Currently, there are a total of 1,429 DOA-certified businesses in Wisconsin that are covered by this executive order.
“Streamlining the process for state certification will help these businesses save money by eliminating needless administrative costs associated with repeated certifications,” said Governor Walker. “This is just another step to help create an economic environment that allows the private sector to create more jobs.”
A business that is already certified by federal or local government will now be able to have all of their application requirements and procedures for state business certification waived if DOA determines that the agency that certified the business has a certification procedure that is substantially equivalent to its own.
The Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (DVB) Program was enacted in 2010, and was created to assist disabled veteran-owned businesses effectively participate in the State of Wisconsin Procurement process. Currently, there are 12 certified disabled veteran-owned businesses in Wisconsin. The purpose of the DVB Program is to increase the opportunity for disabled veteran-owned businesses to sell their products and services to the State of Wisconsin. A certified disabled veteran business is eligible for: a 5 percent bid preference on state purchases and contracts; a low-bid waiver on state contracts; and to be listed in the State of Wisconsin Directory of Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses, which is circulated to state agency and University of Wisconsin System purchasing agents, and corporate buyers throughout the U.S.