Why use MellingMedical
At MellingMedical, we understand the distinct advantages for federal purchasers and medical suppliers offered by Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs).
The government-wide commitment to utilizing companies like ours in contracting is driven in large part by President Bush’s Executive Order 13360 from October 20, 2004 which focused on strengthening opportunities in Federal contracting and triggered the creation of a five-year strategic plan being executed by the Department of Defense.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Kingdomware decision, handed down in 2016, had a significant impact on federal contracting, particularly in the realm of healthcare equipment, supplies, and services. The case centered around the interpretation of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, which aimed to promote opportunities for veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) in federal contracting.
The Kingdomware decision clarified that the “Rule of Two” requirement under the Act is mandatory. The Rule of Two stipulates that if the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines that there are at least two qualified VOSBs or SDVOSBs capable of performing a specific contract, the VA must award the contract to a qualified VOSB or SDVOSB. This decision affirmed that the VA cannot use other procurement methods if there are at least two eligible veteran-owned businesses able to fulfill the contract requirements.
As a result, SDVOSBs offer a unique pathway into the federal healthcare system for vital medical equipment and supplies. In short, we align our customers with how the government executes its acquisition strategy.