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march, 2017

02mar12:00 pm4:00 pmeVA Training and SWaM Clinic!ODU WomenRegion:Hampton Roads - Eastern Shore

Event Details

eVA Training – 9:00 am – Noon (Innovation – Classroom #106)

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

SWaM Certification Clinic (One-on-One Sessions) Noon – 3:00 pm (Conference Room)

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.

SWaM Clinic presented by Angela Barber
Business Service Manager – Hampton Roads
Virginia Department of Small Business Supplier Diversity

For more information on SWaM Certification, visit:



(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern


ODU Center for Enterprise , Innovation - Classroom #106

4111 Monarch Way, Norfolk, Virginia

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