After the recent email to certified SDVOSBs (service disabled veteran owned small businesses), Steven Koprince offered up his insight for the VA CVE and certified businesses. His blog, http://smallgovcon.com/service-disabled-veteran-owned-small-businesses/va-cve-sdvosbs-must-remove-large-naics-codes-from-vetbiz-within-30-days/#more-2411, refers to an email sent out on August 1 advising all certified SDVOSBs to remove “large NAICS codes” from their profile within 30 days or face potentially severe recourse. Add to that the recently releases NEW “Table of Size Standards” issued by the SBA, revision is dated July 22, 2013, and these businesses have some quick updates to take care of before potentially losing their certifications.
This move is to keep the VETBIZ VIP database in line with regulations. The suggestion made by Mr. Koprince is a wonderful idea. Utilize a similar chart format as the SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search to maintain accurate representation of the business’ capabilities while clearly identifying where the business qualifies as small. For now, all these certified businesses can do is follow orders. Review the updated size standards, perform an internal audit and remove those other than small NAICS codes from their CVE profiles. And they better do it toot sweet (aka really fast).