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Our Protégé participants have established long-term business relationships withproviders of government and commercial goods and services.
Successful Mentor-Protégé Agreements provide a winning relationship for theProtégé, the Mentor, and the DoD.The Center for Veterans EnterpriseThe Center for Veterans Enterprise has an important role in the SDVOSB Program. Specifically, the organization:• Creates Databases • Vendor Information Pages can be used to locate veteran-owned and service- disabled veteran-owned small businesses;• Federal Procurement Pages assists veterans to find opportunities;• Creates Business Owners Tool Kits to assist veterans selling to Federal agencies;• Provides assistance to • Contracting officers (training, market research, advice, etc.);• Outreach to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses• National and Regional Conferences and Shows• Maintains the Website at Resource InformationHere is some useful information about the VetBiz Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Database:• It draws from other databases (CCR; Dun and Bradstreet; California Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises); • Over 8,500 businesses, over 3,500 SDVOSBs are currently registered;• Registrants verify their status by answering four questions;• Owner can include a three minute video;• Owner can register to receive FedBizOpps notices;• Multiple NAICS code searches are possible;• Customizable results format;• Results can be downloaded to Access or ExcelContracting Activities can use the VIP data base to find SDVOSBs for market research,to invite to their outreach events, and for similar activities.Moreover, business owners can use VIP to find other veteran owned businesses to partner with.Knowledge ReviewThe Veterans Benefit Act of 2003 amended which one of the following legislative acts?a.Defense Workforce Improvement Actb.Federal Acquisition Streamlining Actc.Federal Acquisition Reform Actd.Small Business ActThe contracting officer can use sole-source procedures when awarding to a SDVOSB.Trueor False
Place your response in the box below.The goal of the Veterans Benefit Act is to award to SDVOSBs at least _____ % of the total contract awards. (3)Contracting officers are permitted by regulation to award to SDVOSBs using sole-source procedures if the offered price is determined to be both ______ and ________.fair / reasonableSDVOSBs are usually more successful if they minimize their involvement in subcontracting arrangements.True or FalseWhich of the following is LEAST important item for SDVOSBs to obtain in order to successfully do business with the federal government?a.Professional Organization Certificationb.NAICS codec.D-U-N-S Numberd.CCR Enrollment