are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Supplier!
Congress enacted the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-183), signed by president Bush on December 16, 2003 and the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 (PL 106-50), signed by President Clinton August 17, 1999. PL 108-183 enables SDV-Owned firms to receive sole source and restricted competition contracts for goods and services used by the U.S. government. PL 106-50 establishes a 3 percent federal-wide procurement goal for SDVOB contract & subcontract participation. Dogwood has been certified by the Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE), US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Question: "Can I sole source from Dogwood?"
Answer: The Veterans Benefit Act of 2003 allows you to sole source up to $3 million from SDVOBs, if you believe they are "a responsible contractor", that you do not believe that other SDVOBs "will submit offers for the contracting opportunity" and that you believe "the contract award can be made at a fair and reasonable price." Our services are priced competitively, we have been in business since 2001, and our clients include government agencies in the US and around the globe.
Question: "Does this also apply to commercial customers?"
Answer: Absolutely. Service-disabled veteran-owned businesses fully qualify as "minority set-aside" businesses, and Dogwood is a SDVOB.
Section 36 of The Veterans Benefit Act of 2003 states, in full:
A- SOLE SOURCE CONTRACTS- In accordance with this section, a
contraction officer may award a sole source contract to any small business
service-disabled veterans if:
1. Such concern is determined to be a responsible contractor with respect to performance of such contract opportunity and the contracting officer does not have a reasonable expectation that 2 or more small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans will submit offers for the contracting opportunity;
2. the anticipated award price of the contract (including options) will not exceed:
A- $5,000,000, in the case of a contract opportunity assigned a standard industrial classification code for manufacturing; or
B- $3,000,000, in the case of any other contract opportunity; an
3. in the estimation of the contracting officer, the contract award can be made at a fair and reasonable price.
B- RESTRICTED COMPETITION- In accordance with this section, a contracting officer may award contracts on the basis of competition restricted to small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans if the contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that not less than 2 small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans will submit offers and that the award can be made at a fair market price.
C- RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER CONTRACTING PREFERENCES
Procurement may not be made from a source on the basis of a preference provided under a subsection (a) or (b) if the procurement would otherwise be made from a different source under section 4124 or 4125 of title 18, United State code, or the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 USC 46 et seq.).
D- ENFORCEMENT; PENALTIES- Rules similar to the rules of paragraphs (5) and (6) of section 9(m) shall apply for purposes of this section.
E- CONTRACTING OFFICER- For purposes of this section, the term contracting officer has the meaning given such term in section 27(f)(5) of the office of the Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 USC 423(f)(5)).