National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement

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.

Find out more about the VIP programs: 

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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View the VIP Program in Action video!

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