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USAID Virtual Scheduled 1on1s


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Direct Access Program


United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program

Virtual Scheduled 1-on-1s


Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:40 PM ET, by confirmed appointment only
Virtual Format: Powered by Cisco Webex video conference
Deadline to register: 12:00 PM ET, Monday, November 28 or when all session time slots have been filled, whichever comes first.


Background: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Small Business Outreach Directorate in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s Direct Access Program, will host virtual 1-on-1 meetings with entrepreneurs. During the sessions, USAID Program Managers will discuss upcoming contract opportunities. USAID has a forecast of contract opportunities for companies offering various services. Additional information about the business lines USAID seeks services in are described below.   USAID is particularly interested in networking with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB). 


  • Availability is limited. At your earliest availability, please complete your registration profile. Then, log back into the system to schedule your session from any available time slot.  
  • Companies are limited to one (1) virtual session with a USAID host.
  • You must fully complete your profile, upload your capabilities statement, and click “Submit” to complete the company profile registration process. 
  • The virtual 1-on-1 event is a follow-up to the November 17, 2022, Vendor Outreach Session conducted by USAID. A link to the session presentation is provided here as an immediate reference.
    Presentation - USAID Veteran Business Outreach Nov 17 2022.pdf

mp4 icon USAID Veteran Business Outreach_November 17 2022.mp4

Communities of Interest


Business Sectors
USAID is interested in speaking to SDVOSBs and VOSBs operating in the North American Identification Classification System (NAICS) codes as follows:

NAICS         Description
238210      Security and Fire System Installation

541511       Custom Computer Programming Services
541611       Administration Consulting Services

541690       Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
541990       All other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 

Desired Federal Socio-Economic Classifications 
USAID encourages companies in the following socio-economic to consider registering for a 1-on-1 meeting with Program Managers. 

  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones)
  • Small Business


USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people progress beyond assistance. USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID’s work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. 

More information about USAID is available at

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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