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VA Direct Access Program - Veterans Benefits Administration - Architecture and Engineering - Virtual Business Opportunity Session

VA Direct Access Program – Veterans Benefits Administration -  Architecture and Engineering - Virtual Business Opportunity Session 


Date: October 13, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

Virtual session recording
To access the session recording, click the link below. 

The access password is: 7MxxpRg@
Recording Link:

Session Presentation: Presentation - VBA ArchEng VBOS-Oct132021-FINAL.pdf


Company Opportunities 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), in collaboration with the Direct Access Program, will host a virtual business opportunity session. VBA is seeking small businesses to prime and subcontract to clients.  Small businesses with operations related to the following business sectors, NAICS codes, capabilities, agencies, contract vehicles and socio-economic classifications as outlined below, should consider participating in this event.  

The desired outcomes for this event will be for VBA to provide a program overview, a forecast of business development opportunities and what the organization seeks in its relationships with small businesses.


By participating in this event, attendees will receive:

•       An overview of projects for VBA Facilities for the near term

•       An opportunity to ask questions

•       An opportunity to meet with Facilities Program Office personnel

•       An opportunity to meet with Facilities Acquisition personnel

•       An opportunity to network with other business to establish business


Business Sectors

VBA is interested in companies with operations related to the following business sectors.

• Federal Health

• Civil Government

• Commercial


Applicable NAICS

VBA is interested in companies with operations related to the following NAICS.


NAICS         Description

562910           Environmental Abatement

541330           Engineering Services

541310           Architecture Services    



VBA is interested in companies with the following capabilities. 

• Environmental Abatement including HAZMAT 

• Environmental Hazzard Testing

• Environmental Abatement Consulting

• Construction Inspection and Management Services

• Engineering Third Party investigations/consultations    

Structural Engineering validation (structurally sound investigations) 

Fire Suppression consultation and design

• Architecture and Engineering Design and Inspection Services

• Independent Facilities Project Estimates (non-design) validation and consulting• Security Equipment Repair and Warranty Work

• Security A/V system design, repair, installation, and disposal


Federal Socio-Economic Classifications

VBA is seeking small businesses associated with the following socioeconomic statuses.  

• Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

• Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)

• 8(a)

• Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

• Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

• Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones)


State & Local/Higher Education Socio-Economic Classifications Sought

VBA is seeking small businesses associated with the following statuses.  


• SBE - Small Business Enterprise

• DBE - Disadvantage Business Enterprise

• SDBE - Small Disadvantage Business Enterprise

• MBE - Minority Business Enterprise

• WBE - Women Business Enterprise

• MWBE - Minority - Woman Business Enterprise

• GLBT - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender


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 Program Office 

The Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA) mission is to serve as a leading advocate for Servicemembers, Veterans, their families, and Survivors, delivering with excellence Veteran-centered and personalized benefits and services that honor their service, assist in their readjustment, enhance their lives, and engender their full trust. VBA strives to provide excellent customer service to ensure Veterans receive prompt and accurate answers to their questions and are always treated with kindness and respect.  


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