Federal & State Government Contracting & Certification Programs

Federal & State Government Contracting & Certification Programs

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Join us to learn more about

Federal and State Government Contracting

And Certification Programs


The Federal and State Government Contracting and Certifications Programs is a business development resource instituted by the University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development (UMW SBDC) and the Stafford County Economic Development Authority (Stafford EDA).

This program is designed for entrepreneurs who are seeking resources in expanding their business through government contracting and learning the necessary certifications that can support expansion.  

During this program you will hear the following topics:


Overview of Government Certifications for Contractors

o   Veterans.Certify.sba.gov

o   WOSB.Certify.sba.gov

o   Certify.sba.gov (8a)

System for Award Management

o   Benefits of registering as a government contractor

o   Preparing to register

o   Assistance available from Virginia PTAC

Selling to the Commonwealth of Virginia

o   Registering in eVA.virginia.gov

o   Benefits of being SWaM-certified

o   Assistance available from Virginia Small Business and Supplier Diversity (VSBSD)



QSQUESTIONS: Contact Linzy Browne at [email protected]  




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95 Aviation Way
Fredericksburg, VA, 22406
United States