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VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization - OSDBU

VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization - OSDBU VA OSDBU - Provides access to Veteran-owned and other small businesses to expand their participation Official page for the U.S.

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)–Responsible for providing access to economic and procurement opportunities for Veteran-owned and other small businesses through outreach and liaison support. Disclaimer: http://www.va.gov/disclaim.htm

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It's FAQ Friday! If certain documentation needed for your application is not available, a DLOE can be provided to suppor...
10/08/2021

It's FAQ Friday! If certain documentation needed for your application is not available, a DLOE can be provided to support an application.

A DLOE is submitted with the application or as requested by CVE and provides an explanation regarding the application's missing documents.

Last year in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we had the pleasure of interviewing Navy Veteran Cecilia Burgos. After re...
10/07/2021

Last year in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we had the pleasure of interviewing Navy Veteran Cecilia Burgos. After returning home, Cecilia started up “We Keep Thinking,” a full-service creative agency based out of New York. It was conceived to elevate minority-, women- and Veteran-owned businesses.

Read more here: https://bddy.me/2WQTAux

Have you heard of SBA’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program?It permits joint ventures between large firms and qualified sma...
10/07/2021

Have you heard of SBA’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program?

It permits joint ventures between large firms and qualified small businesses to seek contracts across the vast network of Federal agencies.

Does your Veteran-Owned Small Business want to join forces with a large and experienced government contractor?

Learn more here: https://bddy.me/3iI6yT0

The Verification Counselor program provides a valuable service to Veterans who applied or intend to apply for verificati...
10/01/2021

The Verification Counselor program provides a valuable service to Veterans who applied or intend to apply for verification. They're trained to provide application assistance to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

For more information about the Verification Counselor program and to find a counselor in your area, visit: https://bddy.me/3Fa0QCZ

VA OSDBU is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to ed...
10/01/2021

VA OSDBU is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. How is your small business participating?

If you have a Veteran-Owned Small Business, you may qualify for advantages when bidding on government contracts—along wi...
09/30/2021

If you have a Veteran-Owned Small Business, you may qualify for advantages when bidding on government contracts—along with access to other resources and support—through the Vets First Verification Program.

Read more: https://bddy.me/3ihMRRJ

This National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Moises Montanez, a Puerto Rican Army Veteran who owns ALTA Quality B...
09/29/2021

This National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Moises Montanez, a Puerto Rican Army Veteran who owns ALTA Quality Builders. Last year, we had the honor of interviewing Moises personally.

Learn more about Moises's story at the VAntage Point blog: https://bddy.me/3ildhlJ

Are you new to the Vets First Verification Program? Need guidance on creating a VetBiz VIP profile? Register for our nex...
09/28/2021

Are you new to the Vets First Verification Program? Need guidance on creating a VetBiz VIP profile? Register for our next Pre-Application Webinar here: https://bddy.me/2XZNuZD

Disasters can strike at any point, and organizations like Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) need the support of...
09/28/2021

Disasters can strike at any point, and organizations like Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) need the support of small businesses.

Learn more about doing business with FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the opportunities available for your business here: https://www.fema.gov/business-industry/doing-business

Did you know? The Nation's 3.3 million Hispanic-owned small businesses generate an estimated $474 billion in annual sale...
09/27/2021

Did you know? The Nation's 3.3 million Hispanic-owned small businesses generate an estimated $474 billion in annual sales.

Getting your business certified as minority-owned can open important contract opportunities. See how here: https://bddy.me/3iaiI6Q

September is National Service Dog Month, a time to pay tribute to the animals who support Americans with special trainin...
09/27/2021

September is National Service Dog Month, a time to pay tribute to the animals who support Americans with special training to help people dealing with vision impairment, medical issues, mental health, and many other areas.

https://bddy.me/3kIxkw7

In observation of Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day, VA OSDBU remembers those who have paid the ultimate price for our f...
09/26/2021

In observation of Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day, VA OSDBU remembers those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms and the families they left behind.

As a nation, we will never forget the immeasurable price of our freedom.

It's National Hispanic Heritage Month! Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing valuable resources for Latinx-owned b...
09/24/2021

It's National Hispanic Heritage Month! Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing valuable resources for Latinx-owned businesses in the community. Remember, VA OSDBU has a number of resources available for minority-owned businesses.

