Filling out mountains of paperwork is tedious, time-consuming, and leaves most people prone to leaving minor errors in their submission. Veterans seeking to establish small businesses will fast become familiar with this, and the phenomenon is so prevalent that the VA is testing out new submission policies. When applications are denied because of what the VA calls “minor deficiencies” in paperwork submissions, veterans’ time and resources are wasted in their competitive attempts to procure contracts.
In order to streamline the process, starting May 1 the VA will allow veterans applying for a veteran-owned small business (VOSB) or service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) to correct minor deficiencies found in their submissions. By doing this, rather than endure the denial process and start over, veterans can simply correct the errors for further review. This policy directly affects veterans vying for a VA “Veterans First” contract.
More information can be found about the program at VetBiz.com or by calling (202) 303-3260. VetBiz also provide information on business counseling, small business events, legal counseling, and more.