Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Sole Source

As a Department of Veterans Affairs certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), as well as a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Vox Optima provides potential clients and customers the ability to use the SDVOSB sole source vehicle, which allows for direct-buy contracts with SDVOSB contractors.

What is SDVOSB Sole Source?

With the enactment of Public Law 106-50, also known as the Veterans Entrepreneurial Act and Small Business Development Act, federal organizations and agencies were directed to establish a prime contracts award goal of 3 percent specifically for SDVOSBs. This was augmented in 2003 by the Veterans Benefit Act, which established a procurement program for service-disabled veterans who own and control small businesses. The goal for these programs were to stipulate Federal contracting assistance to SDVOSBs.

In 2006 President George W. Bush signed legislation that authorized the “Veterans First” approach that allowed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to conduct set-aside and sole source procurements with SDVOSBs.  The law requires VA contracting to consider relevant SDVOSBs and VOSBs, respectively, ahead of other small business concerns when meeting its acquisition requirements.

What Do You Get Out of It? 

When using the SDVOSB sole source vehicle, an agency or organization uses a much easier and considerably shorter process. With a shorter process, the agency or organization save on process and time costs. 

Abbreviated decision process: a SDVOSB sole source award can usually be processed in a matter of days

With sole source contracting, potential clients negotiate with Vox Optima directly for the best value and agencies build credit for contracting with SDVOSBs


Contact: Emily Grdic - Director, Business Development