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Mar 07

Let’s Get SWaMmed!

Posted on March 7, 2018 at 10:41 AM by Communications Department

SWaM Certification Information Session

sbsdAre you a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business that wants to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia?  Then you should plan on attending and information session on becoming SWaM certified that’s being held next week by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity in partnership with Christopher Newport University. The workshop takes place on Wednesday, March 14, from 9:00 am – noon at CNU’s Department of Material Management and Office of Procurement Service, 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 309. This 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 you and increase participation of small, women owned, and minority-owned businesses.