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Dates and locations for seminars, workshops, meetings, and other events are listed below. View a list highlighting these events.

Interested in making OSDBU a part of your event? Request an OSDBU Speaker or Booth at your event. Please complete the VA OSDBU Conference Invitation Request. Requests can be emailed to osdbuconfinvitations@va.gov. Please allow 10 business days for final decision.

January
JAN
23
The Department of Veterans Affairs Network Contracting Office (NCO) 8 Sunshine Healthcare Network Industry Day
Date: January 23, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EST)
Location: James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
13515 Lake Terrance Lane
Primary Care Annex, Eagle Classroom
Tampa, FL 33637
POC: Cyrouse Houshyani
813-631-2816
Synopsis: This event is a networking opportunity for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses to meet Contracting Officers from the Veterans Health Administration Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 8. The Contracting Office Medical Sharing Team within VISN 8 will focus on providing an overview of expected VA acquisitions within Florida, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Island areas. The discussion will provide information on VISN 8 Medical Sharing Team Contracting as well as sharing information on common exclusions that are made on a Request for Proposal or Request for Quote responses.

Below are some expected procurement opportunities within VISN 8

North Florida Primary Care Locums
North Florida Gastro Intestinal Doctors
VISN wide Blank Purchase Agreement for Long Term Acute Care
VISN wide Blank Purchase Agreement for Agency Nurses (Registered Nurses)
Orlando Primary Care Physicians Services

How to Register:

Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, until capacity. No onsite walk-ins will be allowed.
Registration must indicate name and title of personnel attending
Contact information for person(s) attending
Attendance is limited to two (2) persons per company.
Present registration confirmation/acknowledgement at check-in.
Registration for the event is required and must be completed no later than Friday, January 20, 2017.

Please register here » External link to a non-government website
 
JAN
24
How to Stay Verified Webinar and Town Hall
Date: January 24, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: vaosdbu.cvepre-appbriefs@va.gov
Synopsis: The Center for Verification and Evaluation hosts Webinar and Town Hall sessions for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Veteran-Owned Small Business interested in participating in the Veterans First Contracting Program. This training is designed for firms whose current verification is at the 6-month anniversary and want to remain verified. The How to Stay Verified Webinar and Town Hall webinar and town hall occurs every fourth Tuesday of the month. Please register for the date that works best for you. Please register here » External link to a non-government website
 
JAN
25

Government Agency Procurement (GAP) Conference

Date: January 25, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EDT)
Location: Kenhill Center
2614 Kenhill Drive
Bowie, MD 20715
POC: Rodney Woodruff
410-451-3283
Synopsis: Meet face to face with decision makers up to 3 hours and learn more about upcoming procurement opportunities. View website » External link to a non-government website
 
JAN
25

Global Supplier Diversity Conference for Veterans, Small and Woman Owned

Date: January 25, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EDT)
Location: Atlanta Metropolitan State College
1630 Metropolitan Parkway SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
POC: Annette R. Wright
678-520-0197
Synopsis: The goal of the conference is to educate veteran and small businesses on competing for contracts on a global basis and the value of supplier diversity to both private and public sector. Coca Cola and Delta VP of Global Supplier Diversity will be the keynote speakers. Since we are focusing on veteran businesses, we would like the head of the veteran’s administration for small businesses to participate and share recent information on veterans doing business with both the federal and private sector. GSA Sunbelt Region will also be participating along with NCMA Atl. View website » External link to a non-government website
 
JAN
27
Pre-Application Webinar and Town Hall
Date: January 27, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: vaosdbu.cvepre-appbriefs@va.gov
Synopsis: The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) hosts Webinar and Town Hall sessions for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Veteran-Owned Small Business interested in participating in the Veterans First Contracting Program. This training is designed for firms interested in submitted their first CVE Verification application. Also, firms who have been inactive in the program for some time and now desire to submit an application can also benefit from this session. The Pre-Application Webinar and Town Hall webinar and town hall occurs every Friday and the third Tuesday of the month. Please register for the date that works best for you. Please register here » External link to a non-government website
 
February
FEB
3

Pre-Application Webinar and Town Hall

Date: February 3, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: vaosdbu.cvepre-appbriefs@va.gov
Synopsis: The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) hosts Webinar and Town Hall sessions for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Veteran-Owned Small Business interested in participating in the Veterans First Contracting Program. This training is designed for firms interested in submitted their first CVE Verification application. Also, firms who have been inactive in the program for some time and now desire to submit an application can also benefit from this session. The Pre-Application webinar and town hall occurs every Friday and the third Tuesday of the month. Please register for the date that works best for you.
Please register here » External link to a non-government website
 
FEB
7

Preparing for Reverification Webinar and Town Hall

Date: February 7, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: vaosdbu.cvepre-appbriefs@va.gov
Synopsis: The Center for Verification and Evaluation hosts Webinar and Town Hall sessions for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Veteran-Owned Small Business interested in participating in the Veterans First Contracting Program. This training is designed for firms whose verification will expire in 5 months or 30 days. Preparing for Reverification webinar and town hall occurs every first Tuesday of the month. Please register for the date that works best for you. Please register here » External link to a non-government website
 