Check out VA's Center for Minority Veterans here: https://www.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/about/index.asp

Curious about how to apply for verification? You can check out our verification application instructions here: https://b...
09/24/2021

Curious about how to apply for verification? You can check out our verification application instructions here: https://bddy.me/3ERfqPF

CVE also hosts webinars about the verification process. See the schedule for upcoming trainings and virtual town hall meetings: https://bddy.me/39Eq5ic

Have another question for us? Drop it in the comments, and it may be featured during our upcoming FAQ Fridays!

Does your small business want to learn the basics of becoming procurement ready? Join us Thursday, September 30 at 2:00 ...
09/23/2021

Does your small business want to learn the basics of becoming procurement ready? Join us Thursday, September 30 at 2:00 PM EDT for our "Procurement Readiness Overview" Webinar.

Register here: https://bddy.me/3i0Na3c

Does your small business want to receive an overview of sources sought notices, including RFIs (Request for Information)...
09/22/2021

Does your small business want to receive an overview of sources sought notices, including RFIs (Request for Information), RFPs (Request for Proposal), and RFQs (Request for Quote). Join us Wednesday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m. EDT for our Responding to Sources Sought Webinar.

Sign up here: https://bddy.me/3AxOh1D

Registration is now open! In collaboration with VA OSDBU, RPO West will host a virtual information session providing an ...
09/21/2021

Registration is now open! In collaboration with VA OSDBU, RPO West will host a virtual information session providing an overview of upcoming opportunities related for construction and construction related business lines for FY2022 for RPO – West.

Join us Monday, Sept 27 at 3:00 p.m. EST for this virtual session.

Register here: https://bddy.me/3ktJSHG

Has your firm been verified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business for at least six months, and would like to remain verified...
09/20/2021

Has your firm been verified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business for at least six months, and would like to remain verified?

Register for our next “How to Stay Verified" Webinar and Town Hall here: https://bddy.me/3Ar8ZjR

Fox Professional Services, in collaboration with the Direct Access Program, will host a virtual scheduled 1-on-1 event. ...
09/20/2021

Fox Professional Services, in collaboration with the Direct Access Program, will host a virtual scheduled 1-on-1 event. This event will be a follow-on to the August 24th virtual business opportunity session.

Details for this event can be found at: https://bddy.me/3hQ6kJd

Join us Wednesday, September 22 at 2:30 p.m. EDT to learn about the concept of teaming, and how teaming strategies can h...
09/20/2021

Join us Wednesday, September 22 at 2:30 p.m. EDT to learn about the concept of teaming, and how teaming strategies can help your small business do business with VA and other Federal agencies.

Register here: https://bddy.me/3AqndkR

Happy Birthday, U.S. Air Force! On this day in 1947, the U.S. Air Force was established as an independent branch of our ...
09/18/2021

Happy Birthday, U.S. Air Force!

On this day in 1947, the U.S. Air Force was established as an independent branch of our armed services.

Want to learn about potential business opportunities with the U.S. Air Force? Learn more here: https://bddy.me/3Coa6kP

Did you know that VA spends $20+ Billion annually? Want to learn about what VA buys, how they buy it, and how your small...
09/16/2021

Did you know that VA spends $20+ Billion annually? Want to learn about what VA buys, how they buy it, and how your small business can do business with VA?

Join us Tuesday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for our “Doing Business with VA” webinar.

Register: https://bddy.me/3nE4WNx

It's National Small Business Week! Did you know? More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. Sm...
09/15/2021

It's National Small Business Week!

Did you know? More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. Small businesses create nearly two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year!

Today kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans whose ...
09/15/2021

Today kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, and who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

Throughout the month, we salute the accomplishments, sacrifices, and contributions of our Hispanic Veterans and Veteran entrepreneurs.

See VA Small Business goals, the ins and outs of the procurement process, interactive tools for your Veteran-Owned Small...
09/15/2021

See VA Small Business goals, the ins and outs of the procurement process, interactive tools for your Veteran-Owned Small Business, and more: https://bddy.me/3zfXUk2

To help women transitioning out of military service into business ownership, several regional partners have collaborated...
09/14/2021

To help women transitioning out of military service into business ownership, several regional partners have collaborated to create a free, 14-week training program. It will provide the information, tools and connections needed to start a small business and position it for success with Federal contracting opportunities.

Class size is limited, and registration closes September 17, 2021. Successful women contractors will serve as training experts, teaching participants about a variety of business topics, such as products and services, pricing, processes, funding, and marketing.

Hurry! Classes begin September 20th and will meet weekly for virtual instruction, plus additional networking and mentoring opportunities. Learn more and register here: https://bddy.me/2YQJXfX

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810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington D.C., DC
20420

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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(866) 584-2344

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