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Selling to the Commonwealth: SWaM Certification

June 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Are you a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business who wants to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia?

Small business owners who are looking to participate in Virginia’s specialized procurement and contracting opportunities are encouraged to become SWaM certified. The SWaM certification is a vehicle to promote economic growth of Virginia’s businesses.

Becoming SWaM certified is just the first step in doing business with the Commonwealth.

This workshop will cover:

  • The SWaM Certification process
  • Required documents needed to apply
  • How to use the certification to do business with the Commonwealth (intro to eVA, Virginia’s Online Procurement Portal).



Join speaker Ramain Gohar, Business Service Manager (Central-West Virginia), Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, and learn how and why to become SWaM (Small, Woman-Owned, and/or Minority-Owned Business) Certified to gain advantage when seeking state or local government contracts.


Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email from centeric@clients.virginiasbdc.org, our automated system. This email will contain the ZOOM LINK to join the workshop.  If you cannot find the email, please check your spam folder.


Cohosted by Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Alliance


June 29, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CVSBDC)
Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD)