak with an experienced Small Business government contract lawyer about how to get SDVOSB certification, call 1-866-601-5518 for a free initial consultation.
SDVOSB Certification Requirements
In order to be eligible for the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Certification Program, you and your business must meet the following certification requirements for SDVOSB contracting set asides and sole source awards.
- The Service Disabled Veteran (SDV) must have a service-connected disability that has been determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs or Department of Defense
- Must be small under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement
- The SDVOSB must unconditionally own 51% of the company
- The qualifying member must control the management and daily operations
- The SDVOSB must hold the highest officer position
WHAT IS CONSIDERED A SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY?
The meaning of service-disabled veteran is discussed in U.S.C. 101 section (2) and (16), the Department of Veterans Affairs, United States Code. If you are claiming veteran status, then you must be able to prove your active duty service with the US Navy, the US Air Force etc plus proof that you obtained a discharge under other than dishonorable conditions.
According to Business Defense’s Website, and for government veteran contracts eligibility, “service-connected” means, with respect to disability or death, that the claimed disability was incurred or aggravated, or that the death resulted from a disability incurred or aggravated, in line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service.
If you are applying for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business certification status for the sole purpose of getting federal government contracts, you must make sure that all eligibility requirements are met before applying the VA.
What is an SDVSOB Small Business?
Vets should first realized that being a veteran is not the same as a service disabled veteran. In both situations, the company must be at least 51% unconditionally owned and controlled by a veteran. or the service- disabled veteran – whichever applies. Keep in mind that the SBA and VA may have different application to a specific individual. In other words, you cannot use SBA regulations to challenge VA actions.
If you served in the U.S. Military on active duty for the active military, naval, or air force services, you must also have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions. Apply for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Certification to the VA for federal veteran contracts is not the place to challenge whether or not you should have received disabled status.
- A service disabled veteran is a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
- Your disability must have occurred or been aggravated in line of active duty in military, naval, or air service and can result from injury or disease Such disability does not require a minimum rating to be considered. A veteran with a 0 to 100% disability rating is eligible to self-represent as a Service-Disabled Veteran for Federal contracting purposes.
- ( Self- representation) A veteran with a 0 to 100% disability rating is eligible to self-represent as a Service-Disabled Veteran for Federal contracting purposes.
- A business hoping to be considered a “Service-Disabled Veteran Owned” must be at least 51% unconditionally owned and controlled by an individual who is considered, by the government, a Service-Disabled Veteran. …
Basic SDVOSB certification requirements for both of the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business programs are set by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 13 CFR 25.11-125.16.
Can Another Company Challenge Your SDVOSB Status?
The short answer is yes. However, if another company challenges your status as an SDVSOB, then you may want to make sure that they are also an interested party to even file a SDVOSB status bid protest.
Nationwide Help With Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Certification Applications
Our SDVOSB certification dispute lawyers offer general counsel for federal VA small business contractors seeking to meet the certification requirements and help with federal disabled veteran government contracts in all states regarding legal and non-legal matters about the certification process.
Our SDVOSB consulting team helps with service disabled veteran owned small business certification and SDVOSB certification application disputes in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Call Our Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Application Consultants and SDVOSB Certification Lawyers
If you need legal advice about how to get SDVOSB certification, general counsel, joint ventures or service disabled veteran owned business consulting services for veteran owned businesses, call our government small business contract lawyers at 1-866-601-5518.