SWaM Certification Information Session

Published October 10, 2023

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. Each year the state buys goods and services totaling more than $8 billion. The Commonwealth of Virginia wants to do business with you and increase participation of small, women owned, and minority-owned businesses.

This workshop will cover the SWaM Program and certification/designation types, on-line application process, required documents needed to apply, and how to use the certification to do business with the Commonwealth (intro to eVA, Virginia’s Online Procurement Portal).

Presented by Angela Barber, Business Services Manager – Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore Region.


November 9, 2023


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Department of Housing and Community Development Office
(501-A Boush Street. Parking available at York Street Garage. Bring ticket for validation.)


501 Boush Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Cost: Free, but registration is first-come, first-served.

Link: Register