Small Business Administration (SBA 8(A) Certified)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. In keeping with the mandate of Section 15(g) of the Small Business Act, SBA's Office of Government Contracting sets goals with other federal departments and agencies to reach the statutory goal of 23 percent in prime contract dollars to small businesses. This office also provides small businesses with subcontracting procurement opportunities, outreach programs, and training.
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business
Under the authority granted in Public Law 109-461, VA is authorized to set aside contracts and/or award sole source contracts, to SDVOSB and VOSB firms.
Additional information may be found at VetBiz.gov
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Council
On behalf of Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, the Council will advocate at the Federal, State and Local levels, to challenge agencies and corporations to meet or exceed SDVOSB goals defined in Executive Order 13360.
In the most sincere respect and honor of the men and women who have served proudly and courageously in our Armed Forces, we will utilize every resource at our disposal to assure the success of the business endeavors of our nation's heroes.
Small, Women and Minority (SWaM) / Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) (Virginia)
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certification program is a Federal program. The purpose is to increase the participation of certified DBEs in projects funded by the US Department of Transportation and other federal sectors. Projects typically include heavy construction, such as building and designing roads, bridges, railroads, ports, and airports.
The Program is governed by the U.S. Federal Regulations in 49 CFR Parts 26 and 23.