• Executive Order 13360

Transition Veterans into Business Owners servicing the Federal Government.

Supreme Court ruled on Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States. Read More

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On June 16th the Supreme Court ruled on Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States (http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/14-916_6j37.pdf) which challenged VA’s implementation of the VETS First program established by PL 109-461. On June 23rd VA issued guidance to contracting officers through an Acquisition Policy Flash! 16-16 from the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL) to comply with the Supreme Court decision and rescinding any other VA guidance that is not consistent with the Supreme Court decision including Acquisition Policy Flash 12-03 dated December 16, 2011. We believe the veteran small business community must be vigilant in monitoring how this guidance is implemented by VA. As SDVOSBs and VOSBs see instances where they believe VA contracting officers are not complying with this guidance please notify our Executive Director, Scott Denniston at scott.denniston@nvsbc.org. Our goal is to establish a dialogue with senior VA leaders to insure compliance. We can’t do this without specific examples of non-compliance.

NVSBC joined other groups in supporting less government doing private sector jobs. Read More

Support the Free Enterprise System
Urge House NDAA Conferees to Accept Senate Section 806
Urge Senate Defense Appropriations Conferees to
 Reject House Section 10009BCFC

Coalition letter to 2017 NDAA Conferees on OMB Circular A-76 (7-18-2016) -1
The Senate-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), S. 2943, includes section 806 — repeal  of  temporary  suspension  of  public-private  competitions  for conversion  of  Department  of  Defense  functions  to  performance  by contractors.  The House-passed Defense Appropriations Act, H.R. 5293, includes section 10009, prohibiting funds to plan for, begin, continue, complete, process, or approve a public-private competition under the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76. More than 500,000 civilian employees of the Department of Defense (DoD) are in positions that are “commercial” in nature.  These are government job functions that duplicate and compete with the private sector, including small business.  Current law prohibits the DoD from conducting public-private cost comparison competitions to determine whether these activities can be better performed by private sector contractors rather than the government bureaucracy. Section 806 repeals this unwise and costly law and permits implementation of the “Yellow Pages Test” – if an activity is performed in government, but private companies that do this work can be found in the Yellow Pages of the phone book, the activity should be subject to a competition to determine if the private sector is better, faster, cheaper.  Section 10009 re-imposes the moratorium and prohibits the “Yellow Pages Test”. Section 806 is in the Senate-passed NDAA, but is not in the House bill.  Consequently, this matter will be resolved in a House-Senate Conference Committee.  Section 10009 is in the House-passed Defense Appropriations bill, but is not in the Senate bill.  Consequently, this matter will be resolved in a House-Senate Conference Committee.
Here are the facts:

  • Activities subject to public-private competition result in an average savings of 30 percent.
  • When the private sector wins, 71 percent of the successful firms are small business.
  • According to an SBA study, small businesses have won 65 percent of the total number of competed contracts.

Join BCFC in a coalition letter to the House-Senate Conferees in support of keeping section 806 in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and in support for rejecting section 10009 in the final Defense Appropriations bill.  To sign onto the letter, contact John Byrd, Business Coalition for Fair Competition, (703) 787-6665 or email jbyrd@jmpa.us.

Coalition letter to 2017 NDAA Conferees on OMB Circular A-76 (7-18-2016)

Congressional Conferees A-76 spending and policy within DoD

New Counseling Program

businesscounselingThe NVSBC is pleased to announce a Counseling Program for our members. This program affords our members an opportunity for senior level individuals – “The Advisors” in the NVSBC to share their wealth of knowledge with new entities “The Seekers” from another company. Members wishing to participate as an “Ädvisor” or “Seeker” should complete the sign-up form, a pre-requisite to participation, and a Guideline for Advisor and Seeker to get acclimated with the program. Expectations are flexible and driven by each relationships desires and needs. The NVSBC Advisor Guideline is designed to:
• Provide guidance for members and activities of the NVSBC, and other interested parties
• Set forth basic guidelines for all persons to understand their roles and responsibilities in Advising
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Conference Keynote Speakers

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VETS2016 offers many networking opportunities for veteran business owners, allowing them to be more successful within the Federal market. Stakeholders from all over the country assemble to discuss how to take full advantage of contracting opportunities specifically catered to Veteran small businesses. (View the VETS2016 Video)

Industry Forum Questionnaires

The National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) is pleased to announce the formation of our first “Industry Groups” in the information technology, construction and services sectors. The goal of the Industry Groups are to promote more opportunities for SDVOSBs and VOSBs in each sector.

Mission

Transition Veterans into Business Owners servicing the Federal Government.

Vision

Ensure that Veteran businesses are given first consideration for federal prime and subcontracting procurement opportunities because these owners continue to serve their country, putting the security of the United States above all else.

Advocacy

Please see the Advocacy documents below: