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Department of Veterans Affairs logo 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.
Department of Veterans Affairs logo 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.
Department of Veterans Affairs logo 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.
Department of Veterans Affairs logo 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.
Department of Veterans Affairs logo Validating VA Access To Your Website (BrightCloud) » This course covers how to validate and reclassify your website using BrightCloud, an internet-based threat intelligence service. Ensuring that your small business website is accessible through VA’s firewall network is a crucial part of doing business with VA.
Department of Veterans Affairs logo 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.
Department of Veterans Affairs logo 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.
Department of Veterans Affairs logo 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.
Department of Veterans Affairs logo 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.
Department of Veterans Affairs logo 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.
Department of Veterans Affairs logo 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.
Department of Veterans Affairs logo 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.
Department of Veterans Affairs logo VA Contracting Opportunities on FedBizOpps » This course is designed to help small businesses navigate FedBizOpps when searching for VA opportunities. Participants will learn how to use advanced features to search for opportunities, save searches, set alerts, and many other functions.
Department of Veterans Affairs logo 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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