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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

 

Training Resource Library

RESOURCES TO DO BUSINESS
WITH VA

VA OSDBU offers online training resources for the Veteran small business community to help do business with VA, other government agencies, and commercial corporations.

OVERVIEW

The resources to do business with VA include links to interactive tools, webinars, videos, best practices and information from VA.


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Procurement Readiness Part 1 of 3 » The course is Part 1 of 3 in the procurement readiness series. It is designed to guide small businesses through the fundamentals of starting a business and becoming procurement ready to do business with VA.
Procurement Readiness Part 2 of 3 » This course is Part 2 of 3 in the procurement readiness series. It is designed to guide small businesses through the process of identifying strategies; increasing competitiveness; and understanding differentiators.
Procurement Readiness Part 3 of 3 » This course is Part 3 of 3 in the procurement readiness series. It is designed to help small businesses become familiar with the strucutre of VA and VA procurement and contracting strategies.
Building an effective Capabilities Statement » This course defines a capabilities statement, why it is used, how to create one, and what information to include within its five sections to effectively market your business.
Introduction To VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (VA OSDBU) » This course introduces Veteran-owned and other small businesses to VA OSDBU and its mission with highlights on services available through VA Small and Veteran Business Programs.
Module 1: Introduction to the Framework for Success Business Model » This course provides an overview of the five process groups that make up the framework for success business model. It defines procurement readiness in terms of: Awareness; Risk Mitigation; Access; Procurement Mechanisms; and Performance.
Module 2: Framework for Success Business Model Process "Awareness" » This course provides an overview of Awareness, process group 1 of 5 within the Framework of Success Business Model. Topics include System for Award Management; Websites; and FedBizOpps.
Module 3: Framework for Success Business Model "Risk Mitigation" » This course provides an overview of Risk Mitigation, process group 2 of 5 within the Framework of Success Business Model. Topics include Capabilities Statement; Market Research; and Verification.
Module 4: Framework for Success Business Model "Access" » This course provides an overview of Access, process group 3 of 5 within the Framework of Success Business Model. Topics include Direct Access Program; National Veterans Small Business Engagement; and Strategic Outreach and Communications Program.
Module 5: Framework for Success Business Model "Procurement Mechanisms" » This course provides an overview of Procurement Mechanism, process group 4 of 5 within the Framework of Success Business Model. Topics include VA Federal Supply Schedule; Types of Contracts; and Contract Procedures and Techniques.
Module 6: Framework for Success Business Model "Performance" » This course provides an overview of Performance, process group 5 of 5 within the Framework of Success Business Model. Topics include Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System, Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System; and Customer Service Strategies.
Navigating VA's Forecast of Contracting Opportunities (VA FCO) » This course is designed to help small busineses navigate through VA's Forecast of Contracting Opportunities (VA FCO) website; VA's best estimate of potential opportunities. Postings are for planning purposes only.

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    1–866–584–2344
    Email: vip@va.gov
    Hours: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (Eastern)
For advice on potential procurement opportunities in your area, contact your local
VA Small Business Liaison