Oregon's Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Changes to SDVOSB and VOSB Certification

Date: 01/06/2022

If you are a veteran owned small business interested in government contracting, you need to be aware of the upcoming changes! Transfer of the certification from the Veterans Administration (VA) to the Small Business Administration (SBA) will take place January 1, 2023. Since there will no longer be an option for self-certification for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and Veteran Owned Small Business, it is strongly advised to apply for this certification as soon as possible with the VA.

SDVOSBs or VOSBs previously verified by the VA, will not lose their status at the time of the program transfer. There will be a one-year grace period to apply with the SBA.

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you apply for certification thru the VA prior to transfer to the SBA. If you need assistance, GCAP Counselors can assist you. To contact your counselor click on the Contact Us Link, If you do not know who your counselor is contact the main office at 5410-736-1088. If you are not yet a client click on the Become a Client Link. Our counseling services are always free.