Vets Federal Contractor and Veteran Owned Business
Castillo Technologies dba Cloud Computing Technologies is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business firm verified by the VA’s Center for Veterans Enterprise department of veteran affairs and listed in the VA VetBiz Vets directory. Further information available at Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.
Background of the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business SDVOSB Program
The program was created by the Veteran’s Benefit Act of 2003 to assist Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business companies in competing for Federal Contracts. Presidential Executive Order 13360 reinforced the Federal government’s commitment to assisting Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses and made the 3% Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business set aside a mandatory goal. Subpart 19.14 of the FAR applies.
Under the authority granted in Public Law 109-461, VA is authorized to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business set aside contracts and/or award sole source contracts, to SDVOSB companies and VOSB firms.
Consistent with PL 109-461, awarding contracts to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business firms is the highest priority within the Small Business programs for VA. Consistent with the mandate and the mission of VA, participation of SDVOSBs in VA Acquisition programs is strongly encouraged. OSDBU is the advocate that monitors the Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) Program, with a special emphasis on Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.
GSA Multiple Award Schedule 47QTCA23D000J Labor Rates
Benefits of the Veteran Owned Business Vets Program
The Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business sole source vehicle provides agencies a simplified and shortened acquisition procedure:
- Reduced decision cycle: time required to award an SDVOSB sole source contract is usually within days
- Prices reflecting the best value: agency negotiates with the federal contractor directly to gain best value
- Lowered administrative costs: procurement process and costs are reduced to a minimum
- Credit for promoting SDVOSB participation within agency for government contracts
The best measure of success in working with an Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Set-Aside company verified by the department of veterans affairs is the receipt of a high-quality, well-tailored, timely support delivery that scales to meet operational needs at an affordable cost.
Available on GSA Schedule Federal Contractor 47QTCA23D000J
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
518210 DATA PROCESSING, HOSTING, AND RELATED SERVICES
519190 ALL OTHER INFORMATION SERVICES
541330 ENGINEERING SERVICES
541511 CUSTOM COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES
541512 COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN SERVICES
541513 COMPUTER FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SERVICES
541519 OTHER COMPUTER RELATED SERVICES
541611 ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES
541690 OTHER SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL CONSULTING SERVICES
541990 ALL OTHER PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
561210 FACILITIES SUPPORT SERVICES
561621 SECURITY SYSTEMS SERVICES (EXCEPT LOCKSMITHS)
Benefits of SDVOSB on GSA Schedule
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) can benefit from a GSA Schedule contract in several ways:
Increased Visibility: GSA Schedule contract allows SDVOSBs to increase their visibility and access to government agencies as potential customers. This can help them to gain a foothold in the government market and grow their business.
Streamlined Procurement: GSA Schedule contract provides a streamlined procurement process for both the vendor and the government. This can help SDVOSBs to save time and money on the bidding process and increase their chances of winning contracts.
Pre-Negotiated Prices: GSA Schedule contract includes pre-negotiated prices and terms, which can save time and money for both parties. This can be especially beneficial for SDVOSBs, as they may have limited resources and may not be able to afford the cost of bidding on contracts.
Set-aside Opportunities: GSA Schedule contract includes set-aside opportunities for SDVOSBs, which means that a certain percentage of contracts are reserved for businesses owned by service-disabled veterans.
Compliance with Federal Regulations: GSA Schedule contract requires vendors to comply with various federal regulations, such as the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 and the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999, which can help SDVOSBs to navigate the complex federal procurement process.
Priority for Certain Contract Award: GSA Schedule contract also gives priority to SDVOSBs for certain contract awards, which can help them to compete on a level playing field with larger businesses.
Overall, the GSA Schedule contract can be a valuable tool for SDVOSBs to gain access to government contracts and grow their business.