On April 2, 2019, PilieroMazza submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ proposed rule issued on February 1, 2019, RIN 2900-AQ21—VA Acquisition Regulation: Competition Requirements.

Our firm represents small businesses operating across the government contracting spectrum, and many of these companies are SDVOSBs verified to participate in VA’s “Veterans First Contracting Program.” In representing these firms and working with VA, we have received numerous comments from our clients and have become familiar with how VA and the VA Acquisition Regulation implement the “Vets First” mandate under the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006. We believe SDVOSBs and VOSBs, as well as VA contracting officers, will benefit from the clarity this rulemaking provides and the further strengthening of the “Vets First” requirements in the VAAR when conducting procurements. Read our full comments here.