Kudos goes out to Indiana Governor Mike Pence for recently signing (starts July 1, 2013) a new Executive Order requiring state to procure “at least” 3% of state contracts with Veteran Owned Businesses!
Governor Mike Pence signed SEA 564 (PDF) on April 25, 2013, expanding veteran-owned small business opportunities in Indiana. The law is effective July 1, 2013
SEA 564 codifies Governor Pence’s Executive Order 13-04, requiring the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA) to procure at least 3 percent of state contracts with veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs). It also requires IDOA to adopt rules, develop policies and set forth guidelines regarding contracting opportunities for VOSBs. IDOA must report annually the percentage of state contracts with Hoosier VOSBs. Finally, SEA 564 allows the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to assist in various aspects of the VOSB initiative, including maintaining a list of Indiana VOSBs, assisting VOSBs with bidding procedures and compliance, and simplifying specifications and contract terms to increase opportunities for VOSB participation.
Future updates will be posted to the Veterans’ Affairs, and on the web pages of the following IDOA Divisions: Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises and Procurement. Veteran-owned small businesses should check for updates July 1. In the meantime, please get a head start by becoming an Indiana vendor though the IDOA procurement web site.
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