A service-disabled veteran-owned small business contractor from Colorado and a woman-owned mapping technology company from Minnesota have been named the National Prime Contractor of the Year and National Subcontractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The awards were announced at a breakfast event as part of the SBA’s National Small Business Week celebration.
“When federal contracts get into the hands of small businesses, it is a win-win for the federal government, small businesses, the economy and the job market,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “The federal government awarded nearly $100 billion in federal contracts to small businesses like the ones being honored today. These businesses and the industry leaders who contract with small businesses help boost the nation’s economy and they are stellar models of how to successfully navigate the federal contracting arena.”
This year’s winners are:
- Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year: Michael Lee Anderson, President of INTECON, LLC, established the service-disabled veteran-owned small business in 1999, to provide telecommunication, IT, maintenance and operation, engineering hardware and software services, and advisory & assistance services to government and commercial customers. The company has 81 employees and achieved $17.6 million in revenues last year. INTECON supports operationally classified programs in the US, Korea, Afghanistan and the Middle East.
Special achievements for INTECON include: monitoring and providing analysis of radiation contamination from the damaged Japanese nuclear reactor during the Japanese earthquake/tsunami recovery, providing translation and analysis on a Mexican government sponsored Web site dedicated to anti-drug efforts and introducing the Health Service Support Estimate Process now known as the National Integrated Catastrophic Health Events-Preparedness and Response System (NICHE-PRS) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which resulted in an invitation to test the system in a national level exercise.
- Small Business Subcontractor of the Year: Founded in 1987, Pro-West & Associates (PWA) is a woman-owned small business that is also certified in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program. The firm specializes in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. This technology is used exclusively to create, manage and visualize geographic information that typically can only be seen on maps. The firm provides custom and semi-custom GIS applications, geo-database design, and Structured Query Language (SQL) designed for database management and cartographic products. PWA has conducted multi-million dollar internal feasibility studies and provides GIS assistance to the Environmental Protection Agency. The company has been awarded government contracts ranging from several thousand dollars to more than $5 million to provide solutions and services that include desktop, web mobile mapping applications, system design and integration.
The two small businesses were selected from among ten regional prime contractors and 10 regional subcontractors of the year. The awards honor small businesses that provide outstanding goods and services to the federal government as prime contractors or as subcontractors.