Fidelis is a Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. Support our Veterans.
The Small Business Act defines the term ‘‘service-disabled veteran’’ as one with a disability that is service-connected, as defined by Title 38 U.S.C., section 101. The term ‘‘service-connected disability’’ is a disability that was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service.
The Veterans Benefit Act of 2003 (15 U.S.C. 657f) created the procurement program for small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans (referred to as the “Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business Procurement Program,” FAR 19.14). The purpose of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Program is to provide Federal contracting assistance to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.
Is there a formal certification process required from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to participate in the SDVOSB procurement program?
No. The Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 that authorized contracting officers to set aside acquisitions for Service-Disabled Veteran- Owned Small Business Concerns) did not require a formal process to certify concerns as SDVOSB. A SDVOSB self-represents its status for all Federal contracts. In order to place an offer on a Federal contract, the SBC must be registered in the Government's Central Contractor Registration (CCR) located within the System for Award Management (SAM). Once the SBC is registered in SAM, and an offer is submitted on a Federal Contract, the SDVOB needs to complete the On-Line Representations and Certifications Application that is also located in SAM. For more information about SAM and to register on-line, go to the System for Award Management located on the internet at www.sam.gov
The following criteria must be met In order to be eligible as a service-disabled veteranowned small business concern:
Section 3(q) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(q)) and SBA’s Implement SDVSB Program Regulations (13 C.F.R.125).
Executive Order 13360
Public Law 105-135 and Public Law 108-183
A Contracting Officer (CO) may set-aside requirements if:
A contracting activity may not make a requirement available for a SDVOB set-aside If the requirement can be satisfied through award to:
A Contracting Officer may award a sole source contract if:
DoD Office of Small Business Programs: http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/index.html
Phone #: (571) 372-6191
SBA: http://www.sba.gov/content/servicedisabled-veteran-owned-small- businessconcerns-sdvosb
Veterans bring a unique set of skills to our company, and we think you’ll find some familiarity in our underlying core values and processes.
We value the training and leadership development that candidates gain from their military service and experience.