PART 817—Special Contracting Methods

PART 817—Special Contracting Methods

817.501 General

(d) All contracts, agreements, or other arrangements with any governmental entity to acquire goods and services, including construction, that permits the governmental entity to award contracts on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs shall include a requirement that the entity will comply with the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 8127 and 8128 and the Veterans First Contracting Program as implemented at subpart 819.70. The governmental entity shall award contracts (see FAR 2.101 for the definition of contracts) to capable service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) and veteranowned small businesses (VOSBs) listed as verified in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database.