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Direct Access Program - VHA Procurement & Logistics Office (P&LO) Regional Program Office (RPO) West NCO 22 Quarterly Virtual Business Opportunity Session

VHA Procurement & Logistics Office (P&LO) 

Regional Program Office (RPO) West 

(NCO 22) Quarterly 

Virtual Business Opportunity Session


Date:     April 12, 2022 

Time:     3:00pm (EST)

Hosts:     Catalina (Cathy) Fernandez, Small Business Specialist

                Jawaid (Jay) Khan, Small Business Specialist

Virtual Format: Powered by Cisco WebEx

Virtual Session Recording:  

To access the session recording, click the link below.

The recording access password is: fTqUSJ@3

Recording Link:

Session Presentation: Presentation - RPO West NCO22 VBOS - April2022 - Final.pdf

Regional Procurement Office West’s Quarterly Small Business Virtual Event will cover the need-to-know Small Business Regulatory process to help increase your VA procurement readiness, regulatory understanding, and opportunities on winning a VA contract.  

Subjects covered will include: VA Rule of Two, The Vet First Program, Small Business Hierarchy of Preference; discovering opportunities in sub-contracting, Forecast of Contracting Opportunities, and teaming/JV/Mentor Protégé.

Applicable NAICS: 

NAICS       Description

236220      Commercial and Institutional Building Construction

325412      Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing

334510      Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing

334516      Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing

339112      Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing 

339113      Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing

423450      Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

423830      Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers

561320      Temporary Help Services

621511      Medical Laboratories

811219      Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance

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



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