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Notices of Proposed Cancellation

For businesses that are already verified by the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), hopefully your next interaction with the CVE will be when you go through reverification  at your two-year mark.

Sometimes, however, you might find yourself the subject of cancellation proceedings – the process of removing a business’s “verified” status from the VetBiz registry and rendering it ineligible to participate in the Veterans First Contracting Program. This starts with receiving a Notice of Proposed Cancellation from the CVE.

If you receive a Notice of Proposed Cancellation from the CVE, first and foremost, don’t panic! You will have thirty calendar days to craft your response, and sometimes it can be simple as, “here are the documents you asked for during your audit that we did not provide right away.”

If it is not as simple as that, it is a matter of convincing the CVE that the reasons for cancellation cited in the Notice of Proposed Cancellation either do not exist, or that cancellation is not warranted. Whether a cancellation will issue is dependent on the individual facts, and it is your job to show the CVE that based on the facts, your business should retain its verified status.

As an attorney experienced in responding to Notices of Proposed Cancellation, I can help put forth the clearest and strongest argument in favor of your business staying verified. If you have further questions about VetBiz Notices of Proposed Cancellation or would like to inquire about my services in this area, please contact me at or (703) 552-3220. (This subject is also addressed in my Guidebook).

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