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SDVOSB

Leyden Solutions is SDVOSB CVE Certified.

The purpose of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Procurement Program is to provide procuring agencies with the authority to set acquisitions aside for exclusive competition among service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, as well as the authority to make sole source awards to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns if certain conditions are met. (See Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 13 C.F.R. § 125.8-125.10).

The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 established an annual government-wide goal of not less than 3% of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for participation by small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans.

On December 16, 2003, the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 was passed by Congress. Section 308 of the Act (Public Law 108-183) established a procurement program for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns (SDVOSBC). This procurement program provides that federal contracting officers may restrict competition to SDVOSBCs and award a sole source or set-aside contract where certain criteria are met.

A Contracting Officer (CO) may set-aside requirements if:

1.     The requirement is not exempted from SDVO contracting, the CO considers setting aside the requirement for 8(a), HUBZone, or SDVOSBC participation before considering setting aside the requirement as a small business set-aside.

2.     There is a reasonable expectation that at least two responsible SDVO SBC will submit offers; and

3.     The award can be made at a fair market price.

Are sole source or set-aside contracts allowed under the SDVOSB program?

Yes. In accordance with 13 C.F.R. 125.19 and 125.20, contracting officers may award a sole source or set-aside contract to SDVOSBCs, if certain conditions are met.

 

When to Sole Source Contract:
A CO may award a sole source contract if:

1.     If the requirement is not exempted from SDVO contracting and cannot be set-aside.

2.     The CO does not have a reasonable expectation that at least two responsible SDVOSBCs will submit offers.

3.     The anticipated award price of the contract, including options, will not exceed:
     • $6.5M for manufacturing requirements
     • $4.0M for all other requirements

4.     Award can be made at a fair market price.

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