What Is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOSB)?
Updated: May 30
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The federal government uses special programs to classify small businesses according to their ownership and size standards.
Business ownership classifications include:
● Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
● Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
● Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
● and others
Programs are in place to guide government agencies to award businesses within these ownership classifications a certain percentage of their contracts on an annual basis.
As a result, smaller firms have an opportunity to launch and grow among a field of larger and more established competitors in the government contracting arena.
In order to qualify, every firm desiring preferred status must follow a standardized application process and become certified through a rigorous qualification process. A company cannot merely call itself a SDVOSB, for example, without meeting standards and obtaining government approval.
Some companies qualify for more than one designation as well, based on separate criteria for each standard.
According to the SBA, size standards limit how large a business can be when participating in government contracting programs and competing for contracts prioritized for small businesses.
Size standards are generally based on the annual revenue and number of employees a company has.
In order to be certified as a small business, additional factors such as NAICS code will apply. Understandably, different industries have different size standards.
Commando Contracting is a well-established Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business certified at the federal level through the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation.
The US Small Business Association standards for the SDVOSB qualification include:
● Being a small business according to size standards
● Being at least 51% owned and controlled by a service-disabled veteran
● Have a service-disabled veteran control operations and long-term decision making
● And that veteran must have a service-connected disability
This SDVOSB classification is an important part of Commando Contracting’s brand and how we operate as a high-integrity, growth-oriented business. We do not rest on our status; we strive to deliver top-quality general construction and electrical contracting services to clientele across the South, including government, light industrial, multifamily, commercial, and other projects.
Our status permits us to joint venture with other firms and work on projects to enhance eligibility for preferred contracts and access projects of varying sizes and scopes through strategic partnerships.
“If you are interested in scaling your company's growth into previously unattainable markets, reach out to us to explore the possibility of partnering to reach your goals. We are in a steady growth phase that is building momentum through strategic partnering with horizontal companies in pursuit of large construction projects throughout the federal government.”
C. Brucker Krafft, CEO
Commando Contracting LLC
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