Procurement Academy

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority's Procurement Academy

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority presents "Procurement Academy," a series of comprehensive workshops focused on various aspects of the procurement process, from start to finish. The workshops emphasize practical strategies for success and provide the essential elements you need to function effectively in today’s procurement arena.

Procurement Academy 2014-2015 Series:

The 2014-2015 series of Procurement Academy workshops will be held once per month, beginning September 18, 2014. Workshops run from approximately 8 am to 10:30 am, with registration and a networking break beginning at 7:30 am. The workshops will be held at: 

Gannett Company, Inc.
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22107

The Procurement Academy is being presented by the FCEDA in collaboration with many partners: Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Capitol Region Minority Supplier Development Council, Community Business Partnership (CBP), Fairfax County Department of Purchasing & Supply Management, Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, George Mason University Northern Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), SCORE, US Small Business Administration, Veterans in Business Conference, Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia (CBP), and Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO). 

The 2014-2015 iteration of Procurement Academy has come to a close. We look forward to seeing you in September 2016!


Previous Procurement Academy Workshops in this series:

June 17, 2015: Marketing to the Federal Government

May 20, 2015: Developing a Competitive Advantage through Mergers and Acquisitions, Teaming, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances

April 15, 2015: Small Business Legislative Update and Legal Aspects of Government Contracting

March 19, 2015: Woman-Owned Businesses - Leading the Way

February 25, 2015: Fairfax County Government Procurement Opportunities

January 21, 2015: Understanding the Value and Effective Use of Certifications – GSA, 8a, SWAM, MBEs, WBEs

December 10, 2014 - Capture Planning, Proposal Development and Win Strategies

November 19, 2014 - Veteran-Owned Businesses - Opportunities and Resources

October 16, 2014 - Cybersecurity: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Opportunities

September 18, 2014 - Growth Strategies for Small Business Success

Procurement Academy Archives (2010-2013 materials)

Note: Workshops and seminars will be canceled when Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) announces delays or cancels classes due to inclement weather. FCPS announces delays or cancellations on its Web site,, and on local television and radio stations.