Office of General Services

New York State Office of General Services - Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development

Division of Service-Disabled Veterans'
Business Development

Find Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses

The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act, signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on May 12, 2014, allows eligible Veteran business owners to get certified as a New York State Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB). The goal of the Act is to encourage and support eligible SDVOBs to play a greater role in the state's economy by increasing their participation in New York State's contracting opportunities. The OGS Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development is responsible for certifying eligible SDVOBs, and assisting and promoting their participation in the state's procurement activities. Learn More: Division of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Development 2016 Mid-Year Report

If you would like to receive an excel file containing the current the List of NYS Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses and sign up to receive updates whenever we certify new businesses, please send a request to

Upcoming Events – Come Out and Meet Us!

October Events Date Time Location
NYS Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business Certification and Small Business Procurement Information October 5, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building located at 115 South Avenue, Rochester
Opening Doors to Government Contracting October 11, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. SUNY Polytechnic Student Center, 570 Horatio Street, Utica, NY 13502
Veterans in Economic Transition (Albany) October 24th & 25th 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Desmond Hotel, Albany, NY
Rochester Business Expo and Matchmaker October 26th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester, 70 State Street, Rochester, NY 14613
November Events Date Time Location
LaGuardia Small Business and Government Matchmaker November 6, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Con Edison Learning Center, 43-82 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101
SBDC Binghamton Veterans Fair November 9, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Double Tree by Hilton Binghamton, 225 Water Street, Binghamton, NY 13902
Veteran Contracting Session November 10, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Location to be announced
Veteran Contracting Session November 10, 2016 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monroe County Atrium, City Place Building, 50 West Main Street, Rochester
Nassau County Comptroller's 1st Annual Forum for Minority, Women, and Service-Disabled Veteran Business Owners November 15, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501

Certification Eligibility

What qualifies as a small business in New York State?
New York State small business minimum eligibility requirements:

If you have any questions about this eligibility requirement, contact OGS at 518-474-2015.

What Qualifies as “Significant Business Presence in New York State?”
As defined by the NYS SDVOB program rules and regulations, the business must be authorized to do business in New York State, and make a contribution to the New York State economy through:

Get Certified

  1. Download and fill-out the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification Application.
  2. Print-out and sign the application.
  3. Gather all supporting documentation, as specified in Part X of the application. Carefully review the instructions for each section in Part X (Parts X-A, X-B, X-C, X-D) to make sure you are submitting the correct supporting documents.
  4. Mail the application and supporting documents to the OGS Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development as specified in the Submission Instructions (page 9) in the application.
Certification FAQs

Find Business Opportunities

  1. Learn how New York State buys goods and services, and where to look for opportunities – download the definitive Guide to Doing Business With New York State.
  2. Register your business on the New York State Contract Reporter to receive email notifications of opportunities in your business area. The Contract Reporter is the official online publication of state contracting opportunities.

Compliance and Reporting Guidelines

For State Agencies:

For Contractors:


Division of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Development