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elite Human Capital Group, Inc. (EHCG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), a designation that satisfies small business procurement goals set by Congress.
The federal government’s goal is to award at least three percent of all federal contracting dollars to Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses like Elite Human Capital Group. If you are receiving federal funding by a government agency, we can help satisfy a compliance requirement.
In 2020 Elite HCG was re-certified to do business with the Federal government through the General Services Administration (GSA) vendor. As a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, this has greatly enhanced our visibility with the Federal bidding process, compliance reporting, and in the community. Our Owner (Dave King, U.S. Army) and Vice President (Bob Fritz, U.S. Marine Corps) are retired military and disabled veterans. Our Chief Operating Officer (Staci Eggert) has more than 20 years executive level experience in workforce development, employment and training, talent acquisition, as well as HR experience within multiple industries. We truly are a team of dedicated professionals!
What does Veteran and Service-Connected Disability mean?
A: The terms veteran and service-disabled veteran are defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2) and (16) respectively, the Department of Veterans Affairs, United States Code. The term “veteran” means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. The term “service-connected” means, with respect to disability or death, that such disability was incurred or aggravated, or that the death resulted from a disability incurred or aggravated, in line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service. An injury or disease incurred during military service will be deemed to have been incurred in the line of duty
Who is Service-Disabled Veteran?
A: A Service-Disabled Veteran is a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions, and whose disability was incurred or aggravated in line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service.
How does a Veteran verify their status as a Service-Disabled Veteran?
A: To be considered a Service-Disabled Veteran, the veteran must have an adjudication letter from the Veterans Administration (VA), a Department of Defense Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or a Statement of Service from the National Archives and Records Administration, stating that the veteran has a service-connected disability.
What is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern?
A: A small business concern owned and controlled by a Service-Disabled Veteran or Service-Disabled Veterans, as defined in section 3(q) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(q)) and SBA’s implementing SDVOSBC Program Regulations (13 C.F.R. 125)
Are sole source or set-aside contracts allowed under the SDVOSB program?
A: Yes. In accordance with 13 C.F.R. 125.19 and 125.20, contracting officers may award a sole source or set-aside contract to SDVOSBCs.
What eligibility requirements must a small business concern meet to participate?
A: The concern must be a small business pursuant to the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code assigned by the Contracting Officer to the procurement; The concern must be 51 % unconditionally and directly owned by one or more Service-Disabled Veterans or in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock of the company is owned by one or more Service-Disabled Veterans; and The management and daily business operations of the SDVO SBC must be controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or in the case of a veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran).
Are joint ventures allowed under the SDVO SBC program?
A: Yes. In accordance with 13 C.F.R. 125.15(b), SDVO SBCs may enter into a joint venture agreement with one or more other SBCs for the purpose of performing an SDVO contract. A joint venture of at least one SDVO SBC and one or more other business concerns may submit an offer as a small business for a competitive SDVO SBC procurement so long as each concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the contract.
May nonmanufacturers submit an offer under the SDVO SBC procurement program?
A: Yes, in accordance with 13 C.F.R. 125.15(c), a SDVO SBC that is a nonmanufacturer may submit an offer on a sole source or set-aside service-disabled veteran-owned contract if it meets the requirements of the non-manufacturer rule set forth in SBA’s regulation 13 C.F.R.121.406(b)(1).
Is the SDVO SBC procurement program limited to certain NAICS codes?
A: No. The Contracting Officer shall assign the NAICS in accordance with the Agency’s requirement and the SDVO SBC must meet the respective small business size standard assigned to that NAICS Code.
Is there an order of precedence for the SDVOSB program?
A: No, however, the Contracting Officer should consider the 8(a), HUBZone, and SDVO Program before considering setting-aside the requirement for Small Business Concerns. If the Contracting Officer decides to set-aside the requirement for competition restricted to SDVO SBCs, the Contracting Officer must have a reasonable expectation that at least two responsible SDVO SBCs will submit offers and determine that award can be made at fair market price.
Why isn’t there a procurement program for other categories of Veterans?
A: For a veteran who suffers service-connected disability, our Government provides a range of benefits. These benefits include Government assistance for entering the Federal procurement marketplace. To achieve that objective, agencies shall more effectively implement section 15(g) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(g)), which provides that the President must establish a goal of not less than 3 percent for participation by service-disabled veteran businesses in Federal contracting, and section 36 of that Act (15 U.S.C. 657f), which gives agency contracting officers the authority to reserve certain procurements for service-disabled veteran businesses.