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Doing Business with the Veterans Administration (VA)

Event date: 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 8:30am - 1:00pm
Event location: 
Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083


Doing Business with the Department of Veterans Affairs

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsible for overseeing the operation of a nationwide system of hospitals, clinics, regional offices, data processing centers, etc. that require a variety of goods and services.  These goods and services are purchased on a national and regional level as well as on a local level from small businesses. 

This free information-packed presentation will walk you through the steps to get started with the VA.  Don't miss this opportunity to expand into a new market and grow your revenues.

The Essentials of Government Contracting

Government contracting can be overwhelming, no matter the agency. This highly interactive session will help you make sense of what's really important and how to keep on track. Bring your questions and share your experiences - you'll come away better prepared.

Learn from the experts

John Fedkenheur
Deputy Director for Acquisition Support, US Department of Veterans Affairs

John was appointed as the Deputy Director for Acquisition Support in the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization in August 2011.  His team is responsible for providing value to the acquisition process by assisting contracting and program offices with market research and small business policy guidance, assisting acquisition staff by reviewing and coordinating on acquisitions and contract bundling issues, etc.

Prior to his appointment with the VA, John was with the Small Business Administration and the DLA PTAC Program as a program manager for PTAC's in New Jersey and Virginia.  Before his civilian government service, he was an Air Force Officer in Special Operations.

He holds a BA in Goverment from Norwich University, The Military College of Vermont, an MPA from Troy University and an MS in Acquisition and Contract Management from Florida Tech. 

Maryann Williams
Director, UCEDC PTAC

Maryann brings over 30 years of government contracting experience to her position as director of UCEDC’s PTAC program. She brings a unique perspective to the job as she’s held positions on both sides of the table – helping businesses to obtain government contracts as well as overseeing the government contract process for a manufacturing concern in New Jersey.

Following an 18-year tenure as a senior contracting official for Greenbrier Industries in Englewood Cliffs, Maryann served as director of the Rockland County PTAC for 13 years. She joined UCEDC in 2007, and under her direction, the PTAC program was awarded the 2010 “Outstanding Center Award” by the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC).

For more information contact Rogers Ramsey @ /908-527-1166


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