Washington PTAC - October P-Talk Newsletter
6 Oct 2022
Biz Opps, PTAC, Government Contracting
Check out Washington PTAC's October Newsletter for news, events, and more!
NEW “Digging Into Public Works” Training & Networking!
The Digging into Public Works program is dedicated to delivering quality technical assistance to contractors and local government. The business training is focused on small and disadvantaged contractors wanting to learn more about public works contracting. If you are bidding state or local construction work, we invite you to join the virtual training series. Coupled with the training series are “meet the agency” events where all contractors – experienced and new – will get an opportunity to connect with local agencies eager to share how they do business. READ MORE
VOSB and SDVOSB: Guidance on upcoming transfer from VA CVE to SBA
Effective Jan. 1, 2023, all responsibilities for the verification of Veteran-owned small businesses will transfer from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Small Business Administration.
Verification is a critical process that allows Veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled Veteran-owned small businesses to access Veteran-specific benefits, including certain government contracts and the purchase of surplus government property. This process establishes eligibility by confirming that VOSBs and SDVOSBS are, in fact, run by Veterans.
To facilitate the transition to SBA, VA will stop taking applications for verification or reverification of VOSBs and SDVOSBs Oct. 24, 2022. The department is reaching out to all Veterans who may be impacted by this action to inform them of VA’s Oct. 24th application deadline. Until then, Veterans can continue to apply for verification at VA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. READ MORE