The Veterans Benefit Act of 2003 (15 U.S.C. 657f) created a procurement program for small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans (SDVO) with the express purpose of providing Federal contracting assistance to SDVO small businesses.

As an SDVO, Firewatch can fully participate in the numerous sole-source and set-aside procurement opportunities offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as provide assistance to our teaming partners and Contracting Officer’s to ensure that they meet their small business goals and financial incentives.

The contracting officer can exercise a number of options that streamline his or her procurement process:

> Set-aside acquisitions that exceed the micro-purchase threshold for competition restricted to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns can be made when there is an expectation that offers will be received from two or more service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; and that an award can be made at a fair market price.

> Sole-source awards can be made to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns (Subparts 19.501(d) and 6.302-5), provided only one service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern can satisfy the requirement; and the anticipated award price of the contract (including options) will not exceed $3 million for a requirement within any other NAICS code; and award can be made at a fair and reasonable price.