Missouri Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVE) 

A Service-Disabled Veteran is defined as any individual who is disabled as certified by the appropriate federal agency responsible for the administration of veteran’s affairs. 

To be eligible for certification as a Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVE) the business must meet the following criteria:

  • At least fifty-one (51) percent owned by one or more service-disabled veterans;
  • The service-disabled veteran(s) must be capable of exercising direct control over daily and long-term decisions regarding the management, policy and operations of the business;
  • Be doing business as a Missouri firm, corporation, or individual, or maintaining a Missouri office or place of business, and
  • The business must be organized as a for-profit business.

Pursuant to section 34.074, RSMo, and 1 CSR 40-1.050, the Division of Purchasing has a goal of awarding three (3) percent of all contracts for the performance of any job or service to qualified service-disabled veteran business enterprises (SDVEs).

In addition, a three (3) bonus point preference shall be granted to a bidder/offeror who meets the requirements of a SDVE on bids/proposals for the performance of any job or service, except for a no cost contract and any other exception provided for ( 1 CSR 40-1.050) and as approved by the Director of the Division of Purchasing. The three (3) percent goal can be met, and the bonus points obtained, by a qualified SDVE vendor in non-weighted and weighted criteria procurements and/or through the use of qualified subcontractors or suppliers in weighted criteria procurements that provide at least three (3) percent of the total contract value.

New Service-Disabled Veteran Enterprise (SDVE) vendors are required to complete an Initial Application and provide the necessary documentation regarding ownership, management, control, and veteran and service-connected disability verification. Find the application and instructions in the above link. 

An SDVE vendor may apply to renew certification every three years. 

Find the current list of certified Service-Disabled Veteran Enterprise (SDVE) vendors here.