march, 2017

21mar10:00 am12:30 pmEvent OverSmall Business Workshop: Selling to the Government/SWaM Certification Update - Virginia Beach Central LibrarySelling Your Goods or Services to the State of Virginia!

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Selling to the Government: eVA is Virginia’s online, electronic procurement system. This web-based vendor registration and purchasing system allows state agencies, colleges, universities and many local governments to use eVA to conduct all purchasing and sourcing activities for goods and services. Learn how eVA can be used to identify the right business opportunities & government buyers, as well as information on B2B Connect (Business-to-Business Connect), a new feature that helps businesses interested in Virginia contracting opportunities meet, connect & collaborate!

– Purchasing in the Commonwealth – A Vendor’s Perspective
– How buyers use the eVA system to “shop.”
– Navigating eVA’s Free Public Reports
– Live demo and walk thru of eVA’s Public Reports

Presented by: Kim Madison, Marketing & Outreach, eVA Bureau, Division of Purchases & Supply, Virginia Department of General Services

SWaM Certification Overview: Informational overview on the certification process and the type of certifications available to eligible small, women-, and minority-owned businesses who wish to participate in the SWaM Procurement initiative provided by Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity.

Learn how the SBSD also works collaboratively with numerous state agencies to collect procurement data and provide statistical analyses and reports regarding the Commonwealth’s procurement of goods and services from SWaM vendors and …. Get a preview of the new SWaM Certification Portal and enhancements that will be available to vendors!

Presented by: Angela Barber, Business Services Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity – Hampton Roads

Hosted by: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

No Fee. Advanced registration is required.


(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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