January 1, 2023, is the date when the certification process for veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) will be transferred from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to the Small Business Administration (SBA). Previously, entities seeking SDVOSB contracts with agencies other than the VA could self-certify their status. For VA contracts, VOSBs and SDVOSBs had to be verified through the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation. As of January 1, the SBA will now oversee responsibility for the certification of VOSBs and SDVOSBs and certification will be required for SDVOSBs seeking to participate in set-aside government contracts. 

Source: JD Supra.com