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november, 2017

07nov10:00 am5:00 pmLet's Get SWAM'd - Virginia Beach, VASWaM Certification AssistanceRegion:Hampton Roads - Eastern Shore

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Are you interested in becoming certified as a small, women and minority (SWaM) business?  If you own and manage a small, women-owned, or a minority-owned 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.

SWaM certification is available to existing for-profit businesses. Last year, the Commonwealth of Virginia spent more than $6 Billion on goods and services. For every $100 the Commonwealth spent on goods and services, $37 went to a SWaM certified vendor. Are you getting your share?

A new application portal was launched July 1, 2017… This new portal will dramatically improve the length of time needed for processing and is more secure than mailing in important documents.

If you need technical assistance with submitting your application, you are encouraged to schedule a one-on-one session.  Sessions are 1 hour and 20 minutes and available on a first come, first serve basis.

If you would like to know more about SWaM Certification prior to applying CLICK HERE

Please be sure to bring ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS uploaded on your laptop or flash drive.  Scanning assistance is also available. For a list of REQUIRED DOCUMENTS CLICK HERE.


SWaM certification takes a minimum of 60 BUSINESS days for processing.

You are encouraged to bring your laptop, wifi will be provided.

For more information, questions or to register for a session, email:


There is no lobby/waiting area, please arrive at your scheduled session time.




(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern


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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