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Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
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Will Merritt 540-829-7370
William.Merritt@vdot.virginia.gov
cell 540-717-8376
CULP 2016-065

July 8, 2016



VDOT ENGAGING SMALL BUSINESSES IN CENTRAL VA.
Learn about vendor opportunities, including snow removal, at July open houses

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation invites owners of small businesses to attend one of three upcoming events to learn about becoming a vendor for VDOT and other state agencies. The open houses are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, July 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.
VDOT Charlottesville Residency, 701 VDOT Way, Charlottesville

Thursday, July 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.
VDOT Louisa Residency, 3709 Davis Highway, Louisa

Tuesday, July 26 from 1 to 4 p.m.
VDOT Warrenton Residency, 457 East Shirley Avenue, Warrenton

Owners of small businesses will learn how to enroll with and get the most out of the eVA electronic procurement system, and the state’s small, women-owned and minority-owned (SWaM) business certification program. These steps are essential to doing business with Virginia state agencies.

Each year, VDOT’s Culpeper District strives to make at least 42 percent of its purchases with locally-owned businesses, in categories ranging from office supplies to gravel to custodial work. The district also employs local vendors on a seasonal basis to enhance its snow removal operations.

Those interested in the event should contact Donna Backe, Culpeper District Procurement Manager, at donna.backe@vdot.virginia.gov to confirm attendance.

More information about doing business with VDOT can be found here: www.virginiadot.org/business/bu_bizDev.asp.

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