Maximizing VOSB/ SDVOSB Opportunities

Nov 1 10:00 am — 11:00 am

There are opportunities for Veteran Owned businesses at all levels of government contracting, but how can you leverage your certifications to support your government contracting goals? That’s where we can help!

Join us to hear from the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Procurement Office West, about how you can effectively utilize your veteran owned certifications to find success in government contracting. They will share upcoming business opportunities for Fiscal Year 2024 (01 Oct 2023- 30 Sept 2024) and discuss how Small Businesses can posture their companies to be more competitive. They will also share upcoming outreach events as well as a few VA training resources for start-up companies.

Webinar Topics Include:

  • Overview of NorCal VBOC
  • Overview of the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs
  • VHA Forecasts and Solicitation Requirements
  • How you can help the VA
  • Veteran Resources
  • Other VA Contracting Agencies
  • Take Away/Summary

Meet Your Speaker

Dawneen Williams,

Senior Procurement Analyst

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Dawneen Williams currently services as Senior Procurement Analyst with the Department of Veteran Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Regional Procurement Office (RPO) West.  She is responsible for oversight of region’s Business Operations and Vendor Relations programs.  Ms. Williams ensures acquisition personnel have operational guidance to provide cradle-to-grave acquisition support to VA Medical facilities throughout the Western Region and manages vendor relations by providing aid, counsel, and  training to the region’s Small Business Liaisons and commercial contractors to ensure small businesses have the maximum opportunity to compete for acquisitions.  Mrs. Williams previously served as the Director of Business Operations and Small Business Liaison for the 60th Contracting Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, CA from March 2008-Septemper 2012.  She is also an Air Force Veteran with 21 years of honorable service.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is a Cabinet-level executive branch department of the federal government charged with providing lifelong healthcare services to eligible military veterans at the 170 VA medical centers and outpatient clinics located throughout the country

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Location: Virtual (Zoom Webinar)

Event Contact: Norcal APEX Accelerator

P: (707) 267-7561


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This event is part of Norcal APEX Accelerator’s National Veteran’s Small Business Week series. Register for the other events in this series below:

Certification Overview for Veteran Owned Businesses

November 2nd, 2023 | 10 – 11 AM | Register Here >>

I’m DVBE Certified, Now What?

Presented by the CA DGS Office of Small Business & DVBE Services

November 3rd, 2023 | 10 – 11 AM | Register Here >>

This No-Cost Training Event is Hosted by

Norcal APEX Accelerator

Northern California APEX Accelerator is a government-funded nonprofit formed to help small businesses find, bid on, and win contracts with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies.

This No-Cost Training Event is Co-Hosted by

Northern California Veterans Business Outreach Center

NorCal VBOC’s mission is to support veterans, transitioning service members – and their spouses with end-to-end support for long-term business success.