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An IVOSB is a business that qualifies as an Indiana Veterans Business Enterprise (IVOSB) through the State of Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA). The State of Indiana's program provides economic opportunities to qualified businesses by setting a goal for IVOSBs to achieve at least 3% of the State’s competitive purchase of goods or services.
The laws and policies that apply to the IVOSB program can be found on the IVOSB Laws and Policies web page.
Email IDOA at: email@example.com
For Bidder Registration assistance, contact Amey Redding at (317) 234-3542 or aredding@idoa.IN.gov.
The IVOSB program applies to State of Indiana solicitations for commodities and services, with the exception of public works projects and INDOT federal projects.
No, the IVOSB program does not apply to federal projects or contracts.
No, with or without our certification, all entities are encouraged to bid on any solicitation that is applicable to their business.
The state certification requires the company be at least 51% owned by a Veteran(s), who must have control over the management and day to day operations and meet one of the following:
If certifying with the State of Indiana IVOSB only:
*Out of state businesses may require additional documentation to confirm eligibility.
If currently certified with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:
No, being a service disabled veteran is not a requirement to be certified as an IVOSB.
The Indiana Department of Administration will process the applications as quickly as possible, but the time frames will vary depending on office capacity workloads. It may take up to 30 days to complete.
There are no fees to complete the State of Indiana IVOSB application process. The State of Indiana also does not charge any fees for businesses to register as a bidder. Please note, however, that any fees for verification of the federal VA classification are determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Option: The renewal period is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Currently, the certification period is two (2) years.**
State of Indiana IVOSB Program Option: IVOSBs will need to recertify or renew their IVOSB certification every two (2) years with the State of Indiana by submitting a completed Affidavit of Continued Eligibility.
** Remember renewing through VetBiz is not enough to renew the IVOSB certification. Submission of a completed Affidavit of Continued Eligibility is required.
IDOA Procurement lists Solicitation opportunities on its website.
IVOSB subcontractor spend must be tracked in IDOA’s Pay Audit System.