One of the benefits of having served and/or fought for this country is being given preferential treatment for federal contracts to a business owned by a veteran, whether located here in Florida or elsewhere in the country. Federal laws are in place that require federal agencies to ensure that veteran-owned companies receive this benefit. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court entered a business litigation ruling that bolsters the position of these businesses when it comes to bidding for federal contracts.
According to the law, anytime two or more businesses that are owned by veterans are willing to offer a reasonable and fair price to provide services to a federal agency, a bidding process must take place. It is this "rule of two" that came under scrutiny in a lawsuit filed by an out-of-state company. The suit claimed that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) failed to use the prescribed bidding process as dictated by this law.