SEBAC Announces Recipient of 2017 Award for Excellence in Awarding Small Business Prime Contracts

U.S. Army Office of Small Business Programs Once Again Receives Recognition for Its Strong Support of Small Environmental Business Contracting
WASHINGTON - Nov. 1, 2017 - PRLog -- The Small Environmental Business Action Coalition (SEBAC) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 Award for Excellence in Awarding Small Business Prime Contracts. For the second year in a row, SEBAC members have selected the U.S. Army Office of Small Business Programs. SEBAC presents the award to recognize a Federal agency's demonstrated commitment to small environmental business contracting.

The procurement data, researched by FEDMINE.US, was specific to NAICS codes 562910 and 541620 among Federal agencies. The data was evaluated based on the number and quality of agency procurements and the agency's overall commitment to small businesses to determine the recipient of the Award for Excellence. This evaluation is based on a pre-established set of criteria which includes three key components:

•    The agency's ability to meet or exceed projected goals for fiscal year;

•    The agency's quality and quantity of small business awards; and

•    The agency's progress towards improvement in attaining goals (percentage increase and/or proven improvement).

We are pleased to recognize the U.S. Army Office of Small Business Programs for its strong support of small environmental businesses as demonstrated by the quantity and quality of small business prime contracts within NAICS codes 562910 and 541620. In the government fiscal year 2017, the Army far exceeded the SBA's statutory goal of 23% by awarding 85% of prime contractor dollars in NAICS 562910/541620 to small businesses. This was a significant increase from 2016, in which the Army obligated 60% in these NAICS codes to small businesses. We also recognize the Army for the quantity of small business contract actions in these two NAICS codes: 1,284 contract actions totaling $241M in 2017.

SEBAC President, John Dwyer with KEMRON,  Fritz Meyer with EA Engineering Science and Technology (both companies are  Award for Excellence cosponsors), along with Monica Cooper, Award for Excellence Chairperson, will present the Award during SEBAC's Networking Reception and Award Presentation at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.   This the same venue as the SAME Small Business Conference for DOD Engineering, Construction, and Environmental Programs. Mr. Tommy L. Marks, Director, U.S. Army Office of Small Business Programs, will be on hand to accept the award.

Smith Manus Surety Bonds, an agency specializing in environmental, construction, and specialty bonds for all industries, is a major sponsor of the Networking Reception. Other sponsors are PilieroMazza PLLC, SECUR LLC, KOMAN Family of Companies, EnviroSmart, Environmental Quality Management (EQM), I.C.E. Service Group, Avanti Corporation, Renova Environmental Services, and Sealaska Environmental Services.

The event is open to SEBAC members, invited guests and small environmental businesses interested in learning more about SEBAC. Click here for more information about the Award for Excellence; click here to RSVP for the Award Presentation and Networking Reception or contact the SEBAC office via email or 202-775-8400.

SEBAC was formed to act as a unifying voice for addressing issues that face small environmental businesses nationwide. Membership is open to small businesses primarily engaged in the environmental industry with 750 or fewer employees. Member companies perform environmental investigations, design, engineering, remediation, operations and maintenance, and ordinance and explosives work for federal agencies and commercial businesses. For more information about SEBAC, visit

Susan Brock

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