Skip to Content
Agencies | Governor
Search Virginia.Gov

february, 2018

06feb1:00 pm5:00 pmLet's Get SWAM'd - SWaM Certification Assistance - Virginia BeachHow to Do Business with the Government.....Region:Hampton Roads - Eastern Shore

Event Details


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 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.

If you are interested in applying for SWaM Certification, this “Hands On” application session is for NEW and RE-CERTIFYING applicants.  You must be an established “for-profit” business to apply.

SBSD staff will be on-site to provide assistance with creating account, scanning required documents or answer questions during the application process. Once submitted, application processing time takes a minimum of 60 BUSINESS days to process.

For a list of required documents needed to apply for certification, CLICK HERE.  For additional information on SWaM Certification CLICK HERE.

Please bring your laptops with REQUIRED docs saved or on flash drive               Document scanning assistance will also be available on-site

Session I:  1:30pm – 3:00pm

Session II: 3:30 – 5:00pm

No Fee.  Advanced registration is REQUIRED… Seating is Limited.

To schedule your session or ask questions … email: Angela Barber at



(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern


SBSD - Hampton Roads Office

2388 Liberty Way (Kempsville Building)


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,

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Virginia Dept of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, 101 N. 14th Street, 11th Floor, Richmond, VA, 23219, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

101 N. 14th Street, 11th Floor Richmond, VA 23219
1(804) 786-6585