Valour is a “Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.” The Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 (PL 108-183) was enacted for a company such as Valour. A full copy of the text of the law is attached for your information.
What this means to you as a potential customer:
If you are ever in discussions with a Federal Agency regarding our services let them know that we are a “Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business” and they can sole source to us for non-manufacturing contracts (i.e. Training, Consulting etc.). The savings to the Government will be significant because there will be no pass through rates!! Keep Valour in mind as you look for the “best” company who can provide your Configuration Management Services/Solutions, Contract Service Support, Subject Matter Experts and Consulting Requirements.
Furnish federal agencies discretionary authority to create "sole-source" contracts for disabled veteran-owned small business – up to $5 million for manufacturing contract awards and up to $3 million for non-manufacturing contract awards.
SEC. 308. PROCUREMENT PROGRAM FOR SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY SERVICE-DISABLED VETERANS.
The Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631 et seq.) is amended by redesignating section 36 as section 37 and by inserting after section 35 the following new section:
‘‘SEC. 36. PROCUREMENT PROGRAM FOR SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY SERVICE-DISABLED VETERANS.
‘‘(A) SOLE SOURCE CONTRACTS.—In accordance with this section, a contracting officer may award a sole source contract to any small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans if—
‘‘(1) such concern is determined to be a responsible contractor with respect to performance of such contract opportunity and the contracting officer does not have a reasonable expectation that 2 or more small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans will submit offers for the contracting opportunity;
‘‘(2) the anticipated award price of the contract (including options) will not exceed—
‘‘(a) $5,000,000, in the case of a contract opportunity assigned a standard industrial classification code for manufacturing; or
‘‘(b) $3,000,000, in the case of any other contract opportunity; and
‘‘(3) in the estimation of the contracting officer, the contract award can be made at a fair and reasonable price.
‘‘(B) RESTRICTED COMPETITION.—In accordance with this section, a contracting officer may award contracts on the basis of competition restricted to small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans if the contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that not less than 2 small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans will submit offers and that the award can be made at a fair market price.
‘‘(C) RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER CONTRACTING PREFERENCES.—A procurement may not be made from a source on the basis of a preference provided under subsection (a) or (b) if the procurement would otherwise be made from a different source under section 4124 or 4125 of title 18, United States Code, or the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46 et seq.).
‘‘(D) ENFORCEMENT; PENALTIES.—Rules similar to the rules of paragraphs (5) and (6) of section 8(m) shall apply for purposes of this section.
‘‘(E) CONTRACTING OFFICER.—For purposes of this section, the term ‘contracting officer’ has the meaning given such term in section 27(f)(5) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 423(f)(5)).’’.
with a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business (SDVOSB)
In 1999, PL 106-50 set the goal of awarding 3% of all Federal contracts to SDVOSBs. Studies revealed only 0.13% of contracts went to SDVOSBs in FY 02. DoD is taking part in “Operation Fast Break” an initiative to achieve goals set forth in PLs 106-50 & 108-183 ahead of schedule! On October 21, 2004, The President signed an Executive Order directing heads of agencies to significantly increase the Federal contracting and subcontracting of SDVOSBs