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Certifications for Veteran Owned Businesses

Certifications for Veteran Owned Businesses

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am

Are you a business owner who has served in the United States Military?

As a veteran-owned business you may qualify for certifications that give you a leg up in the government marketplace and increase your chances of winning more contracts!

These certifications include Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) with the State of California, and Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with the U.S. federal government.

Getting certified allows your veteran-owned business to compete for special “set-aside” contracts with limited competition.

In this intro level webinar, Norcal PTAC Procurement Specialist and Navy Veteran, Joe Moore will explain how these certifications can be valuable for increasing revenue, and give a basic overview of the qualifications and application processes for each.

Webinar Topics Include:

  • What are government certifications?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of being certified
  • Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) certification
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB/ SDVOSB) certification
  • How to utilize Veteran Business Outreach Center resources

Veterans Small Business Week

According to the U.S. Census Annual Business Survey, Veteran-owned businesses made up about 5.9% (337,934) of all businesses. Join us as we celebrate Veterans Small Business Week, a time to honor and celebrate the contributions veterans have made to American small business. Register for one, or all, of our three-part webinar series.

Next Topics In This Series:

Micro Awards: Gateway to DOD Contracting

Wednesday, November 3 | 10am-11am

Doing Business with the Department of the Air Force

Thursday, November 4 | 10am - 11am


Norcal PTAC

Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides no-cost government contracting counseling, bid matching, and training for businesses located in our 15-county service area in Northern California.


Joseph Moore
Procurement Specialist for Norcal PTAC

Joseph Moore, CPCM is a veteran and a seasoned contracting professional who has provided professional services to many firms in the area of federal and state (Virginia) government contracts. His background includes being a contracting officer for the U.S. Navy, a large private industry firm, and in civil service. He is a resource specialist providing assistance to all business firms under the PTAC organization for the past 10 years. Joseph is a retired Naval Supply Officer and has an MBA from Webster University and a MS in Acquisition and Contract Management from Florida Institute of Technology. He holds a Certified Professional Contracts Management (CPCM) designation granted by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and he is the owner of a SDVOSB firm that provided specialized services in all phases of contracts.

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