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september, 2017

07sep9:00 am5:00 pmeVA Training and SWaM Clinic - ODU, Women's Business Center, NorfolkOne on One Counseling SessionsRegion:Hampton Roads - Eastern Shore

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eVA Training 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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

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!

  • Session 1:
    • Introduction to Purchasing in the Commonwealth—A Vendor’s Perspective
    • How buyers use the eVA system to “shop.”
  • Session 2:
    • Navigating eVA’s Free Public Reports
    • Live demo and walk thru of eVA’s Public Reports

To learn more about eVA, go to:


Presented by: Etta A. Henry, CPPO, CPPB, CUPO, VCCO, VCO; Old Dominion University, Procurement Services

ODU Procurement and the Virginia Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals

SWaM Certification Clinic 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

(One-on-One Sessions in the Conference Room)

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

The Certification Division is responsible for the administration of Virginia’s business certification programs. Its mission is to ensure only bona fide Small, Woman-owned, and Minority-owned Businesses (SWaM), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), and Employment Services Organizations (ESO) are certified to participate in Virginia’s specialized procurement and contracting opportunities. The Division has three units: SWaM Certification, DBE Certification, and Transportation Business Development Assistance.

The Division provides certifications for SWaM, DBE, ESO, and Service Disabled Veteran-owned businesses (SDV). In addition, the Division also provides specialized management and technical assistance to DBE firms participating in projects funded by the US Department of Transportation and other federal sectors.

For more information on SWaM Certification, visit:

CLICK HERE for more information or to register for event.



(Thursday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern


ODU Center for Enterprise , Innovation - Classroom #106

4111 Monarch Way, Norfolk, Virginia

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