Office Equal Opportunity News

The OEO Certifies 2nd Service-Disabled Veteran Business in its New Program!


The Office of Equal Opportunity added a second service-disabled veteran in its newly created Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program.  Community Waste Services obtained the SDV designation on re-certification and was a recent enrollee in the OEO’s local small business program.

On January 21, 2016, the Gainesville City Commission approved revisions to the General Government and Gainesville Regional Utilities Purchasing Policy. The changes are intended to increase the dollar amount of contracts between the City and small, minority and women-owned local businesses and included the addition of a Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program.

The SDV Program establishes local certification for service-disabled veteran businesses and is modeled after the State of Florida’s program. It creates a new category for businesses and provides exposure in an online directory available to internal departments and external stakeholders.

For more information about the Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program and changes to the General Government and Gainesville Regional Utility Purchasing Policy, please contact the OEO at (352) 334-5051