Washington State Veteran/ Servicemember Owned Business Certification


WHY GET CERTIFIED? 1. State Agencies are looking for Certified Veteran Owned Businesses to meet their 5% Purchasing Goal. 2. Certified Businesses may be eligible for the Veteran Linked Deposit Program which can reduce the business loan interest rate up to 2%. 3. Certified Businesses are displayed on the Department of Veterans Affairs public website HOW DO I GET CERTIFIED AS A VETERAN OR SERVICE MEMBER OWNED BUSINESS? WDVA and WEBS (Washington’s Electronic Business Solution) have teamed up to streamline the registration and certification process for vendors who want to do business with Washington State agencies or municipalities. First register your business in WEBS (https://fortress.wa.gov/ga/webs/home.html) then send in your certification documentation. Certification is free and requires only basic veteran discharge status and business information to complete. •Proof of honorable veteran or currently serving status, •Proof of 51% ownership, •Proof the business is a Washington State Enterprise