FEB
7

2017 National 8(a) Association Conference

Date: February 7, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. (EST)
Location: Caribe Royale
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL
POC: Paula Arevalo
410-707-6817
Synopsis: The 2017 National 8(a) Winter Conference is a two day event February 7-8, 2017 in Orlando, Florida specifically tailored to small businesses to provide resources and information on how to navigate and capitalize on the ever-changing world of federal contracting. The nation’s top legal firms, accountants, key federal officials and the industry’s best consultants will be there to help give you the knowledge, education and resources you need to grow your business and achieve a higher level of success. Federal Agencies and Prime Contractors will have the opportunity to explain exactly what it is they are looking for and what you need to do to secure contracts with them. View website » External link to a non-government website
 
FEB
9

B2G Conference and Expo

Date: February 9, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. (EST)
Location: Fort Stewart Catering and Conference Center
1020 Hero Road Bld 405
Fort Stewart, GA 31314
POC: Jay Elliot
757-277-2184
Synopsis: The event is free and features an outstanding Lecture Series with a focus on "Doing Business with the Government", veteran issues, new technology, best practices, and self-improvement seminars. Tour the spacious ballroom of the former Officers Club, packed with exhibitors from all across the country to bring you ExpoStewart 2017!
View website » External link to a non-government website
 
FEB
10

Pre-Application Webinar and Town Hall

Date: February 10, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: vaosdbu.cvepre-appbriefs@va.gov
Synopsis: The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) hosts Webinar and Town Hall sessions for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Veteran-Owned Small Business interested in participating in the Veterans First Contracting Program. This training is designed for firms interested in submitted their first CVE Verification application. Also, firms who have been inactive in the program for some time and now desire to submit an application can also benefit from this session. The Pre-Application webinar and town hall occurs every Friday and the third Tuesday of the month. Please register for the date that works best for you.
Please register here » External link to a non-government website
 
FEB
13

Module 6: Framework for Success Business Model “Performance”

Date: February 13, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: vaosdbu.cvepre-appbriefs@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model “Performance” Process, an important tool used to teach the processes for procurement readiness and doing business with VA. By providing this overview, businesses are able to make informed decisions to properly succeed in their careers. This training will cover a variety of topics summarized in VA OSDBU Reference Guides and provides detailed knowledge about the performance process within the Framework for Success Business. Module 6 Framework for Success Business Model "Performance" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: Please register here » External link to a non-government website
 
FEB
17

Pre-Application Webinar and Town Hall

Date: February 17, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: vaosdbu.cvepre-appbriefs@va.gov
Synopsis: The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) hosts Webinar and Town Hall sessions for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Veteran-Owned Small Business interested in participating in the Veterans First Contracting Program. This training is designed for firms interested in submitted their first CVE Verification application. Also, firms who have been inactive in the program for some time and now desire to submit an application can also benefit from this session. The Pre-Application webinar and town hall occurs every Friday and the third Tuesday of the month. Please register for the date that works best for you.
Please register here » External link to a non-government website
 
FEB
22

Module 4: Framework for Success Business Model "Access"

Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: vaosdbu.cvepre-appbriefs@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model “Access “Process. Veteran-Owned and Small Businesses will gain insight on programs and resources for small businesses to market services and engage with program decision makers (PDMs) and contracting professionals. Module 4: Framework for Success Business Model "Access" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
Please register here » External link to a non-government website
 
FEB
23

2017 Winter Showcase

Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Best Westin
6633 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22042
POC: Vaune M. Marino
410-535-3861
Synopsis: Winter Showcase provides business development opportunities for vendors in a setting where they can get personal attention in successfully marketing their products, services and supplies to Defense and Civilian procurement representatives, primes, and acquisition personnel.
View website » External link to a non-government website
 
FEB
24

Pre-Application Webinar and Town Hall

Date: February 24, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: vaosdbu.cvepre-appbriefs@va.gov
Synopsis: The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) hosts Webinar and Town Hall sessions for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Veteran-Owned Small Business interested in participating in the Veterans First Contracting Program. This training is designed for firms interested in submitted their first CVE Verification application. Also, firms who have been inactive in the program for some time and now desire to submit an application can also benefit from this session. The Pre-Application webinar and town hall occurs every Friday and the third Tuesday of the month. Please register for the date that works best for you.
Please register here » External link to a non-government website
 
FEB
28

How to Stay Verified

Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: vaosdbu.cvepre-appbriefs@va.gov
Synopsis: The Center for Verification and Evaluation hosts Webinar and Town Hall sessions for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Veteran-Owned Small Business interested in participating in the Veterans First Contracting Program. This training is designed for firms whose current verification is at the 6-month anniversary and want to remain verified. The How to Stay Verified webinar and town hall occurs every fourth Tuesday of the month. Please register for the date that works best for you. Please register here » External link to a non-government website
 
March
MAR
8
Tri-State Procurement Conference
Date: March 8, 2017
Location: Hannibal LaGrange University
2800 Palmyra Road
Hannibal, MO 63401
POC: Christopher Shoemaker
shoemakercl@missouri.edu
660-385-2173
Synopsis: The Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center’s (PTAC) are hosting a Tri-State Procurement Conference in at the Hannibal LaGrange University in Hannibal Missouri. The event is open to all Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois businesses owners looking to learn how to procure contracts with Government Agencies. The event will focus on learning to Contract with Local, State, and Federal Government Agencies. “Now You can Discover what it takes to Procure Contracts with Agencies from all Levels of Government.” View website » External link to a non-government website
 
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