new policy Veteran First

  1.  Purpose
  2.  Background
  3.  Applicability
  4.  Effective Date
  5.  Expiration Date
  6. Affected VAAR parts
  7. Key Definitions
  8. Actions Required
    1. Review of Existing HCA policy or guidance
    2. General Information and Guidance
      1. Veterans First Contracting Program and the VA Rule of Two
      2. VA strategic sourcing program and consideration of VA existing contracts before other sources
      3. missing item in memo
      4. Market Research/Acquisition Planning
        1. Market Research Roles and Responsibilities
          1. Program Offices
          2. OSDBU
          3. Contracting Officers
        2. Industry Engagement
        3. Market Research
        4. Evaluation of Acquisition Strategy
        5. VA Form 2268, Small Business Reviews
    3. Transition Guidance
      1. Solicitations set aside for SDVOSBs/VOSBs
      2. Verification of GSA FSS SDVOSBs/VOSBs
      3. Limitation on Subcontracting (Non-manufacturer rule)
      4. Requirements currently in the pre-solicitation phase
      5. Requirements currently in the solicitation/evaluation phase
        1. For requirements not set aside for verified SDVOSBs/VOSBs under the Veterans First Contracting Program
        2. For requirements set aside for SDVOSBs/VOSBs and offers have been received and are currently being evaluated
      6. For all new competitive requirements
      7. To promote competition among SDVOSB and VOSB firms
    4. Compliance with Other Statutory Mandates
  9. Questions or Concerns