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The 3rd Quarter FY 2021 event will be hosted by Ms. Janice Speth, Acting, Associate Executive Director, Office of Facilities Acquisition, Office of Construction and Facilities Management for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The event is intended for firm operation under the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes:

236220 - General Construction

237990 - Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

541310 - Architectural

541330 - Engineering

541360 - Seismic Geophysical Surveying Services

The cost is free to attend. Space is limited; only 13 sessions are available.

One representative per firm will be permitted to participate.

This event is comprised of (13) 20-minute one-on-one meetings during which Ms. Speth can answer OALC-related questions. In prepartion for the sessions, Ms. Speth will accept no more than 3 questions from firms seeking answers. Providing your questions in advance enables research to be conducted (as applicable).

Your registration does not quarantee your session. You will receive a confirmation email to include the time, session information and access link from the Direct Access Program Support Team.

When your session is confirmed, email the three (3) questions by Friday, May 7, 2021 to

Subject line: Questions for Ms. Speth; May 18th Virtual Session.


Apr. 23, 2021 - Registration Opens

May 7, 2021 - Registration Closes

May 12, 2021 - Deadline for Questions

Registration will close when the available times are taken.


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