The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) is an educational training program for owners, principals, and C-level executives of veteran-owned businesses. The VIP is a 27-hour, 3-day comprehensive certification program instructed by professional service experts, government officials, and agency representatives. One thousand four hundred forty-five veteran-owned businesses have graduated from the VIP Programs.
VIP GROW is designed for veteran-owned businesses to increase their ability to win government contracts by establishing best business practices.
VIP START is designed for veteran-owned businesses that want to enter or expand their business growth into the federal marketplace through best business practices.
VIP INTERNATIONAL is designed for veteran-owned small businesses that want to enter and expand their federal and commercial contracting opportunities overseas. The National Center for VIP is located 11 miles from the White House at The Bolger Center Hotel and Conference Center.
VIP classes are offered to one executive from each of the enrolled veteran-owned small businesses. The class size is limited to 50 companies. Funded by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, grants from the State of Maryland and Lockheed Martin, and VIP sponsors, the program is offered at no cost to participants, except transportation. VIP enrollment is open to eligible veteran-owned small businesses nationwide. For more information, see attachments or to apply, please email: email@example.com.