VSBE Reporting Toolkit

This toolkit contains valuable information to
assist State agencies/departments with
the management and co​​​mpliance of the​
  Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise
(VSBE) Program.    

​​eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) is the only platform to verify vendors in the VSBE Program.

New Source For Federal Veteran Certification Searching

The federal Vets First CVE Verification Program known as VetBiz is no longer in operation. Responsibility for verifying the veteran status of small business owners at the federal level has been transferred to the U.S. Small Business Administration and is now called Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert).  
Effective immediately, the new site to search for federally certified veteran-owned small businesses is now https://veterans.certify.sba.gov/#home.
The state's Department of Veteran Affairs continues to perform veteran verifications for Maryland businesses through the eMMA platform. 


FY2024 VSBE Annual Report​ ​​​​​will be due 
October 1, 2024.
***Updated Templates for FY24 Coming Soon**

​This report is mandatory and must be submitted to: 
VSBE Report Instructions and Template:

VSBE Additional Reporting Document Tools:

Call 443-346-0717 if you have any questions or email danielle.davis2@maryland.gov. 


​​​​​FY2025 Socioeconomic Program Strategic Plan 

The FY2025 Strategic Plan​ is due on or before June 30, 2024.

All participating units shall submit a Strategic Plan to GOSBA each fiscal year. This mandatory report is submitted as a Google Form in a consolidated format with distinct MBE, SBR, and VSBE sections. The form uses logic to navigate you through the process. For those agencies that participate in all three programs, a PDF version of the form is provided below so you can coordinate your answers across multiple contributors.

Each agency should only submit one strategic plan. 

Consolidated Strategic Plan FY2025 Google Form Link

Consolidated Strategic Plan FY2025 PDF


   Please remember to answer questions thoroughly and in as much detail as possible.   

For questions, contact:
Karen Reyes

 ​FY2025 Procurement Forecast 

The FY2025 Procurement Forecast is due on or before June 30, 2024.

This data, which includes all projected purchases of $50,000 and above for the fiscal year. Keep in mind the forecast is provided to the public and serves as an important tool for the small, minority, women, and veteran business community. Please give the proper attention to this mandatory report by following the instructions and ​being thorough with your responses.                                                    

​FY2025 Procurement Forecast Instructions
 FY2025 Procurement Forecast Template​​

Forward completed reports to 


If you have any questions, you may contact
Lisa Mitchell Sennaar at lisa.sennaar@maryland.gov


A working knowledge of EXCEL is required to prepare the VSBE report. If you are not familiar with this software application, click here to access Microsoft training resources or visit The HUB, Maryland's Learning Management System (LMS), to access a catalog of training classes available to State employees.  

To assist agencies using Statewide FMIS, the following link to the ANSWERS database allows certain FMIS standard reports to be downloaded electronically. DoIT has just launched an updated and enhanced version of ANSWERS. You may need to create a new login and password.  Read the ​Announcement about the new and enhanced ANSWERS (May 2022for more information. 
​ANSWERS database for Statewide FMIS usershttps://net.md.gov/apps/answers/
DoIT Service Desk
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032


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