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DVBE Participation

The Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) program requires that California governmental agencies and regulated companies and utilities that award contracts for goods and services strive to expend not less than 3 percent of the cumulative value of all of their contracts on DVBE firms (3 percent goal). The citizens of the State of California honor their service-disabled veterans by having them benefit financially from doing business with the State. The DVBE program directs California governmental entities and regulated companies and utilities to procure goods and services from firms, such as Stay Safe Solutions, Inc., that have been certified as meeting the strict DVBE eligibility criteria required by law. Most bid opportunities also include at least a 3 percent DVBE participation requirement. Stay Safe Solutions can help your firm win your bid and meet your Commercially Useful Function (CUF) DVBE participation requirement.

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Stay Safe Solutions is your complete source for all your personal protective equipment, laboratory, medical, hardware / MRO (including pesticides), promo and office/jansan product needs. In addition to being the only SB/DVBE listed on the NASPO contract for laboratory supplies, we provide an extensive selection of police, military, correctional, emergency services, and security company equipment and gear. We carry products from the leading manufacturers that you need to protect you, your family, do your job effectively and Stay Safe. We know you will be pleased with our selection, value, and service.

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Stay Safe Solutions offers medical, laboratory, research and educational facilities a comprehensive suite of services consisting of on-site medical waste sterilization and disposal, secure document destruction and disposal, secure document imaging and storage, and secure data elimination and disposal for hard drives, tapes, solid state and flash. Combined with our business center (postal, shipping and printing), Stay Safe Solutions provides up to five (5) complete services in one location, on-site at each individual medical, or laboratory, research or educational facility, whether it be a hospital or aircraft carrier. REQUEST A QUOTE NOW! REQUEST A QUOTE NOW!
 
  • ONLY on-site waste treatment system in the marketplace that guarantees complete sterilization of all waste for all processing cycles. This includes COVID-19, Ebola and all other bacteria, viruses and spores.
  • Complete sterilization on-site eliminates the risk of transporting untreated waste on public roadways passing through vulnerable neighborhoods and communities.
  • Environmentally sustainable. Macerates the waste while it is being sterilized so that the volume of the processed waste is reduced up to 90% while its weight is reduced by up to 50%. This significantly reduces the burden on landfills.
  • Complete sterilization on-site eliminates the risk of increased disposal costs when the volume of waste spikes due to a pandemic. On-site treatment eliminates worries about cost increases and where to store the untreated waste awaiting removal or transport over public roadways. A patient being treated for COVID-19 generates exponentially greater amounts of Regulated Medical Waste (a.k.a., “Infectious Waste”) than a normal hospital patient. Everything in the patient’s room and everything they come into contact with is assumed to be infectious medical waste.
  • No special permits
  • Deemed effective and safe in all 50 states
  • Streamlined acquisition through VA Schedule 65IIA.

STAY SAFE SOLUTIONS IS A LEADING DISABLED VETERAN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DVBE) AND SMALL BUSINESS (SB) THAT PROVIDES GOODS AND SERVICES FOR STATE, FEDERAL, AND OTHER MANDATED DVBE/SB/SDVOSB PARTICIPATION.


Service-disabled veterans and small businesses are the only groups that currently receive targeted opportunities for California’s billions of dollars in annual contract awards. Our mission is to use our significant bid preferences and bid incentives to help make your business or agency successful.

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COVID-19 National Emergency: The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has increased the micro-purchase threshold from $10,000 to $20,000 for crisis related goods / services within the U.S. ($30,000 outside the U.S.) during the COVID-19 National Emergency. The simplified acquisition threshold is raised to $750,000 for domestic purchases and $1.5 million for purchases outside the United States. OMB further directs that agencies may use simplified acquisition procedures for purchases up to $13 million for commercial items to support the response effort.
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The General Services Administration (GSA) announced Friday, July 3, that it had chosen Amazon.com, Inc., Overstock.com, Inc., and Fisher Scientific Inc., to develop portals to sell products such as office supplies to federal agencies, opening up a new multi million dollar revenue stream for the firms and their diversity suppliers, such as Stay Safe Solutions, Inc. The GSA has said the project, known as the Commercial Platforms Initiative, is intended to streamline the federal government’s Byzantine acquisition process by making it, faster, cheaper and more transparent. Amazon approached Stay Safe Solutions in late 2019 in their effort to prepare third party diversity resellers for inclusion in this initiative. Government buyers can now use these e-marketplaces for purchases up to $10,000 or less. The federal government spends about $6 billion annually on these kinds of small purchases according to GSA data. Stay Safe Solutions has added Essendant / Staples, ORS Nasco and True Value Hardware catalogs to Amazon’s e-commerce platforms, and is developing catalogs with other manufacturers / distributors to prepare for this three-year pilot project opening up a potentially lucrative new revenue stream for the firm.

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SB / DVBE Option

All California state agencies and departments (per Government Codes 14838.5 and 14838.7) may use a streamlined procurement process known as the SB / DVBE Option by contracting directly with a California-certified Small Business (SB) or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) for goods, services and information technology valued for $5,001.01 to $249,999 (or up to $333,000 for public works contracts) after obtaining price quotes from at least two SBs or two DVBEs.  The SB / DVBE Option significantly increases SB and DVBE opportunity to access and compete for billions in state contracting opportunities.  The SB / DVBE Option is the fastest and least expensive procurement process in comparison to other state procurement methods.  The SB / DVBE Option can amount to 90-days in time savings cost reduction / avoidance and include:  no advertising, a minimum of only two bids required, potential one-day contract award, no protest, flexible, and convenient.

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Governor Newsom signed AB 1533 on July 1, 2019, allowing San Joaquin County to join 11 other counties in expanding and increasing service-disabled veteran business procurement preferences and incentives. AB 2762, Chapter 654, statutes of 2018, established special small business and disabled veteran business procurement policies for local agencies in 11 of California’s 58 counties (including Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Los Angeles, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma). The procurement preferences and incentives include construction contracts, the procurement of goods, or the delivery of services. The addition of San Joaquin brings the total to twelve of California’s 58 counties honoring their service-disabled veterans by having them benefit financially from doing business with their counties.

The VA has recently confirmed that micro-purchases (current $10,000 threshold) are now subject to VETS First and the Rule of Two.  This prioritizes an additional $5 billion in annual procurements for SDVOSB.

The VA is planning to award at least 15% percent of its total contract dollars to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) and 17% to veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs). Stay Safe Solutions qualifies for both categories.

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In a recent, unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court said the VA MUST set-aside contracts for SDVOSBs and VOSBs if the agency finds two or more firms in those categories can do the work. The VA MUST first consider SDVOSBs and VOSBs (in that order) before other small business program preferences.

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulates services and utilities, including electricity, natural gas, railroad, rail transit, passenger transportation, telecommunications, and drinking water.  California law requires these regulated companies that provide California citizens access to safe and reliable utility infrastructure and services to include service-disabled veteran companies in their procurement and contracting activities.

These targeted procurement inclusions allow Stay Safe Solutions to help you increase your sales in these significant marketplaces.