Special Meeting: SWaM Certification Information 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).
THIS IS AN INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP
Thursday, March 26, 2020
10:00 am – Noon
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.