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Indiana Department of Administration

Indiana Department of Administration

IDOA > Indiana Veteran's Business > How to Become an Indiana VBE How to Become an Indiana VBE

To be certificated as an IVBE with the state of Indiana, an entity has two options

Certification through the federal program: Register with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Eligible firms are:
  • A small business concern
  • A veteran-owned business
  • A service disabled veteran-owned business
Definitions
  • Veteran: A person who served on active duty with the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard, for any length of time and at any place and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. Reservists or members of the National Guard called to federal active duty or disabled from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty or while in training status also qualify as a veteran. [Title 38 Section 101 (2)]
  • Veteran-owned business: Not less than 51% of which is owned by one or more veterans  or in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans .
  • Service disabled veteran: A veteran who possesses a disability rating letter issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs, establishing a service-connected rating between 0 and 100% or a disability determination from the Department of Defense.
    The term "service-connected" means, with respect to disability or death, that such disability was incurred or aggravated, or that the death resulted from a disability incurred or aggravated, in line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service. [Title 38 Section 101 (16)]
  • Service disabled veteran-owned business: Not less than 51% of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans, or in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans, or in the case of a veteran with a permanent and severe disability, a spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.
  • Small business concern: According to SBA guidelines:
    The term "small business concern owned and controlled by veterans" is defined as "(A) not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (B) the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans." (A firm's gross receipts must not exceed the industry size limits for the business.) [Title 15 Section 632(a)]

 


Create a Bidder Profile/Registration with the Indiana Department of Administration. For bidder registration assistance, contact Amey Redding, (317) 234-3542; for other information about the Veteran's Business Enterprises program, e-mail: Indianaveteranspreference@idoa.in.gov.

Must provide a letter from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to verify VA classification to the prime contractor in order for your IVBE certification to count towards the contract goal

OR
 

 

Certification through the State of Indiana Program:

Eligible firms are:
  • A small business concern
  • A veteran-owned business
     
Definitions
  • Veteran: an individual who has previously served on active duty in any branch of the armed forces of the United States or their reserves, in the national guard, or in the Indiana National Guard; and received an honorable discharge from service; or is currently serving any branch of the armed forces of the United States or their reserves, the national guard or the Indiana National Guard. IC 5-22-14-2.5
  • Veteran-owned business: Not less than 51% of which is owned by one or more veterans, or in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans.

 

Create a Bidder Profile/Registration with the Indiana Department of Administration. For bidder registration assistance, contact Amey Redding, (317) 234-3542; for other information about the Veteran's Business Enterprises program, e-mail: Indianaveteranspreference@idoa.in.gov.

Must provide a letter from the State of Indiana IVBE Program to the prime contractor in order for your IVBE certification to count towards the contract goal.