Diversity Business

Electronic Procurement (EVA)

What is EVA?

To increase access to the University business opportunities, the Commonwealth of Virginia has created a central web-based system available to all suppliers. The system, called Electronic Virginia (eVa), is an electronic procurement system featuring a central supplier registration component. The Commonwealth of Virginia mandates that Virginia State University, as state agency, conduct its procurement transactions utilizing the eVa system, therefore, this will be the only portal used be the University for procurement transaction.

To participate in the University opportunities, suppliers are required to register with eVa before a contract award can be made with your company. For more information on eVa and how to register, please click on this link Electronic Procurement System.

Benefits of EVA

  • Reaching more than 12,000 buyers v Increasing bid opportunities.
  • Marketing directly to end consumers.
  • Capability to manage orders electronically.
  • Free advertising with eVa electronic catalogs.
  • Reports showing who buys your product or service.
  • Vendors Manual: https://eva.virginia.gov/pages/eva-vendors-manual.htm 

Small Women-Owned and Minority (SWAM)

What is SWaM?

Virginia State University is dedicated to enhancing the participation from Small. Women Owned and Minority (SWaM) business suppliers in our procurement opportunities. It's the University ‘s policy to contribute to the establishment, preservation and strengthening of SWaM businesses and to encourage their participation in procurement activities. The SWaM certification program is administered by the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DMBE) and is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s effort to help small, women, and minority-owned businesses with doing business with state government entities.

To become certified vendors should complete the on-line application for certification and provide the required documents. For more information on the certification process, please visit www.dmbe.virginia.gov