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The Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development within the Office of General Services (OGS) for the state of New York is empowered by legislation signed in 2014 to certify businesses as Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs) for the purpose of contracting with the state.
To become an SDVOB, a firm must be a small business with a significant business presence in the state of New York and 51 percent owned by one or more individuals with a service-connected disability rating of 10 percent or more from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or from the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs for National Guard veterans.
The state of New York, as a result of legislation establishing the SDVOB program, maintains a statewide participation goal of 6% for SDVOBs in state contracting.
Does this local/state program offer reciprocal certifications with other local/state programs? No. All businesses seeking certification as an SDVOB with New York State must make application to New York State's OGS.