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Doing Business with the VA and Veteran Verification
This workshop is an introduction to doing business with the Veterans Health Administration NCO 23. Learn how the VA buys, what they buy and how you can participate. Learn how your business can support the mission of the VA.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a Vets First Verification Program. It affords verified firms owned by Veterans and Service-disabled Veterans the opportunity to compete for VA set asides. This session will give a brief overview of the application and review process.

Learn about the Veteran’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC). This program is a one-stop-shop for service members, veterans and military spouses looking to start, purchase or grow a business.

The 2021 monthly tri-state procurement webinars are hosted in partnership with the Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota Small Business Administration (SBA) district offices and the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs).

Nov 2, 2021 09:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

David Dierks
Small Business Liaison @U.S. Dept. of VA - Veterans Health Administration
Pat Dotter
PTAC Area Manager @Minnesota Dept. of Administration - PTAC
Pat's specialty areas are in training vendors on federal registrations, specifically SAM, CVE Veteran Verifications, WOSB/EDWOSB and other procurement topics. She has been a presenter at the national Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and the National Veterans Small Business Engagement conference. She earned a B.S. degree from Gettysburg College and has over 20 years of teaching experience with graduate work in Adult Education, Staff Development and Curriculum Development. Prior to coming to Minnesota she was the Program Manager and counselor for the Wyoming PTAC.
Wendy Klug
VBOC Program Manager @Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Dakotas
Wendy provides entrepreneurial focused training workshops both on and off installations that teach key concepts for starting, running, and operating a small business. She also provides no-cost advising, webinars, and subject specific workshops tailored around a community or client’s interests and needs. Wendy specializes in creating workshops and events that are interesting, upbeat, and filled with vital information. She brings 15 plus years of teaching, over 10 years of small business ownership, and more than 5 years of small business consulting to this program. Klug holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of North Dakota.