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