Service-Disabled / Veteran-Owned
The Army is committed to increasing contracting opportunities to “Warrior Entrepreneurs” - Veteran and Service-Disabled small business owners. Since FY2005, prime contract awards to SDVOSB firms have increased in excess of 400 percent.
Strategic Plan for P.L. 108-183
The Office of Small Business Programs has a six-component strategic plan to increase contracting opportunities for SDVOSBs:
- Increase the SDVOSB base by identifying and developing companies that possess the capability and capacity to meet the full spectrum of Army acquisition requirements.
- Increase sole source and restricted competition contracting opportunities for SDVOSBs through extensive market research and innovative acquisition strategies.
- Educate Army leadership, acquisition professionals, and SDVOSBs through a modular, turn key training program that utilizes state of the art delivery methods.
- Maintain strategic partnering relationships with DoD/ODA organizations, Federal Agencies and VSOs.
- Leverage all small business programs to maximize contracting opportunities for SDVOSBs.
- Foster prime and subcontracting opportunities through joint ventures and teaming arrangements.
Strategies for Implementing P.L. 108-183
The Army developed a team to train our acquisition professionals on P.L. 108-183. The concept is to provide our contracting officers with detailed information on P.L. 108-183 and to address specific questions and issues. We also want to introduce them to resources available.
Through Oak Grove Software, a SDVOSB, the Office of Small Business Programs developed a training presentation on P.L. 108-183 that is posted on the office website. DefenseAcquisitionUniversity (DAU) is using the presentation as model for developing an SDVOSB training module for acquisition professionals.