Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Maximizing VOSB/SDVOSB Opportunities

Maximizing VOSB/SDVOSB Opportunities

Friday, November 4, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am

Presented in Partnership with

the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


In this session, you will learn how the VA’s Acquisition Departments are organized, what each office buys, and who we support. You will learn what certification is required to participate in VA’s VOSB/SDVOSB set-asides and how to obtain the certification. We will discuss VA’s order of precedence within the socio-economic categories when acquiring goods and services and where the VA currently spends the bulk of its funds with VOSB/SDVOSBs.


Meet Your Presenter:

Dawneen Williams

Senior Procurement Analyst

Dawneen Williams currently serves as Senior Procurement Analyst with the Department of Veteran Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Regional Procurement Office (RPO) West. She is responsible for oversight of the region’s Business Operations and Vendor Relations programs.  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. 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

With the aim to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan”, the VA strives to provide veterans with the world-class benefits and services they have earned — and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.

Series In Partnership with Norcal VBOC

Following a 1999 law to promote veteran participation in the entrepreneurship and small business field, the Small Business Association (SBA) created and established a number of Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC). They help strengthen their client’s business by providing education and resources, with the understanding that military service has set up veterans to be fine entrepreneurs. VBOC’s consulting services are free, and they offer one-on-one consulting with clients. Their consultants have been entrepreneurs, were in the military or closely related to the military, have worked in various industries, and have a wide range of education and skills to assist with almost any type of business venture. No matter what stage your small business is in, whether it’s a concept or you’re ready for expansion, their experts work with entrepreneurs day in and day out – they see what’s working and what’s not and can offer you the perspective, clarity, and guidance you need.
Location: Virtual (Zoom Webinar)

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To receive one-on-one counseling, complete our online application and a member of Norcal PTAC will follow-up with you and help you achieve your procurement goals.
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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.

Funded in part through a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

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