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WOSB Industry Day 2023 Virtual Event

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

OFFICE OF CONSTRUCTION & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (CFM)

This is an invitation for Women Owned Small Businesses, Women Owned Veteran Small Businesses, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, Veteran Owned Small Businesses, and all other business concerns interested in doing business with the Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM), to participate in Woman Owned Small Business Industry Day 2023.

GOAL:
Provide resources and networking opportunity for Women Owner Small Businesses,
Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, and other business concerns that want to do business with the Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM). Initiate successful focused community engagements in support of President’s EO 13985 and the VA’s mission of delivering world class infrastructure for Veteran’s healthcare and memorial.

APPROACH:
CFM seeks to increase its accomplishments towards the WOSB goal of 5% thru a focused outreach that encourages more WOSB to respond to solicitations.

A series of collaborative engagements seek to create economic opportunities that directly support the President’s Executive Order (EO) 13985. This EO aims to increase procurement opportunities to under-served communities. Further, this will:

• Facilitate meaningful engagement with WOSB, SDVOSB, VOSB, and other business concerns
• Explore barriers to the utilization of WOSBs in design, construction, and related support services and gain insight into stakeholder thoughts and perceptions
• Discuss barriers and solutions in contract opportunities and promote modern vendor engagement practices

REGISTRATION:
Please follow the instructions for the three-part registration process: (Please note that the Survey is very highly encouraged and needed, however you may register for the event without completing the Survey by going directly to Part-3)
Part-1: obtain ID.me or DS Logon
Part-2: Required Survey accessible with an ID.me or DS Logon
Part-3: Short registration for WOSB Industry Day 2023 Virtual Event

Part-1:
You must have an ID.me or a DS Logon in order to complete the survey.

ID.me: https://help.id.me/hc/en-us/articles/202673924-How-do-I-create-an-ID-me-account-
DS Logon: https://www.va.gov/resources/ds-logon-faqs/

Part-2:
Once you have an ID.me or DS Logon, please follow the link below to the required survey:

RFI Detail · VetBiz Portal (va.gov)

Please answer all demographic information requested on the RFI event Survey no later than January 27, 2023. This information is necessary for CFM and Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) to create future events and to address critical questions posed by industry.

• Log in to VetBiz Portal via the RFI survey link provided above
• Select “Access/Reply to RFI” and fill out questionnaire

Any issues accessing the link, or requests for assistance with the questionnaire portal, must be directed to: osdbuacqsupport@va.gov (Subject: WOSB Industry Day 2023).

Failure to respond to the survey will not preclude participation in any future competition nor will information provided in response to this notice be used in any way to exclude anyone from responding to any future requests for bids, proposals, or quotes.

Part-3:
Please register for the WOSB Industry Day 2023 virtual event at the following link. Once registered, you will receive an email with access information for the WOSB Industry Day 2023 virtual event. Registration will close on January 30, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET.

REGISTER: https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/weblink/register/rd144fda183f368095ffb7a2a998038db
We look forward to your participation in the event.

Details

Date:
February 1
Time:
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Website:
https://vetbiz.va.gov/rfi-events/rfi-detail/?id=a3ef0d6b-9680-ed11-81ad-001dd80705f1

Organizer

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Venue

Virtual
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