Virginia Works Newsletter
November-December 2006


DOLI Seeks SWAM Vendors

The Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) spends about $500,000.00 annually to acquire goods and services necessary for the agency to accomplish its mission. About 40% of these discretionary dollars is targeted toward qualified small, woman-owned, and minority (SWAM) establishments conducting business in the Commonwealth.

Qualified SWAM businesses are registered in eVA ( , the state’s electronic procurement system, and certified by the Department of Minority Business Enterprise ( (DMBE). DOLI’s efforts to utilize SWAM businesses have been recognized by DMBE and the state’s agency charged with oversight of state procurement. Building upon this past success, DOLI continues to solicit new SWAM businesses.

Most of the designated discretionary dollars are spent acquiring office supplies, printing and related services, and professional medical services. We are currently seeking SWAM vendors interested in supplying personal protective equipment, laboratory and field equipment and supplies, testing and calibration services, and chemical testing services.

DOLI’s spending is not limited to the areas described and its needs are ever evolving and changing daily. If you believe your business can help the agency and would like more information about DOLI’s needs or qualification of your business, contact Stephen D. Crump at (804) 786-4267 or . Join DOLI in making Virginia a better place to live, work, and operate a business.


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Last Updated: Thursday, December 7, 2006 2:55 PM