VA Greater Los Angeles Business Opportunity Showcase
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
The Opportunity Showcase (OSC) is a way to assist VA Program Decision Makers (PDMs) with face to face market research for Small Businesses with specific NAICS codes for their future requirements. The OSC provides Small Businesses an opportunity to directly connect and market their capabilities, as well as network with decision makers and other VA acquisition staff. Opportunity Showcase is a structured event, with a specific time limit allocated to each session and features Small Businesses with specific NAICS codes to their specific Industry and PDMs related to that industry.
There are two basic components of the Opportunity Showcase model. The first formal portion is the Business Requirement Session, which will provide an overview from the PDMs on projected future business requirements. The second component is the Networking Roundtables. Small Businesses, with the specific NAICS codes that have already registered will meet face to face with the PDMs and introduce their capabilities to the PDMs. The Opportunity Showcase also gives Small Businesses the chance to network with other Small Businesses in attendance.
Participating VA Greater Los Angeles Departments
Contracting Engineering Environmental Dental Logistics Prosthetics Medicine Services Nursing Radiology Surgical
July 16th 2013
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
11301 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Multi-purpose Room (Building 500, Rm 1281)
7:30am-8am: Registration (pre-registration required due to limited room capacity)
8am – 8:45am: Opening Session
Welcome/Opening Remarks/Business Requirement Session/ 2013-2014 initiatives
Eric Ravelli, NCO 22 Small Business Manager*
San Diego, Associate Director*
9am-12:30pm: Open matchmaking round table sessions with Program Decision makers/acquisition staff (20 minutes) with 10 minute transition.
Participating in an open matchmaking round table session
Seating is on an "as available" basis with a total of six 20 minute sessions throughout the morning. Once each session begins, VA PDM will give a brief overview of their department and buying needs. Then each company will brief their capabilities. Each session is held to a strict time frame with 10 minutes in between each session.
To prepare for the event we encourage you to visit: http://www.desertpacific.va.gov/DESERTPACIFIC/start.asp.
Look under Resources - Review Plan & Prepare
Parking, map and visitor guide:
Free parking is available. Follow the directional signs once you're on the campus to an appropriate lot and allow for time due to campus size and parking lot availability.
About VISN 22
Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22.) VISN 22 is one of 21 Healthcare Networks operated nationwide by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA.) We are comprised of five hospitals and 29 community based outpatient clinics serving 1.3 million veterans in Southern California and Southern Nevada. http://www.desertpacific.va.gov.
When & Where
P. Eric Ravelli, Small Business Specialist
NCO 22 Business Resource Center focuses on increasing small business utilization including service-disabled, veteran owned, woman owned, HUB-Zone, SDB small disadvantaged businesses for VISN 22.
NCO 22 Business Resource Center - The Small Business Advocate for the Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22.)