• Q. Do I need to send all of the documents?

    A. Please submit all documents you have available. If you cannot provide one or more of the requested documents, you must provide a detailed letter of explanation (DLOE) telling why you cannot provide the requested document.

  • Q. What is a DUNS number?

    A. The Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is the unique identifier by which applications and contracts are processed.

  • Q. Why is my business required to have a DUNS number?

    A. The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA), Public Law 109-282, requires that information concerning entities receiving Federal contracts and sub-contracts be maintained in a single, searchable website.

  • Q. What happens if I cannot locate some of the documents or my state does not require it so I do not have the document?

    A. You must provide a detailed letter of explanation (DLOE) explaining why the document is not available.

  • Q. I am a start-up company so we do not have some of the requested documents such as prior year tax returns?

    A. Do not worry; we understand that start-up companies may not have all of the required business documents, including tax returns. Please provide all available information at the time of submission. For the documents unavailable at the time of submission, you must submit a detailed letter of explanation (DLOE) describing why the documents are not available.

  • Q. Are the documents I submit secure?

    A. Yes, your documents are stored on a secure VA server. Only authorized and cleared personnel are authorized to access these documents.

  • Q. How long will it take before I receive a decision?

    A. Verification determinations are issued as quickly as possible. By regulation, VA has sixty (60) days, when practicable, following the receipt of a "complete application" which is defined as receiving both a fully executed application and all required supporting documentation.

  • Q. How can I help speed the decision process for you?

    A. Make sure you have all of your required business documents for the Verification Program uploaded to VIP. Check the email address on file in VIP regularly for correspondence, as this is one of the main forms of communications from our Verifiers. If anyone requests information from you, respond immediately to avoid your application being placed on hold.