As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Geo-Med’s primary focus is on providing exceptional service to our Veterans Administration (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) customers. Consistent with Public Law 109-461, awarding contracts to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms is the highest priority within the Small Business programs for VA. The VA is authorized to set aside contracts and/or award sole source contracts to SDVOSB and VOSB firms. Click HERE for more information.
1. 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 shall go to SDVOSBs.
2. Section 308 of the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-183) established the procurement program for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns (SDVOSBC); whereby federal contracting officers may restrict competition to SDVOSBCs and award a sole source or set-aside contract where certain criteria are met.
3. The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Program has established the criteria 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. Click HERE for more information.
4. The VA “Rule of Two” is the process prescribed in 38 U.S.C. 8127(d), whereby a contracting officer of the VA, “shall award contracts on the basis of competition restricted to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans if the contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that two or more small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans will submit offers and that the award can be made at a fair and reasonable price that offers best value to the United States.” Click HERE for more information.
5. The Supreme Court’s decision in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States, No. 14-916 (2016) requires the VA to truly put “Veterans First” in all of its procurement actions. Consistent with the mandate, the Kingdomware Case Supreme Court decision, and the mission of VA, participation of SDVOSBs in VA Acquisition programs is required. Click HERE for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision. Or HERE for more information.
Benefits of ECAT and GSA Advantage
ECAT is an online ordering system developed by the DLA Troop Support’s Medical supply chain to streamline the DOD’s procurement options across multiple manufacturers and distributor catalogs at discounted prices.
Similarly, GSA Advantage was developed by the General Services Administration as an online shopping and ordering service to provide a streamlined, efficient purchasing portal for federal agencies to acquire the goods and services needed.
1. Access to multiple manufacturer and distributor catalogs at discounted prices.
2. Browse, compare, and order from a wide range of available products.
3. Items are generally TAA compliant.
4. Automated customer procurement process–from searching for products, creating reorder lists, submitting orders, approving orders, receiving orders, and paying for orders.
5. Provides status of vendor acceptance and tracking information.
ECAT accepts both Military Standard Billing System (MILSBILLS) and Government Purchase Card payment methods. GSA Advantage accepts the following forms of payment: a Government Purchase Card, an Activity Address Code (AAC or DoDAAC), or a state and local government issued credit card. Federal agencies must purchase off federal contracts prior to seeking other commercial sources.