The Division of Service-Disabled Veterans Owned Business Program (SDVOB) is operated by the New York State Office of General Services. This is a state regulated program that allows eligible veteran business owners to become certified as SDVOBs to increase participation in New York State contracting opportunities.  New York State Executive Law Article 17-B governs requirements for the participation of SDVOBs in New York State contracting.

 

This law is aimed at greater inclusion of service-disabled veterans within New York State's economy. Under this law, New York State agencies are required to make good faith efforts to meet a utilization goal for SDVOB procurement. The Law established a goal of 6% of procurement expenditures to be made with SDVOBs by state agencies, public authorities, and public benefit corporations. This goal is in addition to any established M/WBE goals under a procurement.

 

The SLA’s SDVOB Utilization Plans can be viewed here