Doing Business With The Commonwealth

If you are interested in doing business with the Commonwealth, the Department of General Services has a broad range of resources to help.

  • The Division of Purchases and Supplies can get you started as a vendor.  For more information, click here.
  • Virginia's statewide e-procurement solution, eVA, is one of the most comprehensive in the country.  To register and learn more about eVA, click here.
  • Virginia Business Opportunities lists all major products and services that state agencies and localities are purchasing.  To view these opportunities, click here.
  • The Public-Private Education and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA) encourages innovative approaches to financing state construction and renovation projects.  For more information, click here.

Small, Women and Minority-owned Businesses - - - Doing Business with the Commonwealth

Each year the state buys goods and services totaling more than $5 billion.  The Commonwealth of Virginia wants to do business with you and increase participation of small, women owned, and minority-owned businesses.  Be a part of the team and do business with the Commonwealth by following these three easy steps: 

1.   Certify 
2.   Register 
3.   Sell 

1. Certify Your Business as a Small, Woman or Minority-owned Business.
In order to qualify as a Small Woman and Minority-owned (SWAM) business your business must be certified by the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise.  The certification is free and can be completed online at http://www.dmbe.virginia.gov/.

2. Register Your Business in eVA After you apply for certification register your business in eVA, the state's electronic procurement system.
About 88% of the Commonwealth's purchases are made through this system.  Registration in eVA takes approximately 2 hours to complete online.  It will provide information about your business to more than 9,000 users. Register at http://evaregishelp.dgs.virginia.gov/.

3. Sell to the Commonwealth.
Your business is certified, registered and now your business can begin selling to the Commonwealth.

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