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CANCELLED–Special Meeting: SWaM Certification Information Session

March 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Building 27--Arsenal Building
66 Ingalls Rd
Hampton, VA 23651
Phyllis Terrell

SWaM Info Session Ft Monroe March 26 10 am session

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 andcontracting opportunities are encouraged to become SWaM certified. The SWaM certification is a vehicle to promote economic growth of Virginia’s businesses and is one of the most powerful business tools you
can use to grow your sales among state agencies, public colleges and universities, local municipalities, and private sector firms that utilize the SWaM database.

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).

Thursday, March 26, 2020
10:00 am – Noon
Fort Monroe
66 Ingalls Road, Building 27
Fort Monroe VA 23651
Parking available along Ingalls Road
Presented by: Angela Barber, Business Services Manager
Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity – Hampton Roads
No Fee. Advanced registration is REQUIRED… Seating is Limited.


The Fort Monroe Authority is committed to responding quickly to developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).  Existing closures to the public of the FMA Main Office, Casemate Museum, the Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center, and the Leasing Office have been extended through April 23, 2020.  All public tours, events, and programs are cancelled.  Persons interested in leasing a home at Fort Monroe may call 757 723-4238  during this time.  Group reservations for future tours of the Casemate Museum  may call 757  788-3391.  We encourage everyone to follow the precautions outlined by the Centers for Disease Control or you may also visit the Virginia Department of Health for updated information about COVID-19 (coronavirus).  In general, protect yourself and others by washing your hands repeatedly, use hand sanitizer, cough and sneeze into your elbow, avoid touching your face, and stay home if you feel ill or are identified by the CDC as being someone at higher risk.