SDVSOB Certification Guidance When You are Applying for SDVOSB Status or In a Legal Dispute With the Federal Government

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SDVOSB Certification LawyersWatson & Associates, LLC is a veteran-owned small business with attorneys that understand the various issues that small businesses face in the federal procurement marketplace. We work with many veteran owned business firms the country that are doing business with the federal government and who need consulting on topics related to federal government contracts and how the contracting officer may award these types of contracts.

Small Business SDVOSB Certification Attorney Services

Watson & Associates, LLC lawyers represent Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business 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 SDVOSB business government contract lawyer about how to get certified or help with your SDVOSB application, call 1-866-601-5518 for a free initial consultation.

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Certification SDVOSB Requirements

 In order to be eligible for the SDVOSB Business Certification Program, you and your business must meet the following SDVOSB requirements for SDVOSB set asides and sole source award to a SDVOSB company.

  • The veteran owned business 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 qualifying applicant (s) must hold the highest officer position

If you are applying for veteran owned business certification status or Veterans First Contracting Program for the sole purpose of getting federal government contracts, you must make sure that all SDVOSB requirements are met before applying the VA.

Is Your Company a SDVSOB 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 to meet the SDVOSB application requirements. 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.

Avoid Costly With SDVOSB Joint Venture Arrangements

When two companies joint together and pursue federal contracts, they should be proactive and anticipate challenges about joint venture arrangements. Many companies make serious mistakes because of the one of the following:

  • Failure in an SDVOSB joint venture to designate the managing member of the relationship to SDVO SBC participant
  • Having the SDVO SBC(s) receive profits from the joint venture commensurate with the work performed
  • Not Being able to demonstrate that the SDVO Participant actual controls the relationship
  • Failure to prove that SDVO SBC partner(s) to the joint venture perform at least 40% of the work performed by the joint venture
  • Failure to comply with the limitations on subcontracting rules
  • Developing improper teaming agreements and mistakenly apply SDVOSB joint venture regulations.

Help With SDVOSB Sole Source Contracts

At Watson & Associates, LLC our government contract attorneys also help companies to navigate through the issues related to SDVOSB sole source awards. In many cases, bid protests against disabled veteran small business sole source awards will target agency actions an challenge whether the awardee meets the requirements. However, your company’s capability and unique qualifications may come into play when defending against a challenged award.  Keep in mind that under FAR 19.406 Sole source awards to SDVOSB business concerns.

Help With Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Contract Fraud Problems

Service Disabled Veteran government contractors are under strict scrutiny from federal contracting agencies and federal law enforcement.  SDVOSB fraud cases are increasing and small businesses find themselves unable to defend themselves because defense lawyers may not quite understand the underlying principles and rules related to being SDVOSB certified.  

At Watson & Associates, LLC, our federal procurement fraud lawyers frequently consult with small businesses about allegations of procurement fraud and false claims allegations. We understand the underlying legal principles of government small business contract laws.

Nationwide Help With Veteran Owned Business Certification

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

Our government contract consultants and veteran owned small business certification  lawyers help with veteran owned small business 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 Certification Application Lawyers

If you need legal advice about how to get SDVOSB certification, joint venture arrangements, sole source contracts and set aside disputes, general counsel, joint ventures or service disabled veteran owned small business application consulting services, call our government small business contract lawyers at 1-866-601-5518.