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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 Suite of Services

Stay Safe Solutions offers medical and laboratory 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 facility, whether it be a hospital or aircraft carrier. REQUEST A QUOTE NOW!
  • Completely sterilizes COVID-19, Ebola and Other Pandemics
  • Eliminates transportation risks through vulnerable neighborhoods and communities
  • Environmentally sustainable
  • No special permits
  • Deemed effective and safe in all 50 states


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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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.