Atna Systems is a SDVOSB and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and eligible per the FAR clauses for sole source contract awards. This status makes our company eligible for bidding and contracting benefit programs involved with federal procurement, in solicitations and contracts for acquisitions that are set aside or reserved for, or awarded on a sole source basis to, service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns under 19.1405 and 19.1406. This includes multiple-award contracts when orders may be set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns as described in 8.405-5 and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).
History of Program
The Veterans Benefit Act of 2003 (15 U.S.C. 657f) created the procurement program for small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans (commonly referred to as the “Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Procurement Program”). The purpose of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program is to provide Federal contracting assistance to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. The SBA has the right to appeal the contracting officer’s decision not to make a service-disabled veteran-owned small business sole source award.
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses
The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-50) established an annual government-wide goal of not less than 3% of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for participation by small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans.
On December 16, 2003, the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-183) was passed by Congress. Section 308 of the Act (Public Law 108-183) established a procurement program for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns (SDVOSBC). This procurement program provides that federal contracting officers may restrict competition to SDVOSBCs and award a sole source or set-aside contract where certain criteria are met.
The Small Business Administration has issued an interim final rule, establishing a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Program. This program establishes the criteria to be used in federal contracting to determine service-disabled veteran status; business ownership and control requirements; guidelines for establishing sole source and set-aside procurement opportunities; and protest and appeal procedures for SDVOSBC procurements.
Purpose of the SDVOSBC Program
The purpose of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Procurement Program is to provide procuring agencies with the authority to set acquisitions aside for exclusive competition among service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, as well as the authority to make sole source awards to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns if certain conditions are met. (See Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 13 C.F.R. § 125.8-125.10).
Some of the benefits for your company or agency:
- Take advantage of direct negotiated contracts. Atna Systems is an (SDVOSB), eligible to receive direct negotiated contracts.
- Claim SDVOSB and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Credits. Federal agencies and contractors that contract with us are able to claim these credits to make progress toward their small business contracting goals.
- Benefit of a team with exemplary experience, military discipline, knowledge and strategic partnerships. Through our team experiences, Atna has developed global strategic partnerships with suppliers, manufacturers and logistical partners, allowing us to gain deep knowledge and understanding of how our team, product offering and services positively impact our clients.
- Earn incentives from the Department of Defense (DOD). By subcontracting with us, (SDVOSB), DOD-contracted corporations can receive a ten percent (10%) bonus.
- Ensure receipt of requested goods or services, gain the best value, and shorten the acquisition process by going Sole Source.