Tuesday, September 09, 2008

New Article Outlines Laws and Programs Designed to Assist Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business in the Federal Marketplace

Korsak, "The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business in the Federal Marketplace," The Army Lawyer, July 2008, pp. 45-58.

Written by Lieutenant Commander Theron R. Korsak, this article is meant to introduce agency heads, contracting officers, Judge Advocates, and veterans to the laws and programs designed to assist service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) in federal contracting.

The first section of the article summarizes the laws intended to assist service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Section two focuses on socio-economic programs and eligibility requirements. Section three is a review of common procedural issues affecting service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. Section four explores policy conflicts that may impact contract awards to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business. Section five summarizes the role that federal agencies, quasi-government organizations, and industries play to meet the 3% goal. The article concludes with recommendations to increase contract awards to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

Click here for a full text copy of this article.
Note: Thanks to Jerry Walz at PubKLaw.com for the heads-up on this article. Jerry's PubKLaw-Digest is an excellent resource for those involved with federal procurement. This article is among many that Jerry includes in his "Papers of Interest" collection. Highly recommended!

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