Department of Veterans Affairs Develops Verification Assistance Program

Veterans Affairs has developed the Verification Assistance Program to help Veterans understand the Verification policy and process. The goal of the program is to reduce the risk of denial due to lack of understanding and misinterpretation of the regulation. To accomplish this objective, the VA established a partnership with Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) that can provide assistance to Veterans considering applying for the Vet First program. As a part of the VA’s Veterans First Program, contract set-asides are available for Veteran Owned Small Businesses and Service Disabled Small Businesses; however, an applicant must be verified to qualify.  Verification is the process by which a Veteran is evaluated and determined eligible to be listed in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database. The Center for Veterans Enterprise is the office within VA that manages the verification process and verifies VOSB/SDVOSBs for inclusion in the VetBiz database.

To learn more about this program, visit The VA's Verification Assistance Program website and contact your local NC PTAC Counselor.

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