In Indiana, three percent of its state spending is set-aside for veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs). To participate in the state's Department of Administration's IVOSB program, eligible firms can become certified with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, or directly with the Indiana Veteran Owned Small Business program and then register with the state as a bidder. Once certified and recognized by the state, they can they compete for earmarked dollars.
Does this local/state program offer reciprocal certifications with other local/state programs? Businesses can get certified with IVOSB directly or have their certification with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs recognized.
Does this certification expire? The certification period is two years. If certified with IVOSB directly, a business can renew every two years by submitting an Affadavit of Continued Eligibility.
Does this program require bidders attempt to make a good-faith effort to meet participation goals? The Indiana Department of Administration sets a 3% participation goal for VOSBs.