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Groups say veteran-owned contracting still broken

Veterans service organizations say despite attempts at improvement, the Department of Veterans Affairs' verification process for veteran-owned small businesses is still barring legitimate firms from contracts with the department, while doing little to deter actual fraud.

Tags: VA , Congress , acquisition , Acquisition policy , SDVOSB , veterans , Joe Wynn , Davy Leghorn , Mark Goldschmitt , Center for Veterans Enterprise , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 03:06pm EDT

VA not doing enough to verify service-disabled veteran owned firms

GAO highlights a need for tighter controls to fix the contracting program.

Tags: GAO , GSA , SBA , Veterans Affairs , VetBiz , Contracting , acquisition , Acquisition policy , industry , Taeja Smith

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:11am EDT

Congress mulls expansion of VA's system to verify veteran-owned firms

The Veterans Affairs Department's process for verifying eligibility in the service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses program could become standard procedure for all agencies. VA is the only department that checks to make sure contractors are eligible.

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , Ruben Gomez , SBA , GAO , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee

Friday - 02/10/2012, 07:56pm EST

OMB tells agencies to ignore ruling on small business contracting

GAO say parity among 8(a), service disabled and HUBZone programs is no longer valid.

Tags: Contracting , Peter Orszag , OMB , GAO , GSA , SBA , small business , 8(a) , HUBZone ,

Tuesday - 07/14/2009, 04:06pm EDT

VA sets rules for set-aside program

Final regulation applies to all agencies for determining eligibility of veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Agencies spent almost $20 billion with these firms in 2008.

Tags: Contracting , VA , SBA , GAO , Veteran-owned small business , Small business contracting

Monday - 02/08/2010, 04:50pm EST