SDVOB Frequently Asked Questions
What is New York Executive Law, Article 17-B?
Article 17-B of the New York Executive Law, signed into law on May 12, 2014, requires State agencies to establish employment and business participation goals for service-disabled veteran owned businesses on State contracts.
Do SDVOB firms have to be certified to receive goal credit?
Yes. Only firms certified by The OGS Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development can be utilized to meet SDVOB participation goals on SUCF contracts. The use of non-NYS certified SDVOBs will not be accepted for SDVOB participation goal requirements.
How do I become New York State certified?
To obtain information on becoming certified in New York State as a New York State Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) visit: https://ogs.ny.gov/Veterans
Once I submit an application to become certified can I participate and the prime get credit for my participation?
No. There is no guarantee that filing an application will automatically result in certification. The process must be completed and a letter of certification issued.
If I am a SDVOB prime consultant or contractor can I count myself toward the MBE or WBE goals?
You may count your SDVOB status toward the goals. Your participation is calculated based on work documented as self-performed by the SDVOB prime.
Can a dual certified SDVOB and (Minority Female Owned) firm satisfy both the SDV and Minority goal?
Yes. If a firm is certified as both SDVOB and MBE, goal credit is given for both certifications.
What constitutes a good faith effort to utilize a SDVOB?
Contractors are required to ensure that good faith efforts are made to include meaningful participation by Service-Disabled Veterans-Owned Businesses (SDVOB) in the Fund’s programs. Contractors must be diligent and creative in order to develop a plan that complies with the program. If your firm incurs difficulty, the Good Faith Efforts Guidelines will assist in preparing the documentation required to support your efforts. Responses to the information in the Guidelines must be provided to SUNY's Opportunities Programs Office in an item-by-item format following the numerical sequence as presented. Such documentation will also be required to support Utilization Plan approval prior to release of the Fund’s Notice of Award.