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Veteran Owned Business and SDVOSB Certifications in Indiana

Indiana (IN) Small Business Certification Programs: Below you’ll find Veteran Owned Business (VOB) Certification, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Certifications and Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE) Certification resources for the State of Indiana including certificate and verification programs at the county and city level. Let us know if there’s one missing!

State of Indiana Veteran Owned Business Certification:

Indiana Veteran Owned Small Business (IVOSB) Program:

Program Goal
    • Promote meaningful business opportunities for Indiana Veterans
    • Build productive partnerships
    • Create successful integration of Indiana veteran owned small businesses within the business infrastructure of the State of Indiana

Benefits of Certification

Businesses that are certified as an Indiana Veteran Owned Small Business will affect the award process for state purchases.

Solicitations under $75,000

In solicitations under $75,000, IVOSB Prime Contractors can claim a Price Preference of 15% (Indiana Small Business Price Preference).

The IVOSB Prime Contractor must meet the definition from IC 5-22-14-3.5.

Solicitations over $75,000

In solicitations over $75,000, prime Contractors will be encouraged to utilize IVOSB subcontractors to meet goal participation. IVOSB subcontractors must provide goods/services specific to the contract and provide a letter to the prime contractor verifying IVOSB certification.



IVOSB subcontractors are required to submit subcontractor receivable information into the State of Indiana Pay Audit System for monitoring of prime contractor payment commitments.

Business Eligibility

In order to be certified/registered as an Indiana Veteran Owned Small Business, a business must be an Indiana business registered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or through the State of Indiana registration process (see below).

IVOSB Program Requirements

When registering as an IVOSB, eligible businesses must select one of the two options to complete the registration process.

Register with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Businesses Headquartered in Indiana

The State recognizes VA OSDBU certifications for Indiana Veteran Businesses so there is no need to complete a state application.

However, if you want to be added into the IVOSB Directory, submit a Indiana VOSB application and a verification of your VA OSDBU certification.

Businesses Headquartered Outside Indiana

The State does not recognize VA OSDBU certifications for Businesses headquartered outside Indiana. Business headquartered outside Indiana can apply for IVOSB certification by completing the Indiana VOSB application and providing the required documents.

Outside businesses are only eligible for IVOSB certification if they meet one of the following criteria:
  • Pays the majority of its payroll (in dollar volume) to residents of Indiana
  • Employs Indiana residents as a majority of its employees
  • Makes a significant capital investment in Indiana

On the state application, outside businesses must identify which criteria qualifies them as an Indiana business.  The Indiana Department of Administration may request additional information to confirm eligibility based on the chosen criteria.

Register Directly with the State of Indiana IVOSB Program

Businesses Headquartered in Indiana

Businesses headquartered in Indiana that are not certified through VA OSDBU, can apply for IVOSB certification by completing the Indiana VOSB application and providing the required documents.

Businesses Headquartered Outside Indiana

Businesses headquartered outside Indiana can apply for IVOSB certification by completing the Indiana VOSB application and providing the required documents.

Outside businesses are only eligible for IVOSB certification if they meet one of the following criteria:
  • Pays the majority of its payroll (in dollar volume) to residents of Indiana
  • Employs Indiana residents as a majority of its employees
  • Makes a significant capital investment in Indiana

On the state application, outside businesses must identify which criteria qualifies them as an Indiana business.  The Indiana Department of Administration may request additional information to confirm eligibility based on the chosen criteria.

Indiana Code IC 5-22-14-2.5 defines Veteran as
  • An Individual who has previously served on active duty in any branch of the armed forces of the United States or their reserves, in the National Guard, or in the Indiana National Guard; and received an honorable discharge from service.
  • Or an Individual who is currently serving in any branch of the armed forced of the United States or their reserves, the National Guard or the Indiana National Guard.



The above state certification information was brought to you by Veteran Owned Business. Veteran Owned Business is in no way affiliated with the above organization(s). We do not in any way endorse the above business/organization or guarantee the above news/press release. The Veteran Owned Business Project is simply providing information we feel is of interest to veterans, active duty military, reservists, service disabled veterans, veteran owned businesses, service disabled veteran owned businesses, families of veterans, families of our armed forces and any other person or persons directly or indirectly involved with the United States military community.

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