SDVOSBs like JCL ENTERPRISES GROUP are a part of an élite federal set-aside program that makes our company a priority distributor to all federal government agencies. By Federal Law**, government agencies must allocate a certain percentage of their purchasing dollars to businesses under each of the federal set-aside programs. Agencies are also incentivized to buy from set-asides by a rating system.




In short, partnering with an JCL:

  • Grants you DIRECT access to the federal marketplace
  • Fast tracks the contracting process
  • Drastically improves your chances of winning contracts
  • Reduces competition

JCL is not only Veteran owned and operated, we are also staffed by a talented team with over 50 years of combined experience in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare market. JCL is closely aligned and understand the needs of The US Department of Veterans Affairs. We work every day to serve them.


Benefits Of Partnering With Federal Set-Aside Program Participant

SDVOSBs are given important preferential treatment in government purchasing. The most significant of these preferences is found at the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Under the VETERANS FIRST program, the VA is required set aside contract opportunities for SDVOSBs.  Provisions found in the Simplified Acquisition Procedures authorize contracting officers governmentwide to issue SDVOSBs sole-source contracts up yo $250,000**. In 2019, the government aimed to award 3% of prime contracts to SDVOSBs. The government surpassed that goal in Fiscal Year 2019 and awarded 4.39% of all contracts to SDVOSB organizations. These contracts were worth more than $22 billion. Other benefits include:

  • Contracts

    Sole source contracts with no competition, and reduced administrative and contracting time for faster awards

  • Bids

    Stackable and targeted bids are allowed

  • Exposure

    Expands your exposure to additional sources of revenue

  • Incentives

    Corporate tax incentives reduce tax liabilities for companies partnering with SDVOSBs, which supply labor or services to a project funded with federal or state grants or loans

Our Services

JCL’s services are most often all-inclusive but can easily be tailored to meet your unique needs. We offer licensed distribution services, in-house customer service, contract management, warehousing, salesforce advisement, and consulting. Learn more about our capabilities

JCL is always looking for opportunities to bring quality essential and/or cutting-edge medical/surgical supplies and pharmaceuticals to the federal government. Our partnership model is simple; when you win, we win. If you have ever wondered if your products would be a good fit for this market, contact us



What Sets Us Apart

  • Full-suite of services tailored to meet your specific needs
  • Registered vendor at over 2000 government facilities
  • SDVOSB leverage for winning government contracts and sales
  • Over 50 years of combined experience
  • Contract management is included
  • We track compliance and procurement update

How it works

Our Partnership Strategy is Simple: It’s Win-Win.

  • We fast-track your access to government sales by putting your products on our contract for VA’s, the DoD, DLA, and other government agencies
  • We work with you to establish your cost of goods and strategic price points
  • We act as the vendor for your products to all federal agencies
  • We leverage our SDVOSB status to help Governments meet their purchase requirements
  • We search government awards systems such as the System for Acquisition Management (SAM) and place bids on your behalf
  • We provide personalized, in-house customer service for you and the end customer

Why Partner with a Small Business

As a smaller business, JCL provides flexibility and creativity in our business solutions. We are agile and can make swift course corrections both in the proposal phase and throughout implementation. Smaller companies have less red-tape to work through and a tighter chain of command, meaning faster turn-around times and exceptional customer service.

JCL ENTERPRISES GROUP does the work of keeping up with the latest developments in government contracting and compliance. No matter where you are starting, JCL is the expert you need to streamline and take the guesswork out of government sales.




** FAR 6.206 Set-asides for service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.

    (a) To fulfill the statutory requirements relating to the Veterans Benefits Act of2003 (15 U.S.C.657f), contracting officers may set-aside solicitations to allow only service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns to compete (see 19.1405).

      (b) No separate justification or determination and findings are required under this part to set aside a contract action for service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.

** FAR 13.003 Policy.

      (a) Agencies shall use simplified acquisition procedures to the maximum extent practicable for all purchases of supplies or services not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold (including purchases at or below the micro-purchase threshold). This policy does not apply if an agency can meet its requirement using-

           (1) Required sources of supply under part  8 (e.g., Federal Prison Industries, Committee for Purchase from People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled, and Federal Supply Schedule contracts);

           (2) Existing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts; or

           (3) Other established contracts.

      (b) (1) Acquisitions of supplies or services that have an anticipated dollar value above the micro-purchase threshold, but at or below the simplified acquisition threshold, shall be set aside for small business concerns (see 19.000, 19.203, and subpart 19.5).

           (2) The contracting officer may make an award to a small business concern under the-

                (i) 8(a) Program (see subpart 19.8);

                (ii) Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program (but see 19.1305 and 19.1306(a)(4));

                (iii) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Program (see subpart 19.14); or

                (iv) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program (see subpart  19.15).

           (3) The following contracting officer’s decisions for acquisitions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold are not subject to review under subpart 19.4:

                (i) A decision not to make an award under the 8(a) Program.

                (ii) A decision not to set aside an acquisition for HUBZone small business concerns, service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, or EDWOSB concerns and WOSB concerns eligible under the WOSB Program.

           (4) Each written solicitation under a set-aside shall contain the appropriate provisions prescribed by part 19. If the solicitation is oral, however, information substantially identical to that in the provision shall be given to potential quoters.

      (c) (1) The contracting officer shall not use simplified acquisition procedures to acquire supplies and services if the anticipated award will exceed-

                (i) The simplified acquisition threshold; or

                (ii) $7.5 million ($15 million for acquisitions as described in 13.500(c)), including options, for acquisitions of commercial items using subpart  13.5.

** FAR 19.1406 Sole source awards to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.

      (a) A contracting officer shall consider a contract award to a SDVOSB concern on a sole source basis (see 6.302-5(b)(6)), before considering small business set-asides (see 19.203 and subpart 19.5) provided none of the exclusions of 19.1404 apply and—

           (1) The contracting officer does not have a reasonable expectation that offers would be received from two or more service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns;

           (2) The anticipated award price of the contract, including options, will not exceed-

                (i) $7 million for a requirement within the NAICS codes for manufacturing; or

                (ii) $4 million for a requirement within any other NAICS code;

           (3) The requirement is not currently being performed by an 8(a) participant under the provisions of subpart  19.8 or has been accepted as a requirement by SBA under subpart  19.8;

           (4) The service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern has been determined to be a responsible contractor with respect to performance; and

           (5) Award can be made at a fair and reasonable price.

      (b) The SBA has the right to appeal the contracting officer’s decision not to make a service-disabled veteran-owned small business sole source award.