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Indiana Department of Administration

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IDOA > Indiana Veteran's Business > IVBE Frequently Asked Questions IVBE Frequently Asked Questions

Indiana Veteran's Business Enterprises

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 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?

    Every two (2) years

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.