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Town of Hempstead announces VOSB and SDVOB preference proposal
Published on 07/20/2018

The Town of Hempstead in Long Island, New York has announced a proposal to grant a contracting preference to local veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) and local service-disabled veteran-owned businesses (SDVOBs).

According to the official press release from the town, the proposal would grant VOSBs and SDVOBs located in Nassau County a 7.5 percent preference in the awarding of public contracts, relative to the next overall lowest bidder, provided that that bidder is located outside of Nassau County.

"We are aiming to expand opportunities, and in many cases help ease the transition to civilian life for our brave service men and women," said Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen. "Service to our country deserves to be rewarded."

To receive the preference, local VOSBs and SDVOBs will have to already registered as such with either the federal government or with the State of New York. It has been noted that a high amount of such businesses are already located in the area (consisting of some 11,000 veteran-owned firms), due in part to the fact that many veterans have long called called the Town of Hempstead (and Levittown within Hempstead) home, dating back to the end of World War II.

Read more about the Town of Hempstead's VOSB / SDVOB proposal at https://toh.li/press-releases/2036-hempstead-town-announces-proposal-granting-local-and-disabled-veteran-owned-businesses-preference-to-public-contracts

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