What is IVBE?
IVBE is the Indiana Veterans Business Enterprise program with the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA). The program provides economic opportunities to qualified businesses (a small business concern, a veteran-owned business, or a service disabled veteran–owned business) by setting a goal for IVBEs to achieve at least 3% of the State’s competitive purchase of goods or services.
What are the laws that apply to IVBE?
Who do I contact about the IVBE program?
What if I need help registering with the state as a bidder?
Register your company with the Indiana Department of Administration. For bidder registration assistance, contact Amey Redding, (317) 234-3542
Does the IVBE program apply to different State projects (public works, INDOT)?
The IVBE program applies to State solicitations for commodities and services; with the exception of public works projects and INDOT federal projects.
Does the IVBE program apply to federal projects/contracts?
What are the requirements to become an IVBE or how do I qualify?
A business must qualify and become certified through www.vetbiz.gov and its principal place of business must be located in Indiana.
What documentation is required; when and where do I submit?
The VA classification letter should be submitted when businesses are responding to a solicitation.
Can I self-certify?
How do I get certified?
How long does it take to be certified?
Is there a cost to be certified?
Any fees for verification of VA classification are determined by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The State does not charge any fees to register as a bidder.
How often do I need to be certified?
How do I find opportunities to bid?
Where can I get a list of IVBEs?
Where do I track my IVBE spend?
Do all five Buy Indiana criteria apply in determining an IVBE?
No, only criteria #1 applies. A company’s principal place of business must be located in Indiana.