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May 14, 2015

Southwest Virginia Small Businesses: VDOT wants you
Learn how to do business with VDOT at June 16 Small Business Outreach in Abingdon

BRISTOL— Small businesses have a big opportunity next month to become eligible vendors of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). On Tuesday, June 16 from 2 to 6 p.m., VDOT will host a Small Business Outreach at its Abingdon Interstate Maintenance Office at 700 East Main Street in Abingdon.

Each year the Bristol District makes more than 30 percent of its purchases with locally owned businesses. In 2013 that totaled approximately $30 million spent on goods and services ranging from office supplies to gravel to custodial work and more.

The Small Business Outreach will teach owners of small businesses how to enroll with and maximize use of eVA, the Commonwealth’s electronic procurement system, and the small, women-owned and minority-owned (SWAM) business certification program. These steps are essential to doing business not only with VDOT but other state and local government agencies.

Those interested in attending the event should contact Gary Cole, Bristol District Procurement Manager, at to confirm your attendance.

More information about doing business with VDOT can be found here:


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