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VA Direct Access Program - Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) – Security Repair/Installation and Office Furniture - Virtual Scheduled 1-on-1 Event

VA Direct Access Program - Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) – Security Repair/Installation and Office Furniture - Virtual Scheduled 1-on-1 Event 

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

Virtual Format: Powered by Cisco Webex, audio and video-enabled

Registration deadline: Tuesday, November 2, 2021



•    Completing registration does not guarantee a 1-on-1 session with VBA.

•    Selection and appointment scheduling are at the sole discretion of VBA.

•    Firms who are not selected will receive communications from VBA.

    Your registration is only for consideration to be selected by VBA for a limited number of 20-minute virtual meetings. You must fully complete your profile, upload your capability statement and click “Submit” to begin the meeting consideration process. VBA is the sole decision-maker regarding companies that are selected to meet with its representatives.

    The Virtual 1-on-1 event is a follow-on to the October 20th Business Opportunity Session. Background information, including the session recording and slide presentation can be found at:

Selected firms will participate in a virtual 1-on-1 meeting which will entail a video and audio interaction with VBA representatives. If your company is selected by VBA for an appointment, you will receive additional correspondence from the Hosts and the Direct Access Program no later than Tuesday, November 9. 


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), in collaboration with the Direct Access Program, will host a virtual scheduled 1-on-1 event related to security installation and office furniture opportunities.

Company Opportunities 

VBA is seeking small businesses to prime and subcontract to clients.  Small businesses with operations related to the following business sectors, NAICS codes, capabilities, agencies, contract vehicles and socio-economic classifications as outlined below, should consider participating in this event.  

The desired outcomes for this event will be for VBA to provide a program overview, a forecast of business development opportunities and what the organization seeks in its relationships with small businesses.


Business Sectors

VBA is interested in companies with operations related to the following business sectors.

• Federal Health

• Civil Government

• Commercial


Applicable NAICS

VBA is interested in companies with operations related to the following NAICS.

NAICS           Description

561621          Security Equipment Repair and Installation

337214          Office Furniture

337215          Office Furniture    


VBA is interested in companies with the following capabilities. 

• Furniture Removal 

• Furniture Disposal (IAW GSA Disposal Guidelines)

• Furniture Warranty support (repair and replacement)

• Furniture Design and Installation

• Security Equipment Disposal

• Security Equipment Repair and Warranty Work

• Security A/V system design, repair, installation, and disposal

Federal Socio-Economic Classifications

VBA is seeking small businesses associated with the following socioeconomic statuses.  

• Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

• Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)

• 8(a)

• Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

• Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

• Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones)

State & Local/Higher Education Socio-Economic Classifications Sought

VBA is seeking small businesses associated with the following statuses. 

• SBE - Small Business Enterprise

• DBE - Disadvantage Business Enterprise

• SDBE - Small Disadvantage Business Enterprise

• MBE - Minority Business Enterprise

• WBE - Women Business Enterprise

• MWBE - Minority - Woman Business Enterprise

• GLBT - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender


About Program Office 

The Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA) mission is to serve as a leading advocate for Servicemembers, Veterans, their families, and Survivors, delivering with excellence Veteran-centered and personalized benefits and services that honor their service, assist in their readjustment, enhance their lives, and engender their full trust. VBA strives to provide excellent customer service to ensure Veterans receive prompt and accurate answers to their questions and are always treated with kindness and respect.  

If you have questions about the virtual event, please contact the Direct Access Program by e-mail at or by phone at 202-461-4694.



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