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VA Direct Access Program - LMI Virtual Scheduled 1-on-1s

VA Direct Access Program - LMI Virtual Scheduled 1-on-1s Event

UPDATE: Registration is now closed. If your firm is selected by LMI for an appointment, you will receive additional correspondence from the host and the Direct Access Support Team no later than Friday, May 14.

Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual session powered by Cisco Webex, audio and video enabled.
Deadline to register for consideration: 12:00 PM ET, Friday, April 30, 2021 or whenever capacity is reached. Whichever comes first.


  • Completing registration does NOT guarantee a 1-on-1 session with LMI.
  • Upon completing registration you will NOT be able to schedule an appointment. Selection and appointment scheduling is at the sole discretion of LMI
  • Firms NOT selected will receive communications from LMI.

Note: Your registration is ONLY for consideration to be selected by LMI or 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. LMI is the sole decision-maker regarding firms selected to meet with its representatives.

Selected firms will participate in a virtual 1-on-1 meeting which entails a video and audio interaction with LMI representatives. If your firm is selected by LMI for an appointment, you will receive additional correspondence from the Hosts and the Direct Access Support Team no later than Friday, May 14th.

LMI, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Direct Access Program, is conducting virtual scheduled 1-on-1 meetings.

Company Opportunities

LMI Consulting is seeking small businesses associated with the details outlined below, to prime and subcontract to clients. Review all details prior to registering for the event.

Business Sectors:

LMI is interested in small businesses that operate within the following business sectors:

  • Military & Veteran’s Healthcare Operations and Analysis
  • Medical Research & Development
  • Medical Logistics & Supply Chain Resilience

Applicable NAICS:

LMI Is interested in small businesses with operations related to the following NAICS:

  • 541330 Engineering Services
  • 541512 Computer Systems Design Services
  • 541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
  • 541612 Human Resources Consulting Services
  • 541618 Other Management Consulting Services
  • 541690 Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
  • 541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • 541990 All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • 561210 Facilities Support Services
  • 611430 Professional and Management Development Training
  • 611710 Educational Support Services


LMI is interested in small businesses with the following capabilities:

  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Medical Device Cyber Security
  • Human Capital as a Service
  • Digital Technology Services
  • Cloud Management and Computing
  • IT Agile and DevSecOps
  • Healthcare Policy Analysis
  • Supply chain (specifically healthcare)
  • Medical Research & Development


LMI is interested in small businesses with experience in working with the following agencies:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Defense Health Agency (DHA)
  • Army/MRDC
  • Airforce/AFMOA
  • Navy/BUMED

Contract Vehicles:

LMI Is interested in small businesses with experience related to the following contract vehicles:

  • OASIS (Pools 1,3,6)
  • GSA IT 70/Health IT SIN

Desired Federal Socioeconomic Classifications:

LMI is interested in small businesses that have the following socioeconomic statuses and criteria: **

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), meeting the following criteria:**

  • Size and ability to scale quickly for surge – companies with 50 or more full time employees are preferred, and partners should be able to demonstrate their recruiting and staffing resources and prior success
  • We are primarily interested in meeting with SDVOSBs who have current Prime contracts with the VA, or past performance within the past three years.
  • Competencies and past performance in any of the following: Healthcare Operations, Pandemic Security and Preparedness Support, Information and Technology Support services, Strategic Communications, and Curriculum Development; Training and Education services
  • A good reputation with clients as evidenced by CPARS or Customer Satisfaction data
  • Business presence near VA offices in the National Capital Region and other VA locations
  • A DCAA approved cost-accounting system is preferred, recognizing some small businesses may not have
  • Prime VA Contracts (Desired, but not required)

Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)

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Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones)

Alaska-Native Corporation (ANC)

Minority-owned (Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, etc.)

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.

About LMI

LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services.

Headquartered in Tysons, VA, LMI has ~ 1,800 employees nationwide. Of those, 27% are veterans or veteran spouses. We are ranked as one of the Military Times’ best employers for veterans eleven years running. LMI has an educated work force with 55% holding advanced degrees, and employees average experience is 22 years. Our staff includes the former CIO of the White House, former Chief Human Resources Officers at the Pentagon and the VA. Our FY18 customer survey responses indicated that 100% of our clients were extremely likely to recommend LMI to others. LMI vehicles are here

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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