A procurement small business specialist from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will join the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) for a presentation of the VA's procurement needs within the Network Contracting Office 1 (NCO1), New England Region. A representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will also be available to discuss federal programs. This free workshop will take place at the WRJ VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont on November 21, 2019.
Valerie J. DeAngelis, Procurement Analyst Small Business Specialist with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, NCO1, will present the VA’s procurement strategies to purchase a variety of its supply products and services, as well as a forecast of upcoming 2020 projects for the region.
“Educating small businesses on doing business with the Federal Government in general and VA in particular, is the best way for them to learn about opportunities and attain awards,” said DeAngelis. “Federal government contracting is dynamic and ever changing. Knowledge is the key for small businesses to navigate the vast array of regulations and statutes that govern how we award contracts.”
All businesses with an interest in learning more about doing business with the VA are encouraged to participate. You do not have to be a Veteran or Disabled-Veteran-owned business to provide products and services to the VA or to join us for this workshop.
Doing Business with Veterans Affairs (VA)
Thursday, November 21, 2019
9:00am – 12:00pm
215 North Main Street
White River Junction, Vermont 05001
For more information and to register for an event, please visit https://vtptac.ecenterdirect.com/events or call (802) 828-5237. Space is limited.
About the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center: VT PTAC provides Vermont businesses with an understanding of the requirements of government contracting to obtain and successfully perform federal, state, and local contracts through free counseling services, training, and networking opportunities. The center’s mission is to increase the percentage of federal contracts awarded to Vermont businesses with emphasis on contracts awarded to small businesses. VT PTAC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the VT Department of Economic Development (DED). U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, along with U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, have supported the PTAC program nationally, which brings Vermont more than $400,000 annually and matches a state investment.
About the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD): ACCD’s mission is to help Vermonters improve their quality of life and build strong communities. ACCD accomplishes this mission by providing grants, technical assistance, and advocacy through three divisions: The Department of Economic Development, the Department of Tourism and Marketing, and the Department of Housing and Community Development. For more information on ACCD please visit:https://accd.vermont.gov.
VT PTAC Program Headquarters
1 National Life Drive, 6th Floor, Montpelier, VT 05602