Veteran-Owned Businesses To See New Status Checks

Law360, New York (January 5, 2011, 1:55 PM EST) -- Veteran-owned small businesses seeking to seize set-aside federal contracting opportunities with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will now be required to provide documented evidence proving their eligibility.

VA announced Tuesday that companies wishing to claim preferred status when competing for its contracts as either a small or veteran-owned business must now turn over documentation verifying their status within 90 days of being contacted by the agency.

“VA is committed to doing business with, as well as supporting and protecting, veteran-owned small businesses,” said Secretary of...
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