SWaM Certification Info Session and Doing Business with Virginia Beach
Wed Jun 29 2022 at 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
The HIVE by City of Virginia Beach | Virginia Beach, VA
About this Event
Are you a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business who wants to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia? Small business owners who are looking to participate in Virginia’s specialized procurement and contracting opportunities are encouraged to become SWaM certified. The SWaM certification is a vehicle to promote economic growth of Virginia’s businesses.
Becoming SWaM certified is just the first step in doing business with the Commonwealth. Each year the state buys goods and services totaling more than $8 billion. The Commonwealth of Virginia wants to do business with you and increase participation of small, women owned, and minority-owned businesses.
This workshop will cover the SWaM Program and designations, certification process and new on-line application portal (live demo), required documents needed to apply, and how to use the certification to do business with the Commonwealth (intro to eVA, Virginia's Online Procurement Portal).
Presented by Angela Barber, Business Services Manager - Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore Region.
GUEST SPEAKER - Aisha Van Dussen - City of Virginia Beach Purchasing - Doing Business with the City of Virginia Beach and Registering in the Supplier Portal
COVID NOTE: Per the Virginia Department of Health fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks or practice physical distancing in most indoor or outdoor settings except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. Please follow the COVID guidelines to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy!
THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND.... RSVP'S ARE REQUIRED AND WILL BE VERIFIED AT CHECK-IN!
Where is it happening?The HIVE by City of Virginia Beach, 140 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, United States
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