Events Calendar
October 2020

Thursday, Oct 1, 2020
My Business Journey Series - Sharing the Journeys of Women Veterans in Business
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Virtual
https://register.gotowebinar.com/REGISTER/6127258753405965839
 
The My Business Journey (MBJ) Series shares the stories of successful Women Veterans in Business.  It seeks to empower, educate, and enable like-minded Women Veterans.
 
Don't miss the inaugural MBJ Series session featureing Dawn Halfaker of Halfaker Associates, LLC.  She will share her 16-year business journey to become one of the most successful Women Veteran-Owned Businesses. She will be joined by Allison Hickey of All In Solutions, LLC. and Jan Adams of JMA Solutions, LLC.
 
This series is hosted by the Women Veteran-Owned Small Business Initiative (WVOSBI). A VA OSDBU-sponsored initiative seeking to expand economic, procurement, and learning opportunities to Women SDVOSBs and Women VOSBs who seek to do business in the Federal and Commercial marketplace. The WVOSBI is part of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020
Cancelled VAMC Direct Access Event - Lebanon, PA
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Lebanon, PA
https://dapevents.mbmapp.com/event/vamc
 
The VAMC Direct Access Program Events presented by the VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization provide marketing opportunities for verified VOSBs and Small Business to promote new and innovate products to Procurement Decision Makers (PDM).Connecting directly to provide in-depth demonstrations of crucial products and services to a myriad of VA Healthcare professionals at their facility will assist PDMs in making informed acquisition decisions.
 
POC: Anne Johnson-Orsillo
Director of Operations
GOVERNMENT EXPO
Logistics Support Team To
VAMC Direct Access Program
(305)  926-1248   Direct
(305)  357-7449   Office
(305)  572-7004   Fax
 
 
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020
Rescheduled for 2021 VAMC Direct Access Event - Philadelphia, PA
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Philadelphia, PA
https://dapevents.mbmapp.com/event/vamc
 
The VAMC Direct Access Program Events presented by the VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization provide marketing opportunities for verified VOSBs and Small Business to promote new and innovate products to Procurement Decision Makers (PDM).Connecting directly to provide in-depth demonstrations of crucial products and services to a myriad of VA Healthcare professionals at their facility will assist PDMs in making informed acquisition decisions.
 
POC: Anne Johnson-Orsillo
Director of Operations
GOVERNMENT EXPO
Logistics Support Team To
VAMC Direct Access Program
(305)  926-1248   Direct
(305)  357-7449   Office
(305)  572-7004   Fax
 
 
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020
Rescheduled for 2021 VAMC Direct Access Event - Dallas, TX
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM (CDT)
Location: Dallas, TX
https://dapevents.mbmapp.com/event/vamc
 
The VAMC Direct Access Program Events presented by the VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization provide marketing opportunities for verified VOSBs and Small Business to promote new and innovate products to Procurement Decision Makers (PDM).Connecting directly to provide in-depth demonstrations of crucial products and services to a myriad of VA Healthcare professionals at their facility will assist PDMs in making informed acquisition decisions.
 
POC: Anne Johnson-Orsillo
Director of Operations
GOVERNMENT EXPO
Logistics Support Team To
VAMC Direct Access Program
(305)  926-1248   Direct
(305)  357-7449   Office
(305)  572-7004   Fax
 
VA Direct Access Program Amazon Virtual Business Opportunity Session
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM (EDT)
Location: via Cisco Webex
https://www.vetbiz.va.gov/events
 
Amazon Business, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Direct Access Program, is participating in a virtual session. Amazon Business seeks small businesses to prime and subcontract to its clients according to the following NAICS codes as outlined below.
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To learn more and to register for this virtual session, please visit: https://www.vetbiz.va.gov/events, and click the link for the VA Direct Access Program - Amazon Business Presents: "How to become a Seller on Amazon Business" Virtual Business Opportunity Session. Please review the details of the events webpage carefully, prior to registering.  As capacity is limited, please register soonest.
If you have questions about the event, please contact the Direct Access Program by e-mail at directaccess@va.gov or by phone at 202-461-4694.
 
