What is Vetbiz?


Veterans Online Business Registry (VETBIZ).

  • Enable Veterans to electronically post information about their business enterprise to inform Government and corporate buyers about their capacity and capability to perform Federal requirements;
  • Enable buyers to quickly locate Veterans in business to be placed on original source lists;
  • Inform agencies, contracting officers and businesses of Veterans and service-disabled Veterans in business, the products and services they provide and contact information for them.

The Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database - VetBiz Registry, is managed and maintained by the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), a program office within the Department's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Utilization (OSDBU). The CVE is specifically responsible for: managing the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database and managing the SDVOSB/VOSB Verification Program.

User Registration


  1. Create your account
  2. Verify Email

VIP Business Registration


You must create a user account in Vendor Information Pages (VIP) to register your business with VetBiz. Being verified as Veteran-owned small business (VOSB) or service-disabled Veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) allows your business to participate in programs and respond to business opportunities that are only available to Veteran-owned or service-disabled Veteran-owned small businesses, once the final Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) is published.

  1. Check Your Qualifications
  2. VA Form 0877 E-Signature Instructions page
  3. VA Form 0877 Data Collection Page
  4. Privacy / Paperwork Reduction Act Notice
  5. Personal Information
  6. Electronic Signature

Business Reverification


When can I submit my business for reverification?

  • The verification of business in VIP system will be valid for two years and will expire 24 months after last approval date.
  • The company will be able to apply for reverification within 120 days before the expiration date.
  • The company will get reverification notice and subsequent reminder notices by email.
  • The company can only submit the reverification application before the expiration date. If the business is expired and the company has not submitted the reverification application, the company will be required to go through the new application process instead of the reverification process.
  1. Reverification Questionnaire
  2. Electronic Signature
    • Please Note: Adobe Reader version 6 or higher is required to electronically sign the document. If your computer does not contain Adobe Reader version 6 or higher, you can download it free from Adobe by following the link below.

      To sign the document electronically, click “Click Here to Sign”. To sign at a later date, click “Cancel”.

      A message will be displayed stating either you have signed or still need to sign the document. Click the HOME button to finish the registration process and return to the Business Summary page.

      Get Adobe Reader Version 6
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Verification/Reverification Application Document Upload


In order to process an application, the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) requires Veteran business owners to upload business and financial documents. These documents must be in a particular format.

CVE accepts documents in the following formats:

  • Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  • Microsoft Word Document (.doc)
  • Tagged File Format (.tiff, .tif)
  • JPEG (.jpg)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (.gif)

CVE cannot accept documents via email. They must be uploaded to the secure VA server by the Veteran owner.

Documents also cannot exceed 5 MB; any files exceeding this storage limit will not upload properly and cause Verification processing time to extend.

Reconsideration


  • All requests for reconsideration (R4R) must be submitted according to the directions contained in the initial denial letter.
    Submission via anyother method will result in processing delays, as the submission will not enter the system properly.
  • Every R4R will receive a complete examination and evaluation of all documents, including the original documents and those submitted in support of the R4R.
  • Site visits may occur to gain further clarification.
  • Every R4R recommendation undergoes a review by VA’s Office of the General Counsel or member of CVE management.
  • If the Director, CVE, denies the application solely on issues not raised in the initial denial, the applicant may ask for a second reconsideration as if it were an initial denial. (38 CFR § 74.13)
  • A final denial requires the participant to wait for six months before a new application will be processed (38 CFR § 74.14)
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Change Request


If one of the following has been changed about your business, please contact us as soon as possible.

  • Veteran Status Change
    The Veteran Status of the business changed from its original registering status of Veteran Owned or Service Disabled Veteran Owned.

  • Ownership Change
    The ownership of the business has been changed.

  • Stockholder Agreements Change
    There has been a change to the Stockholder Agreements in the past year.

  • Membership Change
    There has been a change to the Membership Agreement in the past year.

  • Operating Agreement Change
    There has been a change to the Membership Agreement in the past year.

  • Business Name Change
    There has been a business name change.

  • VA Contracts Received
    The business has received a new VA Contract this past year.

Cancellation


Cancellation is rare, but it happens. This is when something happens to prematurely yank a business from the VetBiz registry before the end of its two-year verification period. This might happen because a size protest revealed an eligibility problem, because a veteran dies or abandons the company (and the CVE finds out about it), an audit that dug up some “dirt” (or where the business simply failed to provide requeted information), or because of some other event that establishes a business as ineligible for the Veterans First Contracting Program.

  1. When CVE believes that a participant’s verified status should be cancelled prior to the expiration of its eligibility term, CVE will notify the participant in writing. The Notice of Proposed Cancellation Letter will set forth the specific facts and reasons for CVE’s findings, and will notify the participant that it has 30 days from the date it receives the letter to submit a written response to CVE explaining why the proposed ground(s) should not justify cancellation.

  2. Following the 30-day response period, the Director of the CVE will consider any information submitted by the participant. Upon determining that cancellation is not warranted, the CVE will notify the participant in writing. If cancellation appears warranted, the CVE makes a decision (signed off on by the Director) whether to cancel the participant’s verified status.

  3. If it is decided that cancellation is warranted, the CVE will issue a Notice of Verified Status Cancellation. The Notice will set forth the specific facts and reasons for the decision, and will advise the concern that it may re-apply after it has met all eligibility criteria. At this point, the business will be withdrawn from the Program and may reapply once it meets all eligibility criteria.
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