The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 and the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 establish guidelines for ensuring that a small percentage of government contracts are made available for qualified small businesses that are owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans — officially known as Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB).
In order to be eligible for the SDVOSB designation, a business and its owner must meet specific criteria. Service-disabled veteran (SDV) means a veteran with a disability that is service-connected. A SDV must unconditionally own 51% of the company, must control the management and daily operations, and must hold the highest officer position.
Only after thorough vetting and official certification from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) is a business considered a SDVOSB. For Bac Si Controls, the achievement of this certification culminates a more than decade-long effort to reach this goal and a lifetime of service to the military and medical field for the company’s Founder and CEO, Jim Hunter