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Indiana Veteran Owned Business Certificates

State of Indiana Veteran Owned Business Certification

Indiana Veteran Owned Small Business (IVOSB) Program: Program Goal Promote meaningful business opportunities for Indiana Veterans Build productive partnerships Create successful integration of Indiana veteran owned small businesses within the business infrastructure of the State of Indiana Benefits of Certification Businesses that are certified as an Indiana Veteran Owned Small Business will affect the award process for state purchases. Solicitations… Read more
California Veteran Owned Business Certification

State of California Veteran Owned Business Certification

California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Program Getting certified as a DVBE with the State of California: The certification process is the responsibility of the Department of General Services (DGS), Procurement Division (PD), Office of Small Business and DVBE Services (OSDS). The OSDS is available to assist in completing the necessary documents and appointments are available in Sacramento for personal… Read more
Verified Veteran Owned Business

VA increases contracting with Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

5% growth in goals are first since FY 2010 WASHINGTON — Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie today announced an increase to the department’s goals for contracting with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB).  For fiscal year (FY) 2019, VA seeks to award at least 15% of its total contract dollars to SDVOSBs and at… Read more
Texas Veteran Owned Business Certification

New Veteran-Owned Businesses and Texas Franchise Tax

A qualifying new veteran-owned business is not subject to franchise tax for its initial five-year period, but must file Form 05-163, Texas Franchise Tax No Tax Due Report (PDF), for each of those years. For more information, see Texas Tax Code Section 171.0005 and Rule 3.574, Margin: New Veteran-Owned Businesses. To be considered a new veteran-owned business, an entity must:… Read more
Project Help

Project Help is Sponsoring Free Camping trips for Veterans

Sometimes we all need a break from our hectic lives, veterans and their families are no different. Many service men and women have served in combat and some are struggling with a myriad of challenges from unemployment to PTSD, TBI and physical challenges. When Project Help began, one of the early plans was to have a place for veterans to… Read more
SDVOSB CVE Badge

4/3/2019 SDVOSB/DVBE and Veteran Owned Business Government Bid Opportunities

Here’s a recent list posted on April 3, 2019 of RFPs, RFIs, Pre-Solicitations, bid updates and more from Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps.gov). These are for various products and services for many government agencies. You must have an account with FedBizOpps.gov to view these bids. Your business must be verified with the CVE (click here for information about the CVE and… Read more
Florida Veteran Owned Business Certification

Florida State Veteran Owned Business Certification

The State of Florida’s Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) certifies veteran owned businesses and service disabled veteran owned businesses (SDVOSBs) as part of Florida State’s supplier diversification program. Certification in Florida is a fairly quick and simple process. In addition to being certified by the State of Florida, your business will also benefit from: Referrals to state agencies and other… Read more