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Registration Closed- Microsoft Public Sector Virtual Business Opportunity Session



U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
 Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
 Direct Access Program (DAP)
 Microsoft Public Sector

Virtual Business Opportunity Session

Small Business Partnership Event


Date: Thursday, January 18, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Virtual Format: Powered by Cisco Webex


Presentation: Microsoft Presentation_VA DAP 18Jan2024_Final.pdf

Password: 29KbFV2*

Recording link: 

Microsoft, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Direct Access Program, will host a virtual business opportunity session. 

Community of Interest

The goals of this virtual session are:

Microsoft is interested in teaming with qualified small businesses via prime and subcontracting opportunities to increase their support within the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as the overall Federal market.


Company Opportunities

Microsoft has a robust team dedicated to business development, capture and bids and proposals, which is constantly evaluating federal, state, and local market opportunities.  These pursuits consistently entail the inclusion of teaming partners who bring unique capabilities to the offering.


Applicable NAICS

Microsoft seeks partners that specialize in operations related to the following NAICS: 

NAICS           Description
518210          Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

511210          Software Publishers

541519          Other Computer Related Services



The following company capabilities are of interest to Microsoft:

  • Microsoft Federal works to ensure that small businesses are included in all applicable competitive solicitations and partners with other operating units within Microsoft Federal throughout to promote the program members.
  • Microsoft seeks Small Businesses who align to the above NAICS codes or who have software solutions that run in our Commercial or Government clouds. 
  • Microsoft seeks to find partners who have services, capabilities, or are building IP around Microsoft Technologies, Cloud Hosted solutions, AI solutions and Security Solutions. 

Desired Federal Socioeconomic Classifications

Microsoft encourages companies with the following federal socioeconomic classifications to participate in this opportunity.

  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Veteran- Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Historically Underutilized Small Business (HUBZone)
  • 8(a)
  • Small Business (SB)
  • Large Business (LB)


About Microsoft:

At Microsoft, we see not only the value that small businesses bring to our company; we also see how small businesses promote continued innovation and growth of our economy. We are committed to working with small business suppliers to help you increase the scope of your company and become a trusted partner with us. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more—including small businesses like yours.


The Microsoft Small Business Program is a US-based, Microsoft Federal business unit only, initiative that focuses on supporting Microsoft’s commitment to partner with small business suppliers. Having a range of supplier sizes in our ecosystem allows us to quickly scale to meet business needs while supporting our pledge to continually seek year-over-year (YoY) growth with small businesses.


For more information, please contact the Direct Access Program Planning Support Team at or 202 461 4694.


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