July SWaM Workshops – CNU

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The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) will offer separate SWaM (small, women-owned, or minority-owned business) Information and Certification Sessions in July. Both events will be held at Christopher Newport University (CNU).

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.

 

SWaM Information Session
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Christopher Newport University
Department of Material Management and Office of Procurement Service
301 Hiden Boulevard, Conference Room 325
Newport News, Virginia 23606

The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) will offer a free SWaM Certification Information Session on July 11, 2018, at CNU.

Seating is limited. Participants must register at www.sbsd.virginia.gov/about-us/events/

This workshop will cover the SWaM Program and designations, certification process and new online application portal (live demo), required documents needed to apply, and how to use the certification to do business with the Commonwealth. The session will include an introduction to eVA, Virginia’s online, electronic procurement system.

Presented by Angela Barber, Business Services Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity in partnership with Christopher Newport University

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

To register, visit: https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/about-us/events/

 

SWaM Certification Sessions
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Christopher Newport University
Department of Material Management and Office of Procurement Service
301 Hiden Boulevard, Conference Room 325
Newport News, Virginia 23606

These sessions are for NEW and RE-CERTIFYING state applicants who need assistance with submitting the application. This is not an information session.

If you are a FOR-PROFIT business interested in becoming SWaM Certified in order to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia, SBSD staff will be on-site to provide assistance with the online process to apply for the SWaM Certification.

In this session, participants will create an account and receive assistance with uploading REQUIRED documents and application submissions.

Seating is limited in each session

Please bring your REQUIRED documents (scanned separately according to list) on a flash drive (scanning help is also available) and your laptops or tablets (Chrome works best) – WiFi will be provided.

See website for list of REQUIRED documents. Once application is submitted, processing time takes a minimum of 60 BUSINESS days.

Presented by Angela Barber, Business Services Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity in partnership with Christopher Newport University.

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

To schedule your session or ask questions … email: Angela Barber at <angela.barber@sbsd.virginia.gov>

For more information, visit: https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/about-us/events/

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