National Veterans Small Business Engagement | December 9-11, 2014 | Powered by the Department of Veterans Affairs

The National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) connects Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), other Federal Agencies and commercial Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs).  The Engagement, VA’s premier event, provides VOSBs unique ACCESS to hundreds of PDMs committed to working with Veterans.  Its unprecedented level of engagement will help entrepreneurs, especially Veterans, compete most effectively and win business.  Newly titled, NVSBE, promises to produce a high return on your investment, providing multiple opportunities for scheduled networking with key PDMs, and a wide range of Learning Sessions lead by Federal and industry experts.  In addition the Engagement Expo will host thousands of exhibiters and corporate representatives, providing an in-depth look at products and services.

The National Veterans Small Business Engagement is the 4th annual event hosted by VA.  The Engagement continues to grow and improve, incorporating the recommendations from attendees surveyed from prior years.  The Engagement will utilize new technology to position attendees most effectively.  This service will build your schedule tailored specifically to your procurement requirements and business capabilities.

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VA Mission

I CARE logoThe mission of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is to serve and honor the men and women who are America’s Veterans.  Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (I CARE) define “who the VA is.”

Integrity:  Act with high moral principle.  Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

Commitment:  Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries.  Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission.  Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

Advocacy:  Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

Respect:  Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect.  Show respect to earn it.

Excellence:  Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement.  Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.

VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

The VA OSDBU seeks to enable VOSBs, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs), Woman-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and HUBZone Businesses to add value to the work of VA.  Additionally, OSDBU provides outreach and liaison support to businesses of all sizes as well as other members of the commercial and Federal sectors relating to small business acquisition issues.

Contact the Engagement Team at nvsbe@va.gov.