You must create a user account as a Business Owner or Business Representative for a business in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) prior to registering a business in VIP. You can register your business and submit your application for SDVOSB/VOSB verification in VIP after you logon to your account.

IMPORTANT – In order to begin the registration process:

  • You must be a Veteran or Surviving Spouse in accordance with 38 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 74.
  • You must be an owner in the business.

Registration is the first step in the verification process. Being verified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) allows your business to participate in business opportunities that are set aside for Veteran-Owned or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

As a Registered Business, your company will receive:

  • Priority contracting opportunities under VA's Veterans First Buying Authority.
  • Special Consideration for federal contracting opportunities from prime contractors and federal government agencies.
  • Notices of contracting opportunities.
  • Information and news affecting Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled businesses.

Process Overview

  • CVE Welcome Call
    Click Next button to initiate registration processs and receive CVE welcome call.
  • Start Registration Process
    You will enter business owner information, Veteran status, and ownership percentages.
  • Business owner(s) VA Form 0877 electronic signature(s)
    Business owners will be notified via email that the ownership (VA Form 0877) forms are ready to be reviewed and electronically signed.
  • Edit business information
    You will enter business information, upload required documents (View required documents), and submit your application for verification.
  • Submitted for verification
    The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) will review your application to determine whether any required documents or clarifying information is needed.
  • Request for Follow-up Documentation
    If required documents or clarifying information is needed, CVE will contact you with further instructions.
  • Assessment
    CVE will perform a legal review of your complete application to determine whether your business satisfies all of the Verification Program eligibility criteria.
  • Complete
    Your application has been processed and you have been notified of the final outcome.