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september, 2017

14sep9:30 am4:00 pmFederal (SAM) and State (SWaM) Contracting Workshop - Hampton, VAHow to Do Business with the Government.....Region:Hampton Roads - Eastern Shore

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Presented by Cecelia Cotton, Lead PTAP & Veteran (CVE) Certification Counselor
Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program

To do business with the federal government, you MUST self-certify by registering your business in the SAM database. The Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) require all prospective vendors to be registered in SAM prior to the award of a contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchase agreement. Doing so also allows you to register business size and socio-economic status, while completing the required solicitation clauses and certification. This certifies that the information provided about your company and its business are correct.

Attendees of this training will be walked through the self-certification requirements of SAM. Please bring your laptops!


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

If you own and manage a small, women-owned, or a minority-owned business for-profit business and want to increase sales with the Commonwealth of Virginia, then you need to get SWaM’d!

SWaM (Small, Women, and Minority owned firms) certification is one of the most powerful business tools you can use to grow your sales among state agencies, public colleges and universities, local municipalities, and private sector firms that utilize the SWaM database.  Last year, the Commonwealth of Virginia spent more than $6 Billion on goods and services.

To Register for the Federal/State Contracting workshop, CLICK HERE or call Cecelia Cotton (757.570.5052) or Joe Moore (757.585.0672)


Following Contracting Workshop!

If you are also interested in becoming certified as a small, women and minority (SWaM) business, SBSD staff will be on-site to provide assistance with the on-line process to apply for the SWaM Certification.  In this session you will create your account, receive assistance with uploading REQUIRED documents and answers to any questions you may have.

This session is for NEW and RE-CERTIFYING state applicants.  You must be an established “For-Profit” business.  No cost, but RSVP is required to pre-qualify.  Seating is limited in each session … please bring your laptops (Chrome works best) and REQUIRED documents on a flash drive (scanning help is also available). CLICK HERE for a list of REQUIRED documents.  Once submitted, application processing time takes a minimum of 60 BUSINESS days.

12:30 – 2:00 PM (Session I)

2:30 – 4:00 PM (Session II)

To register for a SWaM Certification Application Session, email for questions and details.



(Thursday) 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Eastern


The Peninsula Technology Incubator

1100 Exploration Way, Suite 315 (3rd floor) Hampton, VA 23666


Angela Barber, Business Service Manager Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore2388 Liberty Way - Virginia Beach Purchasing Division Office, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 (by appointment only) (757) 385-4285 or (804) 201-0074,

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