National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement

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About National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement

The National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) is the country’s first-ever program to train veteran service-disabled and veteran owned small businesses to succeed in the federal contracting market.

VIP is offered at no cost to participants. The Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) funds this program through a public-private partnership made up of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), support from the State of Maryland and Montgomery County, and private sponsorships. Click here to support VIP by making a donation.

​The VIP classes are offered to one executive from each of the enrolled veteran-owned businesses. Class size is limited to 50 individuals. VIP enrollment is open to Veteran-owned businesses nationwide.

VIP Graduates have an average of 7 years in business and 16 employees, 81% are SDVOSB, 40% 8(a), 53% minority-owned, 15% woman-owned, and 10.5% HUBZone.

The October 2015 VIP session celebrated a milestone achievement of graduating its 500th VIP. Since the program launched in 2009, VIP has graduated 546 veteran-owned businesses from 37 states, Washington D.C., and Guam. Click here for a recap of the October 2015 VIP Session!

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VIP Success Stories:

One Year out survey Statistics for VIP graduates from October 2014:

The Alumni One Year Out Statistics are:

  • Total Survey participants: 220 VIPS
  • Total Number of Jobs created: 2585
  • Total Average % increase in Revenue: 51%
  • Total Average % of VIPs Changed the way they do Business: 81%

Other Alumni Grad Statistics

  • Average of 7 years in business
  • Average of 16 employees
  • 81% are service-disabled veteran-owned
  • 40% are small-disadvantaged 8(a)
  • 53% are minority-owned
  • 15% are woman-owned
  • 10.5% are HUBZone