The Elite SDVOSB Network has been a staunch advocate for veteran owned business since 2003. We’ve mobilized advocacy efforts in many states. Here’s a look at what the Elite SDVOSB Network has done for the SDVOSB community in the past 12 years:
Signed MOA to help implement GSA “21- Gun Salute”
The Memorandum of Agreement with the General Services Administration for dramatically increased participation by SDVOSB in federal contracting and meeting GSA’s statutory contracting goals.
Advocated for Simplified Contracting Procedures
Senate bill 3421 required the Veterans Administration to establish a contracting goal with service disabled veteran owned businesses and new VA non-competitive contracting procedures for participation in VA contracting by SDVOSB. In effect, this policy was the precursor to the “Veterans First” Public Law.
Ground-level advocacy for Florida’s Service-Disabled Veteran Business Opportunity
Act, which led to a certification process that was used by the VA for the current certification process and the VetBiz database;
On-site support for a Minnesota statute that encouraged use of SDVOSB. A six percent minimum of State contracts became a provision of law and established procedures for SDVOSB certification.
Campaigned for legislation in Illinois that established a three percent minimum mandate for SDVOSB in State contracts. Certification of SDVOSB quickly followed.
Requested by GSA to provide assistance on its national SDVOSB committee that advised GSA on operational methods for federal government agencies to exceed GSA goals of contracting with SDVOSB.
Advocated on-site for California’s expanded mandates for SDVOSB in state contracts and subcontracts.
Advocated for SDVOSB mandates by the National Utilities Diversity Council.
Advocated for SDVOSB mandates in Arizona, New York and Maryland.