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31may9:30 am12:30 pmEvent OverSelling to the Commonwealth - Emporia, VAHow to do Business with the State of VirginiaRegion:Hampton Roads - Eastern Shore

Event Details

Are you a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business who wants to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia?  Each year the state buys goods and services totaling more than $8 billion.

This workshop will provide information on the first steps in doing business with the Commonwealth.

SWaM Certification: Is it Right for Your Business?

Small business owners who are looking to participate in Virginia’s specialized procurement and contracting opportunities are encouraged to become SWaM certified.  SWaM certification provides access to specialized procurement and contracting opportunities. Learn about the SWaM Certification program and designations, the certification process, on-line application portal (live demo), and the required documents needed to apply.

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

Selling to the Commonwealth: eVA – Virginia’s Online Procurement Portal

eVA is Virginia’s online, electronic procurement system.  A web-based vendor registration and purchasing system that allows state agencies, colleges, universities and many local governments to conduct all purchasing and sourcing activities for goods and services.  Learn how eVA is used to identify the right business opportunities & government buyers.

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

Presented by Kim Brewer, Marketing & Outreach, eVA Bureau, Division of Purchases & Supply, Virginia Department of General Services



(Thursday) 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Eastern


VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)

1300 Greensville County Circle - Suite C, Room 105


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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  • Posted 02/06/2021 5:13 pm

    best i have ever seen !

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