Get ready to do business. VA bringing customers in NAICS 511210, 541511, and 611420 to 2016 NVSBE

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) invites you to an extraordinary opportunity to engage directly and repeatedly with customers in NAICS 511210, 541511, and 611420 at the 2016 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE), held November 1–3, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota.


VA is committed to providing an enhanced Veteran-centric experience and expanding your access to procurement opportunities to do business with VA. NVSBE is organized by Communities of Interest (COI) based on specific industries with business opportunities that are relevant to you. COI encourages dialogue, networking, and direct access among Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and contracting professionals.

This year, VA is bringing 1,000 acquisition managers with procurement opportunities to engage with you.

As of September 30, 2015, VA spent 19.9 billion in contracts with 18.6 percent going to VOSBs and other small businesses.

If you want to increase your opportunity to do business with VA, you need to be in Minneapolis.

Register today!

At NVSBE, expect advanced access and engaged networking to help you compete for business. Check out our confirmed list of procurement officials and contracting staff in the Information Technology COI:

VBA Office of Strategic Planning and Budget Staff

  • Brad Houston, Director, Office of Business Process Integration
  • Joshua Robinson, Chief, Business Support Systems


VA Office of Information Technology

  • Timothy Amerson, Director, Enterprise Technology Architecture
  • Carol Kirkwood, Acting Director, Enterprise Infrastructure Support
  • Steven Schliesman, Deputy Director, Interagency Program Office
  • Sheri Schneider, Market Researcher


VA Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction

  • Tammy Proffitt, Small Business Specialist


VA OSDBU Technical Acquisition Center

  • Ray Dockery, Deputy Director, IT Systems Integration


VHA VISN Biomedical Engineer

  • Jennifer DeFrancesco, Chief Biomedical Engineer, VISN 10

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See you in Minneapolis!