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The Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Certification Program (SDVOSB Certification)  is a very valuable tool for your business development. However, doing business with the federal government means more than just knowing how to get SDVOSB certification.

Not only do you have a submit a sound SDVOSB application to get the status but after getting certified you also have to learn about the confusing rules about teaming agreements, joint venture arrangements and how to comply with federal procurement rules to stay out of legal trouble.

Watson & Associates, LLC is a veteran-owned business with attorneys that understand the various issues that small businesses face in the federal procurement marketplace. We work with many SDVOSB companies across the country that are doing business with the federal government and who need consulting on topics related to federal government contracts.

SDVOSB Lawyer Services

Watson & Associates, LLC lawyers represent SDVOSB contractors across the United States by helping them to avoid frequent and costly legal mistakes made during the contract performance stage and during litigation. Our legal services include:

To speak with an experienced small business government contract lawyer about how to get SDVOSB certification or help with your SDVOSB application, 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

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 SDVOSB Certification Applications

Our SDVOSB lawyers offer general counsel for federal VA small business contractors seeking to meet the certification requirements and help with federal government contracts in all states regarding legal and non-legal matters about the certification process.

Our government contract consultants and lawyers help with 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 SDVOSB  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.