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MBB 2021 Virtual Symposium: Requirements and Acquisitions Processes: Department of Veterans Affairs and North Carolina Veterans Affairs Facilities

September 29 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Panel presenters will identify requirements of VA medical centers and clinics in the region for medical products and services, including research and development, supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, training, IT and staff augmentation.  They will also outline the processes they use to acquire these products and services, including use of prime vendors, GSA schedules, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and commercial contracts.  Businesses and researchers with the capability to support VA medical centers and clinics, vendors or other businesses with medical products or services should participate in this session.

  • Fran Perez-Wilhite, Program Manager, Veteran-Owned Business Development, North Carolina Military Business Center (moderator)
  • Daniel Dücker, Executive Director, Fayetteville, NC VA Medical Center
  • P. Antoine Brouhgton, Director, Direct Access Program/Strategic Outreach and Communications, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
  • Brenda Richardson, Logistics, VISN 6, VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network
  • Alicia Smith-Freshwater, Bio Med, VISN 6, VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network
  • Michael Eskarous, Contracting Small Business, VISN 6, VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network
  • Linda Copeland, Assistant Supply Chain Manager, Salisbury, NC VA Medical Center
  • TBA, Asheville, NC VA Medical Center
  • Additional confirmations coming shortly… 



September 29
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
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Office of United States Senator Richard Burr
Office of United States Senator Thom Tillis
North Carolina Military Business Center
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
UNC System



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