Michigan has a special commitment to veterans with service-connected disabilities who bid on State of Michigan contracts.
Under Public Act 91 of 2005, businesses owned by qualified service-disabled veterans get up to a 10% pricing preference. "Service-connected disability" is defined as a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service as described in 38 USC 101(16). "Qualified" means a business entity that is 51% or more owned by one or more veterans with a service-connected disability.
PA 91 also establishes a goal of awarding 3% of total state expenditures for goods, services, and construction to qualified service-disabled veteran-owned companies. PA 133 of 2008 has now raised that goal to 5%.
The DTMB-Procurement SDVOB Memo explains the application of the pricing preference.
Review the DTMB-Procurement FAQ Sheet for commonly asked questions:
Phone calls and emails are welcome:
Jenni Riehle, 517-284-7023, Riehlej2@michigan.gov
Genevieve Hayes, 517-284-7014, HayesG2@michigan.gov
VetBizCentral - A non-profit organization located in mid-Michigan, VetBizCentral serves the entire state as well as northern parts of Indiana and Ohio with a wide array of free business support services exclusively for veterans.
- Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) - PTACs of Michigan are regional not-for-profit organizations, which assist Michigan businesses in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts.