The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Receive SEBAC's Award for Excellence in Awarding Small Business Prime Contracts
By: Small Environmental Business Action Coalition
WASHINGTON - Nov. 13, 2019 - PRLog -- The Small Environmental Business Action Coalition (SEBAC) is pleased to announce the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as the recipient of the 2019 Award for Excellence in Awarding Small Business Prime Contracts. SEBAC presents the award to recognize a Federal agency's demonstrated commitment to small environmental businesses.
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 the 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)
SEBAC members selected USACE 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 2019, USACE far exceeded the SBA's statutory goal of 23% by awarding 83% of prime contractor dollars in NAICS 562910/541620 to small businesses. This was a significant increase from 2018 in which USACE obligated 75% in these NAICS codes to small businesses. We also recognize USACE for acknowledging the strength of the environmental small business community by setting aside major contracts for small businesses.
SEBAC President, John Dwyer and Monica Cooper, Award for Excellence Chairperson, will present the Award during SEBAC's Networking Reception and Award Presentation on Wednesday, November 20. 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in Room A127 at the Dallas Convention Center. This is the same location as the SAME Small Business Conference.
Sponsors of the Award for Excellence are ECC, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC, and PilieroMazza PLLC. Smith Manus Surety Bonds is a major sponsor of the Networking Reception; KEMRON is a sponsor of the Speaker Session. Other sponsors are ECC, ATI, Inc., KOMAN Family of Companies, I.C.E. Service Group, Zapata, Inc., Avanti Corporation, FEDMINE.US, Renaissance Global Services, Sealaska Environmental Services, and SPS.
The event is open to the public. Click here to RSVP. For more information about the Award for Excellence, visit www.sebac.org.
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.