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Service Disabled Veteran Enterprises, Inc. (SDVE) was formed on February 24, 2004 following the enactment of the President's Executive Order of October 21, 2004 (supporting SDVOBs), Public Law 108-183 and Public Law 106-50. President George W. Bush signed Public Law 108-183 on December 16, 2003. President Clinton signed Public Law 106-50 on August 17, 1999.

This legislation entitles Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOBs) to receive sole source and restricted competition contracts for goods and services used by the U.S. Government.

Congress enacted these statutes after it was determined, in data collected over a period of three years—from sixty federal departments and agencies, that less than half of these agencies and departments reported the expenditure of any procurement dollars with SDVO companies.

Public Law 106-50 establishes a three percent federal government-wide procurement goal for contracts and subcontracts for SDVO small firms.

SDVE provides a comprehensive service disabled veteran (SDV) supplier solution for government agencies and corporations and serves as a model SDVO small business, in order to encourage the widest array of SDVO firms to take full advantage of the spirit of this legislation.

Since our inception, we have formed alliances with several major organizations and companies, including The Retired Military Officers Association, ARAMARK, EXELON, The Goeken Group, Tec Masters, and many other companies providing products and services to the Federal Government.

Eligible companies must be registered in the database of the Department of Veteran Affairs as Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOSBs) and must have have stipulated that:
  • They are at least 51% owned and controlled by SDVs (as defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations [FAR]), and
  • The business is currently "small" by federal size standards.
We encourage fellow SDVs to register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database at: Contracting officers can also register any (SDVOSB) in VETBIZ VIP by entering the company's name and contract information.

If after a thorough search, two or more SDVOSBs with the necessary qualifications cannot be found, the contracting officer may consider a sole source award to a single SDVOSB.

We are proud of our leadership, partners, and growing number of customer relationships. Our members have served our country valiantly at war and in peacetime, sacrificing much to protect freedoms enjoyed by all Americans while making the entire world a safer place.

SDVE offers several benefits and advantages to our customers and network partners. In addition to helping network partners protect and expand contracts through the new SDVOB set aside and sole source provisions, SDVE helps to increase sales and profits, cost-effectively strengthen and diversify the supplier base, and ensure regulatory compliance.

To learn more about SDVE, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us to speak directly with one of our representatives.