VA Rule Change May Curb Attacks On Contractor Vetting

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs decided this week to allow contractors to appeal agency determinations that they don't meet the qualifications for the VA's service-disabled veteran-owned small business program, a striking change that may help mitigate congressional criticism of the VA's vetting and protest processes.

The VA's program for veteran-owned small businesses, or VOSB, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, or SDVOSB, is aimed at giving veterans a leg up in VA procurements. It is separate from governmentwide contracting preference programs for veterans and service-disabled veterans,...
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