Applicable NAICS
NAICS               Description
443142             Consumer Electronic Products
312113             Food Service Equipment and Supplies
333318             Food Service Equipment and Supplies
333415             Food Service Equipment and Supplies
423440             Food Service Equipment and Supplies
423740            Food Service Equipment and Supplies
423440             Hospitality/Hotel
423430             IT Hardware, Accessories and Peripherals
423850             JanSan
453998             JanSan 
423490             Lab Supplies (Consumables & Equipment)
423450             Medical Supplies (Consumable)
423710             Maintenance Repair and Operations
423830            Maintenance Repair and Operations
423420            Office Products
453210             Office Products
424120             Office Products
424120             School Supplies
 
About Amazon
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. In each of our segments, we serve our primary customer sets, consisting of consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises and content creators. In addition, we provide services, such as advertising to sellers, vendors, publishers, and authors, through programs such as sponsored ads, display and video advertising.
If you have questions about the virtual event, please contact the Direct Access Program by e-mail at directaccess@va.gov or by phone at 202-461-4694.
 
 
Thursday, Oct 15, 2020
My Business Journey - Episode 2
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Virtual
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4276410858535947
 
My Business Journey (MBJ) shares the stories of successful Women Veterans in Business.  It seeks to empower, educate, and enable like-minded Women Veterans.
 
Register for Episode Two
 
The MBJ Series is hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization's (OSDBU), Women Veteran-Owned Small Business Initiative (WVOSBI). MBJ seeks to expand economic, procurement and, learning opportunities to Women Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Women Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) that seek to do business in the Federal and Commercial marketplace.
 
 
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020
VA Direct Access Program - GDIT - Your Vision; Your Future; Innovation and Trust in Every Step
 
Time: 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM (EST)
Location: Virtual session powered by Cisco Webex
https://www.vetbiz.va.gov/events/EventDetail/50211?page=1
 
 General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Direct Access Program, is participating in a virtual business opportunity session.

GDIT seeks specific skills as we grow our capacities to serve the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Upcoming procurements and ongoing needs include professionals with experience in Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365), fraud waste and abuse, software architecture and development (including agile methodologies), cyber security, robotic process automation, machine learning, data analytics and cloud. In addition, existing work and strong qualifications from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are also of interest.  It is worth noting that GDIT is not currently pursuing work in medical equipment or facility construction and maintenance.  The details below summarize the NAICS codes, that are related to this event.
 
 To learn more and to register for the virtual session, please visit: https://www.vetbiz.va.gov/events, and click the link for the “VA - Direct Access Program - GDIT – Your Vision; Your Future; Innovation and Trust in Every Step - Virtual Business Opportunity Session”.
 
Please review the details of the events webpage carefully, prior to registering. As capacity is limited, please register soonest.
 
If you have questions about the event, please contact the Direct Access Program by e-mail at directaccess@va.gov or by phone at 202-461-4694.
 
Applicable NAICS
 
General IT NAICS Codes
NAICS        Description
541511      Custom Computer Programming Services
541512      Computer Systems Design Services
541513      Computer Facilities Management Services
541519      Other Computer Related Services 
 
Precision Medicine NAICS Codes 
NAICS        Description
339121      Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing
339113      Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing
621511      Medical Laboratories
254111      Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing 
 
About GDIT
 
 GDIT is supporting some of the most challenging and important government, defense, and intelligence missions across the country. At VA, our 500+ member team provides a variety of services from software architecture and development to technical service desk support to digitization of Veterans claims records to providing technical training on a variety of VA software applications. As a recipient of the 2021 Military Friendly Employer and the 2020 U.S Veterans Magazine Top Supplier Diversity and Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, GDIT is always seeking new small business partners who can bring innovative IT solutions to help us grow and serve the VA Mission.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020
VA Direct Access Program Schneider Electric Virtual Scheduled One-on-Ones
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Virtual via Cisco Webex
https://www.vetbiz.va.gov/events
 
Time: By Appointment Only (20-minute virtual meetings held between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
 
Schneider Electric, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Direct Access Program, is participating in a virtual session. Schneider Electric seeks small businesses to prime and subcontract to its clients according to the following NAICS codes as outlined below.
To learn more and to register for this virtual session, please visit: https://www.vetbiz.va.gov/events, and click the link for the “VA Direct Access Program – Schneider Electric Virtual Scheduled 1-on-1s”
 
Please review the details of the events webpage carefully, prior to registering.  As capacity is limited, please register soonest.

