WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will decide whether the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is complying with a law designed to increase the number of federal contracts awarded to small businesses owned by disabled veterans.
Continue Reading Below
The justices on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from Kingdomware Technologies Inc., a disabled veteran-owned contractor that says it should have been considered to provide services for VA medical centers.
Federal law requires the agency to use a bidding process if two or more disabled veteran-owned companies can offer service at a fair and reasonable price.
But a federal appeals court ruled that the agency did not have to follow that practice if it otherwise met the goal of awarding between 7 and 12 percent of all contracts to companies owned by disabled veterans.