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How to Become a Vendor for the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
May 9 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm EDTFREE
The VA is responsible for the overseeing the operation of a nationwide system of hospitals, clinics, regional offices, data processing centers, etc. that require a variety of goods and services. These goods and services are purchased on a national and regional level as well as on a local level from small businesses.
At this seminar, we’ll cover:
- Best Ways to Market and Sell Your Products/Services
- Bidding Opportunities
- Learn what opportunities are available for your business with the VA at this event.
- Get Free Assistance with Government Contracting
- ThePTAC Team will discuss the free services offered to small business owners when exploring government contracting opportunities.
Learn From the Experts:
John Fedkenheur – Deputy Director for Acquisition Support, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
John was appointed as the Deputy Director for Acquisition Support in the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization in August 2011. His team is responsible for providing value to the acquisition process by assisting contracting and program offices with market research and small business policy guidance, assisting acquisition staff by reviewing and coordinating on acquisitions and contract bundling issues, etc. Prior to his appointment with the VA, John was with the Small Business Administration and the DLA PTAC Program as a program manager for PTAC’s in New Jersey and Virginia. Before his civilian government service, he was an Air Force Officer in Special Operations. He holds a BA in Government from Norwich University, The Military College of Vermont, and an MPA from Troy University and an MS in Acquisition and Contract Management from Florida Tech.
Maryann Williams – Director, UCEDC PTAC
Maryann brings over 30 years of government contracting experience to her position as director of UCEDC’s PTAC program. She brings a unique perspective to the job as she’s held positions on both sides of the table – helping businesses to obtain government contracts as well as overseeing the government contract process for a manufacturing concern in New Jersey. Following an 18-year tenure as a senior contracting official for Greenbrier Industries in Englewood Cliffs, Maryann served as director of the Rockland County PTAC for 13 years. She joined UCEDC in 2007, and under her direction, the PTAC program was awarded the 2010 “Outstanding Center Award” by the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC).
Nadine Clark – Procurement Counselor, UCEDC PTAC
In her role as a procurement counselor with UCEDC’s PTAC program, Nadine assists small business owners with marketing and selling their products and services to federal, state and local government agencies. With more than 20 years of combined experience in both the public and private sectors of government contracting, Nadine has a thorough grasp of how to navigate the government contracting system. She believes that this familiarity enables her to successfully help small businesses understand how to find, bid, win, and perform on government contracts.