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


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.

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Upcoming Events 

Event Date Time Location
15th Annual Elite SDVOB National Conference August 15-17, 2018 Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
New York State Fair Armed Forces Day August 30, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. New York State Fair, Syracuse
20th Annual Bronx Business Opportunities Expo September 6, 2018 9:30am – 2:30pm Metropolitan College of NY, 459 East 148th Street, 2nd Floor Bronx, NY 10455
Greater New York Chamber of Commerce Business Expo September 21, 2018 9:00am – 3:00pm NY Hilton Midtown Hall of America’s 1335 6th Avenue, NYC
NAEP 2018 Upstate NY Regional Conference October 2-5, 2018   Albany Marriott, Albany NY
2018 Veterans Expo & Matchmaker October 24, 2018 7:00am – 3:00pm Holiday Inn Downtown, 70 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614
VETCON 2018 November 27-28, 2018 TBA Desmond Hotel, 660 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany, NY 12211

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 a 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 

Agency Guidance

Agency/Authority Reporting Forms

Solicitation/Contract Documents

Contractor Reporting Forms

Division Reports


Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development