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New Applications for Veteran Verification and Reverifications Suspended for 30 Days

by Melanie Berman - May 23, 2018

In a special alert issued May 21, the Center for Verification and Evaluation suspended all incoming case applications in order to facilitate the transition to the new Vendor Information Page interface. The suspension of incoming cases will last for about 30 days and include both new applications and reverifications. 

On May 14, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and Center for Verification and Evaluation began the rollout of the new Vendor Information Page interface to support the Vets First Verification Program. Their main goal is to improve customer service as well as the overall verification experience. The VA will be focused on improving the online experience of veterans.

Future enhancements to the Vendor Information Page interface include, but are not limited to:

  • Single sign on login process
  • System for Award Management (SAM) registration and Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) validation will be automatic when the user inputs the DUNS and eliminates the veteran frustration when submitting applications with incorrect DUNS or incomplete SAM registration
  • New user specific dashboard capabilities and Veteran process enhancements to include:
    • Easier to upload tax returns
    • Ability to upload or create a resume
    • Easier to sign VA Form 0877
    • Ability to designate a representative to serve as proxy (only specific designated owners)
    • Ability to track all verification application information in one unified location/view
    • Ability to submit and track the status of Help Tickets
    • New calendar capability to view appointments with Case Analysts
    • Ability to automatically request/receive ten-day extensions for most document requests
    • Application audit submission feature to identify outstanding tasks requiring completion prior to submission

Once the Vendor Information Page (VIP) is up and running again you may contact your APAC Procurement Counselor for assistance in the veteran verification process. More information may be found at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/

Melanie Berman