VetLikeMe Weekly 12/16/2014

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No Conductor on This Train: Who Will Run the (VA’S) Center for Veterans Enterprise?

December 16, 2014 by Sarah Schauerte Filed Under: All Articles, Editorials, Law, News, VetLikeMe Weekly

By the time all protests are resolved, there might not be anyone left to take the reins of the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation (“CVE”). In late November this year, the VA rescinded its September $39.9 million contract award to Monterey Consultants Inc. (“Monterey”) of Dayton, Ohio. That award, the bulk of which was for processing VetBiz applications, was protested by a disappointed offeror, Loch Harbour Group, Inc. (“Loch Harbour”). Loch … [Read more…] http://vetlikeme.org/no-conductor-on-this-train-who-will-run-the-cve/

 

National Veterans Small Business Engagement Event – Exciting and Exhausting!

December 16, 2014 by Maggie Bullard-Marshall Filed Under: All Articles, Events, Featured, VetLikeMe Weekly

This year’s National Veterans Small Business Engagement event was exciting and exhausting! Yes, there were issues with matching and meetings and yes several of us ran back and forth from hall A to hall B, but we chose to take our lemons and make lemonade. We brought several people to the conference and our days were packed from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. We met with a couple hundred decision makers, mainly from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Some of … [Read more…] http://vetlikeme.org/national-veterans-small-business-engagement-event-exciting-and-exhausting/

 

State Activity Dec 16 2014

December 15, 2014 by Hardy Stone Filed Under: All Articles, Featured, State News, VetLikeMe Weekly

Western NY veteran-owned firms certified in new state program Tracey Drury Buffalo Business First Reporter- Two Western New York businesses are among the first 21 businesses in the state to be certified as service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses. The designation, created by the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act, makes each business eligible to participate in contracting opportunities with the state. The businesses are certified by … [Read more…] http://vetlikeme.org/state-activity-dec-16-2014/

 

Short Takes Dec 16 2014

December 15, 2014 by Hardy Stone Filed Under: All Articles, Featured, Short Takes, VetLikeMe Weekly

Corporate Whistleblower Center Urges Insiders With Proof a Company Is Gaming Federal Contracts by Saying They Have Special Status To Call Them About a Recent Reward   Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “There are all kinds of federal programs that are designed to give veterans-, minority-, or women-owned businesses a competitive edge when it comes to federal contracts. Tragically we are convinced businesses in every state game the federal … [Read more…] http://vetlikeme.org/short-takes-dec-16-2014/

 

VA CVE Dodges A Bullet: 2015 NDAA Omits SBA Verification Transfer

December 12, 2014 by Steven Koprince Filed Under: All Articles, Editorials, Law, VetLikeMe Weekly

The VA CVE appears to have survived a Congressional effort to strip the CVE of its verification function. In May, the House of Representatives included a provision in the 2015 NDAA that would have required the CVE to transfer SDVOSB verification to the SBA.  But after negotiations with the Senate, the House passed a new version of the 2015 NDAA last week–and the new version omits the verification transfer provision. Under the original House-passed … [Read more…] http://vetlikeme.org/va-cve-dodges-a-bullet-2015-ndaa-omits-sba-verification-transfer/

 

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