October 2016 – ATSG received notification of being certified by the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE).
CVE is a program office in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). CVE’s primary role is to provide verification to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) seeking to do business with VA.
CVE evaluates and verifies the ownership and control of SDVOSBs and VOSBs in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74. CVE is the only organization within the Federal government with an independent verification process to validate Veteran status and other eligibility criterion for VOSBs and SDVOSBs prior to participation in the procurement system. VA does this under the authority of the Veterans First Contracting program. Firms approved as eligible for verified VOSB or SDVOSB status are registered in CVE’s Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database, which is used for VA contract set-asides. CVE enables VOSBs or SDVOSBs to expand their opportunities within the Federal marketplace and enables VA to achieve its small business and socioeconomic procurement goals.