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june, 2019

12jun9:00 am12:00 pmSWaM Certification Information and eVA Workshop - CNU - Newport NewsOpportunity for Economic Growth in the Commonwealth!Region:Hampton Roads - Eastern Shore

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SWaM Certification: Is it Right for Your Business?

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.   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.


This workshop will provide information on the first steps in doing business with the Commonwealth.  Learn about the SWaM Certification program and designations, the certification process, online application portal (live demo), and the required documents needed to apply … for new or recertifying business owners.


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, Virginia Department of General Services

in partnership with

Christopher Newport University
Department of Material Management and Procurement Services

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



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