Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 5090-005

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Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

USDA Small Business Programs – Contracting with Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

1 PURPOSE

This Departmental Regulation (DR) codifies the policy and roles and responsibilities set forth in Secretary’s Memorandum 5090-001, USDA Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Strategic Initiative. Specifically, it addresses the requirements of Executive Order 13360 - Service-Disabled Veterans Executive Order; the USDA Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Strategic Initiative Plan (“the Initiative”) (available at http://www.va.gov/vetbiz/fpp/DAstrategy.pdf ); the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-183) and the Veterans’ Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-50); and the Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement Program as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 19.14 to fully implement and attain or exceed the mandated 3 percent goal for prime contracts and subcontracts awarded to Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. The collective involvement and support of all USDA agencies and staff offices are required to attain or exceed the mandated overall 3 percent goal and USDA’s 5 percent goal for information technology contracting actions for prime contracts and subcontracts awarded to Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

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