Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.
Attention A T users. To access the combo box on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Press the alt key and then the down arrow. 2. Use the up and down arrows to navigate this combo box. 3. Press enter on the item you wish to view. This will take you to the page listed.
Menu
Menu
Veterans Crisis Line Badge

Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

 

Conferences and Events

VA OSDBU EVENT

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.

February
FEB
24
VISN 18 Vendor Fair
Date: February 24, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MST)
Location: Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
3601 South 6th Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85723
POC: Catalina Fernandez
915-433-7348
catalina.fernandez@va.gov
Synopsis: The Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 18 will hold a Vendor Fair on February 24, 2016 from 8am – 2pm (MST) at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. This is a great chance to present your products and services to VISN 18 procurement officers and procurement decision makers. This is also an opportunity to hear featured speakers from the Small Business Administration, General Service Administration, and more. This is a FREE event; space is limited. For more information and event registration contact Catalina Fernandez. Registration closes on February 17, 2016.
 
March
MAR
1
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Industry Day
Date: March 1, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PST)
Location: Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Agencies: NASA/JPL and the City of Pasadena
http://bit.ly/1MfaL63
Synopsis: Registration is Free

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the City of Pasadena are pleased to host the NASA Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Industry Day. The Industry Day will provide attendees with information on doing business with the City of Pasadena, NASA Centers, large prime contractors and government agencies. Although this event will highlight programs and serves for the SDVOSB community, all businesses are welcome to attend. This event is free.

The Industry Day will feature match making sessions with JPL, NASA, and the City of Pasadena; workshops on resources for SDVOSBs and Small Businesses; and networking with JPL and NASA procurement and small business specialists, large prime contractors, small businesses and resource organizations. Participants will also have an opportunity to host a table to discuss their products and services with other attendees. Please note that exhibit tables for small businesses are available in limited quantity and will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

View agenda and exhibitors

To register for this event, visit http://bit.ly/1MfaL63 » External link to a non-government website

To learn more about the JPL Small Business Programs Office, visit: https://acquisition.jpl.nasa.gov » External link to a government website

To learn more about the Pasadena First Buy Local Program, visit: http://cityofpasadena.net/Pasadena_First » External link to a non-government website

To learn more about the NASA Small Business Program, visit: http://www.osbp.nasa.gov » External link to a government website
 
MAR
10
Alliance Northwest Outreach Event
Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. (PST)
Location: Sleep Country Showplex, Washington State Fair Events Center
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98372
POC: Traci Hansen
360-464-6043
info@washingtonptac.org
Synopsis: Alliance Northwest is the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific Northwest. This event features keynote speakers, high quality workshops, and matchmaking sessions with government agencies and prime contractors. For the second year, the event will feature VetBOSS: Veteran Business Opportunity State Showcase exclusively Veteran-owned small businesses. Event and registration information »
 
MAR
23
Tri-State Procurement and Economic Development Summit
Date: March 23, 2016
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (EST)
Location: Keokuk High School
2285 Middle Rd
Keokuk, IA 52632
POC: Beth White
563-370-2166
whiteb@iastate.edu
Synopsis: This event will provide companies in SE Iowa, NE Missouri and Western Illinois the opportunity to come together to network for business opportunities and partnerships, learn about regional sales opportunities as well as economic development and community initiatives. In addition companies will have the opportunity to network with fellow attendees, resource providers; and Federal, State and Local Government agencies.
 
MAR
23
VISN 18 Vendor Fair
Date: March 23, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MST)
Location: New Mexico VA Health Care System
1505 San Pedro Dr. SE, SCI Conference Room
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108
POC: Catalina Fernandez
915-433-7348
catalina.fernandez@va.gov
Synopsis: The Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 18 will hold a Vendor Fair on March 23, 2016 from 8am – 2pm (MST) at the New Mexico VA Health Care System. This is a great chance to present your products and services to VISN 18 procurement officers and procurement decision makers. This is also an opportunity to hear featured speakers from the Small Business Administration, General Service Administration, and more. This is a FREE event; space is limited. For more information and event registration contact Catalina Fernandez. Registration closes on March 16, 2016.
 
MAR
24
Idaho Small Business Symposium
Date: March 24, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. (MST)
Location: ShoShone Bannock Event Center
I-15 Exit 80, Simplot Road
777 Bannock Trail Drive
Fort Hall, Idaho 83203
POC: Gary Moore
208-426-1741
garymoore@boisestate.edu
Synopsis: Idaho Small Business Symposium (ISBS) formerly the IBOC is an excellent opportunity for small businesses to gain an understanding of federal agency requirements. Small businesses will have the opportunity to network with agency’s POC’s and other small businesses for potential contracting opportunities.
Event and registration information » External link to a non-government website
April
APR
6
26th Annual Government Procurement Conference
Date: April 6, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EST)
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
POC: Bob Jeffers
301-535-4230
bj@fbcinc.com
Synopsis: The Government Procurement Conference is a national conference fostering business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses. Now in its 26th year, the Government Procurement Conference has become the premier event for small businesses throughout the United States.

Participating firms will have the benefit of marketing their products/services to procurement representatives and small business specialists from government agencies. Companies may choose to set up an exhibit table to showcase their capabilities or simply come as an attendee.

The conference also includes educational conference sessions, procurement matchmaking, and a dynamic exhibitor showcase. Event and Registration Information » External link to a non-government website
 
APR
20
VISN 18 Vendor Fair
Date: April 20, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MST)
Location: Northern Arizona VA Health Care System
500 Hwy 89N, Theater Building
Prescott, Arizona 86313
POC: Catalina Fernandez
915-433-7348
catalina.fernandez@va.gov
Synopsis: The Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 18 will hold a Vendor Fair on April 20, 2016 from 8am – 2pm (MST) at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System. This is a great chance to present your products and services to VISN 18 procurement officers and procurement decision makers. This is also an opportunity to hear featured speakers from the Small Business Administration, General Service Administration, and more. This is a FREE event; space is limited. For more information and event registration contact Catalina Fernandez. Registration closes on April 13, 2016.
 
May
MAY
23-25
15th Annual U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Forum & Expo
Date: May 23-25, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. (EST)
Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
POC: Traci Hansen
360-464-6043
info@washingtonptac.org
Synopsis: The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), is proud to present the 15th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA, May 23 - 25, 2016.

The event will feature plenaries, educational workshops, a large Exhibit Hall, as well as business matchmaking sessions. Over 600 attendees will represent all levels of Federal, state, and local government agencies, the small business community, large/prime contractors, and many more! DOE2016 will provide small businesses with the information needed to help you navigate through the largest civilian agency within the Federal government.
Event and registration information »
 

Search VA OSDBU

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact VA OSDBU Help Desk at 1–866–584–2344 or
VA Small Business Liaisons.


Connect with Us

  • Mail only:
    810 Vermont Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20420
    Toll-free:  1–866–584–2344
    Email:  osdbu@va.gov
Stay up-to-date. Subscribe.