If you have questions about the event, please contact the Direct Access Program by e-mail at Directaccess@va.gov or by phone at 202-461-4694.
                                                                                                                                             
Applicable NAICS
NAICS           Description
213112         Support activities for Oil and Gas operations
236115         New single-family housing construction (except for-sale builders)
236116         New multifamily housing construction (except for-sale builders)
236210         Industrial Building Construction
236220         Commercial and Institutional building construction
237110         Water and sewer line and related structures construction
237120         Oil and gas pipeline and related structures construction
237130         Power and communication line and related structures construction
237310         Highway, street, and bridge construction
237990         Other heavy and Civil Engineering construction
238120         Structural Steel and Precast concrete Contractors
238210         Electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors
238910         Site Preparation Contractors
238990         All other specialty trade contractors
424710         Petroleum bulk stations and terminals
541330         Engineering Services
541512         Computer systems design services
541519         Other computer related services
541620         Environmental Consulting services
541712         Research and Development in the physical, engineering, life sciences (except biotech)
561210         Facilities Support services
562910         Remediation Services
 
About Schneider Electric
At Schneider Electric, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right.  We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.  We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability.  We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.  We make process and energy safe and reliable, efficient and sustainable, open and connected.  We are a people company. We privilege partners and partnership in everything we do.
 
Rescheduled for 2021 VAMC Direct Access Event - Richmond, VA
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Richmond, VA
https://dapevents.mbmapp.com/event/vamc
 
The VAMC Direct Access Program Events presented by the VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization provide marketing opportunities for verified VOSBs and Small Business to promote new and innovate products to Procurement Decision Makers (PDM).Connecting directly to provide in-depth demonstrations of crucial products and services to a myriad of VA Healthcare professionals at their facility will assist PDMs in making informed acquisition decisions.
 
POC: Anne Johnson-Orsillo
Director of Operations
GOVERNMENT EXPO
Logistics Support Team To
VAMC Direct Access Program
(305)  926-1248   Direct
(305)  357-7449   Office
(305)  572-7004   Fax
 
 
Friday, Oct 23, 2020
Postponed VAMC Direct Access Event - Hampton, VA
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Hampton, VA
https://dapevents.mbmapp.com/event/vamc
 
The VAMC Direct Access Program Events presented by the VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization provide marketing opportunities for verified VOSBs and Small Business to promote new and innovate products to Procurement Decision Makers (PDM).Connecting directly to provide in-depth demonstrations of crucial products and services to a myriad of VA Healthcare professionals at their facility will assist PDMs in making informed acquisition decisions.
 
POC: Anne Johnson-Orsillo
Director of Operations
GOVERNMENT EXPO
Logistics Support Team To
VAMC Direct Access Program
(305)  926-1248   Direct
(305)  357-7449   Office
(305)  572-7004   Fax
 
 
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020
Rescheduled for 2021 VAMC Direct Access Event - Brooklyn, NY
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
https://dapevents.mbmapp.com/event/vamc
 
The VAMC Direct Access Program Events presented by the VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization provide marketing opportunities for verified VOSBs and Small Business to promote new and innovate products to Procurement Decision Makers (PDM).Connecting directly to provide in-depth demonstrations of crucial products and services to a myriad of VA Healthcare professionals at their facility will assist PDMs in making informed acquisition decisions.
 
