SWaM Certification Information Session – Newport News

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An information session on becoming SWaM (small, women-owned, or minority-owned business) certified will be held on Wednesday, March 14, from 9:00 am – noon at Christopher Newport University’s Department of Material Management and Office of Procurement Service, 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 309.

Presented by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity in partnership with Christopher Newport University, the information session covers 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.

The event is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is required. Registration is available on the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity’s website.

Small business owners who are looking to participate in Virginia’s specialized procurement and contracting opportunities are encouraged to become SWaM certified. Each year the state buys goods and services totaling more than $8 billion.

The Commonwealth of Virginia wants to do business with small, women owned, and minority-owned businesses.

source: City of Newport News