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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Conferences and Events

Calendar

Request an OSDBU Speaker or Booth at your event.  Interested in making OSDBU a part of 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.

Calendar of Upcoming Conferences and Events

September
TRIAD Conference
Date:  September 8, 2014; 8:15 am - 4:15 pm (EDT)
Location:  Waterford, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA
POC:  Rebecca Danahy, (703) 247-2561; or Britt Bommelje, (703) 247-2587
Synopsis:  The TRI-Association Small Business Advisory Panel provides an opportunity to exchange pertinent information concerning small and small disadvantaged business and related matters and to foster broad-based government-industry communications, cooperation, and understanding.  Register at the National Defense Industrial Association web site.
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  September 9, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EDT)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Small Businesses interested in conducting business with VISN 8.  Email the POC to register; seating is limited to the first 12 Small Businesses that sign up.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  September 24, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
October
VISN 20 Showcase/Tradeshow
Date:  October 8, 2014; 7:00am - 3:00pm (PDT)
Location:  3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR
POC:  Marc Frederick, (253) 888-4913
Synopsis:  Trade show format linking vendors with buyers and end users.  Hosted by Government-Expo, please contact Melissa Cintron-Munoz at Melissa Cintron-Munoz to register.  Deadline for registration is February 1, 2014.  18-45 estimated number of attendees.
VISN 20 Showcase/Tradeshow
Date:  October 9, 2014; 7:00am - 3:00pm (PDT)
Location:  913 NW Garden Valley Boulevard, Roseburg, OR
POC:  Marc Frederick, (253) 888-4913
Synopsis:  Trade show format linking vendors with buyers and end users.  SDVOSB with FSS holders.  Hosted by Government-Expo, please contact Melissa Cintron-Munoz at Melissa Cintron-Munoz to register.  Deadline for registration is February 1, 2014.  18-45 estimated number of attendees.
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  October 14, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EDT)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Small Businesses interested in conducting business with VISN 8.  Email the POC to register; seating is limited to the first 12 Small Businesses that sign up.
FY 2015 VA Office of Acquisition Operations
Non-Information Technology Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (Non-IT APBI)
Date:  October 21-22, 2014
Location:  Fredericksburg Hospitality House & Event Center, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA
POC:  Iris Hall & Daniel Centeno
Synopsis:  This announcement is released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Acquisition Operations (OAO), to notify Industry of a Non-Information Technology Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (Non-IT APBI) on October 22, 2014, between 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM.  The briefing will be held at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House & Event Center, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.  The objective of the Non-IT APBI is to brief Industry on acquisition opportunities from the various offices within the VA and to brief other relevant topics.

In addition, the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will be holding a Networking Roundtable event on October 21, 2014, from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM.  This event will take place at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House, Fredericksburg Room.  There is no fee to attend either event.  The finalized agenda can be accessed online under the ‘Non-IT APBI Library FY15.’

Registration for the Non-IT APBI event and Networking Roundtable is required and must be completed no later than September 15, 2014.  Register online using the Non-IT APBI Registration Form.  Registration issues or inquiries may be sent to va-oao-apbi@va.gov.

Attendance is limited to two (2) persons per company.  Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, until capacity.  Presentation of registration confirmation/acknowledgement will be required at check-in.

The Networking Roundtable and early check-in for the event will be held on October 21, 2014 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM.  On October 22, 2014, doors will open at 07:00 AM for check-in and networking prior to the event starting at 08:00 AM.

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House until October 10, 2014.  For hotel reservations, contact the hotel at (540) 736-1006 and identify yourself as a Non-IT APBI attendee or reserve online at Frederick Hospitality House.

OAO has assigned a reference number of VA101-15-I-0191 to be utilized for informational purposes only and is not associated with a solicitation.  Updates will be posted accordingly.

This event will be videotaped by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Registration and attendance constitutes your consent and release for public and/or online viewing.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  October 29, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
November
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  November 18, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EST)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Small Businesses interested in conducting business with VISN 8.  Email the POC to register; seating is limited to the first 12 Small Businesses that sign up.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  November 21, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PST)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
December
2014 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE)
Date:  December 9-11, 2014
12/09/2014; 07:00am - 08:00pm (EDT)
12/10/2014; 07:00am - 07:00pm (EDT)
12/11/2014; 07:00am - 04:00pm (EDT)
Location:  Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA
POC:  NVSBE Team
Synopsis:  VA’s premier event for the Veteran small business community, NVSBE connects small businesses with government and commercial Procurement Decision Makers, committed to working with Veterans.  NVSBE offers attendees an unprecedented level of engagement which shall assist Veteran-Owned Small Businesses in competing for and winning business.  Registration begins September 1, 2014.  Visit the Engagement’s official site for additional information.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  December 11, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PST)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
January
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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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July
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August
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