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Doing Business With the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

August 7, 2018  Iron Mountain, MI
Start Date August 7, 2018
End Date August 7, 2018
Time 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facility Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Outpatient Clinic, Second Floor, Rooms 2376 & 2378
Address 325 East H Street
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Contact Info Don Makowski
(906) 789-0058 ext. 1311
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This workshop will focus on procurement procedures and business opportunities for veteran owned and small businesses with the Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 12 area consisting of Milwaukee, WI; Madison, WI; Tomah, WI; Chicago, IL; Danville, IL; and Iron Mountain, MI with eight medical centers, 38 outpatient clinics, eight nursing homes, and six domiciliaries, providing health care services to the 700,000 Veterans who reside within its four state (Illinois, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, and Northwest Indiana) area. Overall, the Department of Veterans Affairs spends over $23 billion annually.

What you will learn:

  • Basics of the government marketplace
  • How to sell to the U.S. VA
  • Opportunities at the U.S. VA
  • Federal and state U.S. VA verification/certification process
  • Using the U.S. SBA as a small business source

Who should attend:

  • Veteran-owned businesses
  • Businesses looking to team with veteran-owned businesses
  • Small businesses

What the VA buys:

  • The U.S. VA purchases goods and services to support medical care for our nation’s veterans.
  • The U.S. VA maintains medical care facilities at various locations.


  • Tom Vargo, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Don Makowski, Northwest Michigan PTAC
  • Carol Murphy, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) – Wisconsin PTAC

*This workshop is also being offered in Wisconsin on August 8, 2018. CLICK HERE for more information*


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Northwest Michigan PTAC

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)