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1st Quarter FY 2021 Office of Construction and Facilities Management Virtual One-on-One Meetings

Registration is closed!!!

In response to the Veteran-Owned Small Business and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business community request to have business networking dialogue with a senior leader in the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC), the Department made available a series of quarterly events.

The 1st Quarter FY 2021 event will be hosted by Mr. Zebulon Fox, Director, Office of Facilities Acquisition, Office of Construction and Facilities Management for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The event is intended for 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 Mr. Fox can answer OALC-related questions. In prepartion for the sessions, Mr Fox 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, October 30, 2020, to directaccess@va.govSubject line: Questions for Mr. Fox; Nov. 17th Virtual Session.

Oct. 2, 2020 - Registration Opens

Oct. 23, 2020 - Registration Closes

Oct. 30, 2020 - Deadline for Questions

Nov. 17, 2020 - Event

Registration will close when the available times are taken.


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