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.

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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.

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

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!

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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

September is National Su***de Prevention Awareness Month, and we want to let you and your loved ones know that there is ...
09/14/2021

September is National Su***de Prevention Awareness Month, and we want to let you and your loved ones know that there is help available for this tragic and complicated health issue. We encourage you to #BeThere.

Read more here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/national-suicide-prevention-month-bethere-veterans-va-osdbu/

September is National Su***de Prevention Awareness Month, and we want to let you and your loved ones know that there is help available for this tragic and complicated health issue. We encourage you to #BeThere.

Read more here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/national-suicide-prevention-month-bethere-veterans-va-osdbu/

Fox Professional Services (Fox), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Direct Access Program, w...
09/13/2021

Fox Professional Services (Fox), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Direct Access Program, will host a virtual business opportunity session.

Fox will provide a company overview, a forecast of business development opportunities, and what the company seeks in its relationships with small businesses.

This event is a precursor to the Virtual 1-on-1 Event scheduled for September 28th, during which Fox will select small businesses to meet with in support of identifying potential business partners.

Learn more here: https://vetbiz.va.gov/events/event-detail/?id=eb63b67a-29eb-eb11-bacb-001dd800bb09

Fox Professional Services (Fox), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Direct Access Program, will host a virtual business opportunity session.

Fox will provide a company overview, a forecast of business development opportunities, and what the company seeks in its relationships with small businesses.

This event is a precursor to the Virtual 1-on-1 Event scheduled for September 28th, during which Fox will select small businesses to meet with in support of identifying potential business partners.

Learn more here: https://vetbiz.va.gov/events/event-detail/?id=eb63b67a-29eb-eb11-bacb-001dd800bb09

Are you new to the Vets First Verification Program? Need guidance on creating a VetBiz VIP profile? Join us this Friday ...
09/13/2021

Are you new to the Vets First Verification Program? Need guidance on creating a VetBiz VIP profile? Join us this Friday from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT) for our Pre-Application Webinar!

Register here: https://bddy.me/3C9XJZM

Are you new to the Vets First Verification Program? Need guidance on creating a VetBiz VIP profile? Join us this Friday from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT) for our Pre-Application Webinar!

Register here: https://bddy.me/3C9XJZM

On this day in 2001, the world changed forever. When the United States was attacked, thousands of men and women stepped ...
09/11/2021

On this day in 2001, the world changed forever. When the United States was attacked, thousands of men and women stepped up to serve and defend their country. Today, we remember those that we lost, and honor those who served in their memory.

On this day in 2001, the world changed forever. When the United States was attacked, thousands of men and women stepped up to serve and defend their country. Today, we remember those that we lost, and honor those who served in their memory.

To help women transitioning out of military service into business ownership, several regional partners have collaborated...
09/10/2021

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://oduwbc.centerdynamics.com/workshop.aspx?ekey=1410074

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://oduwbc.centerdynamics.com/workshop.aspx?ekey=1410074

It's FAQ Friday! An "Authorized Representative" or "Manage Rep" is a person who's authorized to discuss a company’s appl...
09/10/2021

It's FAQ Friday! An "Authorized Representative" or "Manage Rep" is a person who's authorized to discuss a company’s application.

When a Veteran business owner creates their profile in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Database they are able to designate one.

It's FAQ Friday! An "Authorized Representative" or "Manage Rep" is a person who's authorized to discuss a company’s application.

When a Veteran business owner creates their profile in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Database they are able to designate one.

It's World Su***de Prevention Day. Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Take a moment and save the Vetera...
09/10/2021

It's World Su***de Prevention Day. Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Take a moment and save the Veterans Crisis Line in your phone. Reach caring, qualified responders 24/7, many of whom are Veterans themselves.

It's World Su***de Prevention Day. Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Take a moment and save the Veterans Crisis Line in your phone. Reach caring, qualified responders 24/7, many of whom are Veterans themselves.

Did you know that in FY2019, VA awarded 23.39% of prime contracting dollars to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Busi...
09/09/2021

Did you know that in FY2019, VA awarded 23.39% of prime contracting dollars to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses? In other words, they far exceeded their yearly goal of 3%.

Learn more about VA's Small Business Programs here, and how your Veteran-Owned Small Business can get involved: https://bddy.me/38QWWA8

Did you know that in FY2019, VA awarded 23.39% of prime contracting dollars to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses? In other words, they far exceeded their yearly goal of 3%.

Learn more about VA's Small Business Programs here, and how your Veteran-Owned Small Business can get involved: https://bddy.me/38QWWA8

Join us on Thursday, September 16 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for our Capabilities Statement webinar. Learn what a capabilities sta...
09/09/2021

Join us on Thursday, September 16 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for our Capabilities Statement webinar. Learn what a capabilities statement is, why it is used, and how to create one for your small business.

Learn more and register here: https://bddy.me/3zXvaxX

Join us on Thursday, September 16 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for our Capabilities Statement webinar. Learn what a capabilities statement is, why it is used, and how to create one for your small business.

Learn more and register here: https://bddy.me/3zXvaxX

Join us Wednesday, September 15 at 2:30 p.m. EDT to learn all about Risk Mitigation! Small businesses will receive guida...
09/08/2021

Join us Wednesday, September 15 at 2:30 p.m. EDT to learn all about Risk Mitigation! Small businesses will receive guidance about mitigating risk when discussing potential VA opportunities with VA Procurement Decision Makers (PDM), when attending a VA OSDBU hosted engagement, or when responding to a potential VA opportunity.

Register here: https://bddy.me/3zYHa1W

Join us Wednesday, September 15 at 2:30 p.m. EDT to learn all about Risk Mitigation! Small businesses will receive guidance about mitigating risk when discussing potential VA opportunities with VA Procurement Decision Makers (PDM), when attending a VA OSDBU hosted engagement, or when responding to a potential VA opportunity.

Register here: https://bddy.me/3zYHa1W

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