Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Assistance
(Effective on all procurement solicitations 1/12/2012 and forward)
A Davidson County Service-Disabled Veteran owned business is any business owned by any person who served honorably in active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States with at least a twenty percent (20%) disability that is service-connected meaning that such disability was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in the active military, naval or air service.
Davidson County Service-Disabled Veteran owned means a service-disabled owned business that is a continuing, independent, for profit business located in Davidson County that performs a commercially useful function, and
- is at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by one (1) or more service-disabled owned veterans;
- In the case of a business solely owned by (1) service-disabled veteran and such person’s spouse, is at least fifty percent (50) owned and controlled by the service-disabled veteran; or
- In the case of any publicly owned business, at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the stock of which is owned and controlled by one (1) or more service-disabled veteran and whose management and daily business operations are under the control of one (1) or more service-disabled veteran.
Metro will confirm the status of Service Disabled Veterans through the receipt of a certificate from the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise, which demonstrates that such business is a bona fide Service Disabled Veteran owned business.
Procurement incentives are awarded for the use of Service Disabled Veteran businesses. Those incentives are identified in the procurement solicitation. When suppliers seeking to do business either are a Service Disabled Veteran business or commit to using Service Disabled Veteran businesses, they receive an evaluated preference.