This post was written by Joelle E.K. Laszlo and Gunjan Talati.

Two bid protest decisions issued late last year have upheld the Department of Veterans Affairs’ practice of purchasing from Federal Supply Schedule contractors without the need to consider setting aside such purchases for veteran-owned small businesses, or service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. As a result, businesses of all shapes and sizes may wish to consider getting “on the schedule” so as to benefit from its competitive advantage, while it lasts.

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