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SBA RIN: 3245-AH69 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Veteran-Owned Small Business and Service-Disabled, Veteran- Owned Small Business - Certification 

Section 862 of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, Pub. L. 116-283, expands Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses verification government-wide and transfers certification authority from the VA to the SBA.  This legislation requires SBA to amend 13 CFR 125 to eliminate self-certification and create a government-wide certification program for Veteran-owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs).  The certification requirement applies only to participants wishing to compete for set-aside or sole-source contracts. When the program is established (target date January 2023), SDVOSBs that are not certified will not be eligible to compete on set-asides or receive sole-source contracts in the SDVOSB Program.  NDAA also created a one-year grace period for SDVOSB firms currently self-certified to apply to SBA for certification.

Agency: Small Business Administration(SBA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 13 CFR 125   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 634(b)(6)    15 U.S.C. 657f   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/06/2022  87 FR 40141   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/05/2022 
Final Rule  11/29/2022  87 FR 73400   
Final Rule Effective  01/01/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Edmund Bender
Small Business Administration
409 Third Street SW,
Washington, DC 20416
Phone:202 205-6455