Veterans Business Resources

a portal for all Veterans and SDV Small Business Owners

Veteran Registration Databases

Everyone should be registered in the Vendor Information Pages by now.  If there is anyone that has not registered in this database – you need to do so with a quickness.  The processing timeline is much shorter now than just a few months ago so there is no excuse.  

The Vendor Information Pages (VIP) is a powerful tool and can help boost your business’s exposure and partnering opportunities.  People do not want to partner or do business with someone that has an outdated registration – why should they?  Would you?  Keep your registration information updated and accurate.  

The verification system is not perfect but it is the best system we have at this time.  There is talk about establishing a formal certification process for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.  We will keep you posted on any developments. 

We have to realize the awesome power and leverage having the Veteran status offers our community.  For example, we have the Veterans Preference in contracting priority when it comes to award of VA contracts.  Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) is number 1 and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) is number 2.  There is currently legislation afoot to bring other federal agencies onboard with their own programs modeled after that of the VA. 

The first place that everyone should have registered is with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR).  That was the very first database we registered in, right?  Remember also, this is where our initial marketing efforts begin.  In addition to everyone being registered in the VIP, we should, at a minimum, also be registered in the Dynamic Small Business (DSB) and the Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA) databases.   

See you on the high ground!

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