POC: Anne Johnson-Orsillo
Director of Operations
GOVERNMENT EXPO
Logistics Support Team To
VAMC Direct Access Program
(305)  926-1248   Direct
(305)  357-7449   Office
(305)  572-7004   Fax
 
 
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020
Rescheduled for 2021 VAMC Direct Access Event - Manhattan, NY
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Manhattan, NY
https://dapevents.mbmapp.com/event/vamc
 
The VAMC Direct Access Program Events presented by the VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization provide marketing opportunities for verified VOSBs and Small Business to promote new and innovate products to Procurement Decision Makers (PDM).Connecting directly to provide in-depth demonstrations of crucial products and services to a myriad of VA Healthcare professionals at their facility will assist PDMs in making informed acquisition decisions.
 
POC: Anne Johnson-Orsillo
Director of Operations
GOVERNMENT EXPO
Logistics Support Team To
VAMC Direct Access Program
(305)  926-1248   Direct
(305)  357-7449   Office
(305)  572-7004   Fax
 
 
Thursday, Oct 29, 2020
VA Direct Access Program Leidos Medical Virtual Scheduled 1-on-1s
 
Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Virtual format powered by Cisco Webex with audio and video capability
https://www.vetbiz.va.gov/events
 
By confirmed appointment only, 20-minute virtual sessions from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET
Deadline date to register for consideration: 12:00 pm ET, Thursday, September 17.
Leidos, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Direct Access Program, is participating in a virtual scheduled 1-on-1s.  Leidos is seeking to prime and sub-contract to its clients, small businesses with operations aligned with the NAICS code as outlined below.

To learn more about this event, please visit: https://www.vetbiz.va.gov/events, and click the link for the “VA - Direct Access Program - Leidos Medical Virtual Scheduled 1-on-1s”.
 
Please review the details of the events webpage carefully, prior to registering.

If you have questions about the event, please contact the Direct Access Program by e-mail at directaccess@va.gov or by phone at 202-461-4694.
 
Applicable NAICS:
 
NAICS               Description
621111              Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (QTC)
621112              Offices of Physicians, Mental Health Specialists (QTC)
621330              Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians) (QTC)
621399              Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners (QTC)
621999              All other miscellaneous ambulatory health care services (QTC)
541712              R&D in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
541715              R&D in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology)
 
About Leidos
 
Leidos, Inc., a Fortune 500® company, was formed in 1969 by a small group of scientists led by a preeminent physicist and company founder, Dr. Robert Beyster. Since our inception, we have continuously expanded our expertise in rapidly evolving technologies and markets of national concern. In August 2016, Leidos merged with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS) to form an unprecedented new global science and technology solutions leader that will address the greatest technology challenges of our time. By leveraging our culture of innovation, dedication to performance excellence, and deep customer trust, our employees support vital missions and projects for our customers in the areas of Defense, Intelligence, Civil, and Health. Leidos is headquartered in Reston, VA, and conducts business from around 300 offices in just under 200 cities worldwide and in 20 countries. As of the end of 2018, Leidos is a $10.194B company that employs approximately 32,000 of the nation’s leading scientists, technologists, world-recognized subject matter experts, patent holders, inventors, military veterans, and former high-ranking government officials. Leidos is continuously recognized for our exceptionally skilled staff that holds around 8,700 advanced degrees, more than 13,600 security clearances, and around 20% who are military veterans. Leidos was recognized in 2018 and 2019 by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
 
If you have questions about the virtual event, please contact the Direct Access Program by e-mail at directaccess@va.gov or by phone at 202-461-4694.
 
Please check the Direct Access Program events page regularly for updates on future events with Leidos.
 
Cancelled VAMC Direct Access Event - Bronx, NY
 
Time: 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Bronx, NY
https://dapevents.mbmapp.com/event/vamc
 
The VAMC Direct Access Program Events presented by the VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization provide marketing opportunities for verified VOSBs and Small Business to promote new and innovate products to Procurement Decision Makers (PDM).Connecting directly to provide in-depth demonstrations of crucial products and services to a myriad of VA Healthcare professionals at their facility will assist PDMs in making informed acquisition decisions.
 
POC: Anne Johnson-Orsillo
Director of Operations
GOVERNMENT EXPO
Logistics Support Team To
VAMC Direct Access Program
(305)  926-1248   Direct
(305)  357-7449   Office
(305)  572-7004   Fax