VA Procurement Opportunities for Small Businesses

This educational and networking breakfast is dedicated to honoring our veterans as we celebrate Veteran's Day with featured guest, Chanel Bankston-Carter, Director of Strategic Outreach and Communications for the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small Business Utilization.

Join us for breakfast on November 16, and in just a couple of hours you'll have a better understanding of how you can increase your business and procurement opportunities with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Chanel Bankston-Carter
Chanel Bankston-Carter is the Director of Strategic Outreach and Communications for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, where she is responsible for a program that ensures that Veteran-owned and other small businesses have requisite knowledge and access to services that can increase their participation in the federal marketplace and with commercial partners. She is responsible for the development of small businesses informational tools, education and training, resource management, and execution of networking opportunities necessary to do business with VA. In addition, Chanel facilitates events that offer small businesses direct access to procurement decision makers (PDM), contracting professionals, and commercial business partners to discuss capabilities. She also facilitates industry networking and partnerships and gathers market research for future procurements.


  • Overview the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

  • Increase your potential for doing business with the VA

  • Understand the programs available to assist small and disadvantaged businesses

  • Learn how the Supreme Court case of Kingdomware v. the United States will impact VA procurements

Any advanced small, VOSB, SDVOSB, soon to graduate 8(a), or mid-size companies looking to expand their business opportunities



  • When

  • November 16, 2016
    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Tower Club
    8000 Towers Crescent Dr #1700
    Tysons, Virginia 22182

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