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Help for Disabled Veterans

You may think that as a Disabled Veteran, that there are no business opportunities out there for you.  That you are destined for unemployment, but this is far from the truth.  As a Disabled Veteran, you have the same history and training as a Non-disabled Veteran and so have the same opportunities as well, and you have the drive to succeed in the face of adversity.  You can succeed in the Entrepreneurial vein, and there are programs out there to help you succeed.

Executive Order 13360 directs that at least 3% of all federal agencies’ contracting dollars go to businesses owned by service-disabled veterans. The good news is that agencies are actively seeking service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses as vendors. However, in the past, agencies have not been able to meet their goals in contracting with service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. This is due in large part to the lack of identified service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses in the marketplace. Through outreach and education, GSA‘s Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU) stands ready to be a pathfinder for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses as they navigate the process of doing business with the federal government.

Federal Business Opportunities are posted at www.fedbizopps.gov, the single governmentwide point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000.

Questions on the VETS GWAC may be submitted to vetsgwac@gsa.gov or by calling the Small Business GWAC Center toll free at (877) 327-8732. For further information on the VETS GWAC visit the VETS GWAC page.

The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/service-disabled.

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