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VA Direct Access Program - Veterans Evaluation Services - Clinician Recruitment for Veteran Disability Evaluations - Virtual Scheduled 1on1s

VA Direct Access Program - Veterans Evaluation Services - Clinician Recruitment for Veteran Disability Evaluations - Virtual Scheduled 1on1s

U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Direct Access Program


Veterans Evaluation Services (VES)

Virtual Scheduled 1on1s

Clinician Recruitment for Veteran Disability Evaluations

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET (by confirmed invitation only)
Virtual Format: Powered by Cisco Webex, audio and video-enabled
Deadline to register for consideration: 3:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 4, 2022


  • You will need a DS Logon or account to enter the Vet Biz portal to begin the registration process.
  • Completing registration does not guarantee a 1-on-o1 session with VES
  • Selection and appointment scheduling are at the sole discretion of VES
  • Firms that are selected will receive communications from VES
  • Your registration is only for consideration to be selected by VES for a limited number of 20-minute virtual meetings
  • You must fully complete your profile, upload your capability statement and click "Submit" to begin the meeting consideration process 
  • VES is the sole decision-maker regarding companies that are selected to meet with its representatives

The Virtual 1-on-1 event is a follow-on to the December 15th Business Opportunity Session. Background information, including the session recording and slide presentation can be found at: 

Selected firms will participate in a virtual 1-on-1 meeting which will entail a video and audio interaction with VES representatives. If your company is selected by VES for an appointment you will receive additional correspondence from the Hosts and the Direct Access Program no later than January 12, 2022.

Veterans Evaluation Services, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Direct Access Program, will host a virtual 1-on-1 event.

Company Opportunities
Veterans Evaluation Services (VES) seeks small businesses and clinicians to perform Veterans disability evaluations. While VES knows that our Veterans rely on the expertise and therapy from acupuncturists, chiropractors, counselors, physical and massage therapists, VES is contractually prohibited from credentialing these providers for disability evaluations.

Business Sectors
Allied Health
Healthcare Practitioners

Applicable NAICS
Veterans Evaluation Services is interested in small businesses and clinicians with operations in the the following NAICS.

6213Offices of Other Health Practitioners
621320Offices of Optometrists
621340Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
621399Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners
6211Offices of Physicians
621111Offices of Physicians
621112Offices of Physicians, Mental Health Specialists
6212Offices of Dentists
621210Offices of Dentists
621493Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical and Emergency Centers

Veterans Evaluation Services is seeking small businesses and clinicians with the following capabilities.

  • Highly motivated to assist Veterans
  • Skilled in their field
  • Moderate to highly proficient computer skills
  • Available at least two days per month to see in-person Veteran exams
  • Active, unrestricted license and a clear background check
  • Board certification is preferred
  • Nurse practitioners must follow state guidelines regarding collaborative agreements
  • General medical and traumatic brain injury evaluators are not required to have clinic space, but it is helpful
  • Audiology, dental, optometry/ophthalmology must have an ADA compliant exam space

Desired Federal Socio-Economic Classifications
Veterans Evaluation Services is interested in small businesses and clinicians with the following statuses

  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  • Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone)
  • 8(a)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
  • Minority-Owned

About Veterans Evaluation Services

As a Veteran founded business, we care deeply about our mission. Veterans Evaluation Services (VES) partners with the Department of Veterans Affairs to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.” We serve Veterans by conducting disability exams for conditions that are a direct result of or aggravated by their time in the military, allowing them to obtain hard-earned benefits in service to our country. VES supports 6,000 active providers serving more than 750,000 Veterans every year. Together, we can fulfill President Lincoln’s promise. We look forward to serving Veterans around the world in partnership with you.

If you have questions about the virtual event, please contact the Direct Access Program by email at or by phone at 202-461-4694.


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Please note: Content on this Web page is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal advice or to be a comprehensive statement or analysis of application statures, regulations, and case law governing this topic. Rather, it's a plain language summary. If you are seeking claims assistance, your local VA regional office, a VA-recognized Veterans Service Organization, or a VA-accredited attorney or agent can help.