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Thanks for your interest in being a Procurement Decision Maker (PDM) at 2023 NVSBE. The PDM portal is now closed. Please email the Direct Access Program at if you have question.

This is the 10th engagement hosted by VA OSDBU. The theme for this year’s event is Building Access. Dismantling Barriers. The NVSBE allows Program Offices and Procurement Decision Makers (PDM) to conduct immersive market research. PDM and other VA procurement influencers tangibly demonstrate commitment to helping Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and underserved firms achieve economic well-being. The interactions occurring at the NVSBE help entrepreneurs gain access to PDMs while concurrently dismantling barriers like insight into forecasted procurement opportunities. The briefings and conversations conducted at NVSBE shall remain within the bounds of legal and ethical guidelines.


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