Washington, D.C.- Five Virginia businesses were chosen as U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners. The award recognizes their excellent business practices and the commitment made to their employees, customers, and community.

“Winners of the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award exemplify the great success that can be achieved through the American free enterprise system,” said U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “These Virginia businesses are innovators that will help lead the state out of this recession, create new jobs, and get our economy moving again.”

The Blue Ribbon Small Business Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club, is designed to recognize businesses that demonstrate excellent practices in several areas, including strategy, employee development, community involvement, and customer service.

In Virginia, these businesses included:
Fine Earth, LLC
SBG Technology Solutions
ARC Aspicio
Sevatec, Inc.
MTC Transformers, nominated by Joint Industrial Development Authority of Wythe County

“This award is about more than recognizing financially successful businesses, ” said Donohue. “It’s about honoring those that show a commitment to their employees, sound business practices, and bettering their communities. These Virginia businesses have made that commitment, and the Chamber is proud to recognize their contributions.”

This year’s 75 Blue Ribbon winners were selected from a record number of nationwide applicants and will be honored at America’s Small Business Summit 2010, May 17-19, in Washington, D.C. On March 15, seven of the Blue Ribbon businesses will be announced as award finalists, and one will be named the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year during America’s Small Business Summit. The winner will be presented with a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of Sam’s Club.

Blue Ribbon businesses are also eligible for the Community Excellence Award, decided by online public voting, March 1-12. In addition, 25 Free Enterprise Honorees were commended for their strong business practices and contributions to the economy.

To learn more about America’s Small Business Summit, visit http://www.uschambersummit.com.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

SBG partner MAT, Inc. was today awarded an IDIQ contract in support of Army Human Resources.
This proposed IDIQ acquisition will provide support for the full life cycle of non-personal personnel services to Defense personnel communities, including defense civilian employees, military members (Active, Guard and Reserve), military families, veterans, and retirees.. Support to the Army’s HR communities policies, programs, and systems will focus on the following functional areas: business planning and research and evaluations.
The Contractor shall provide Studies and Analysis support services related to human resource services and activities. The breadth of support includes Army Human Resource (HR) activities and could encompass more of Department of Defense HR activities during the life of the contract.
SBG Technology Solutions, Inc. is a member of the MAT, Inc. IDIQ team.

Stafford – SBG TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC. (SBG) announced today that in recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com recently named SBG TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC. in three Top Small Business categories. Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness, with over 48,000 members, is the largest organization of diversity owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities.
This trio of awards ranked SBG TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC. in the following order:
• 63rd among the Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
• 60th among the Nation’s Top 100 Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses in the United States.
• 175th among the Nation’s Top 500 Veteran Owned Businesses in the United States
Both the Div500 and Div100 are the 10th annual listings of the nation’s small businesses. The companies listed in each of these divisions represent the top multicultural earners country-wide, and challenges the long-held notion that small business is insignificant. Members of each division are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with small and diversity owned companies.
SBG will be presented with the awards at the 10th Annual Multicultural Business Conference, to be held April 27 – 29, 2010 in Washington, D.C. The conference was first held during 2001, and has a history of bringing together entrepreneurs, corporate diversity practitioners, government agencies and college/university, practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of multicultural business and community. The conference examines the concept of multiculturalism as a positive aspect of a global world and globalized society.
“I’m both pleased and honored to receive these new corporate awards,” said President and CEO Carlos Del Toro. “These awards represent the expertise and professionalism of our world-class employees, and our corporate commitment to excellence.”
SBG Technology Solutions is a rapidly growing SBA certified 8(a) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business providing professional engineering services and consulting. SBG specializes in providing programmatic services and strategic technical studies to federal agencies and commercial clients. Now celebrating our fifth anniversary, SBG provides a broad range of administrative, IT, engineering, and educational support program solutions.

 

WASHINGTON, DC MARCH 27, 2009: Local business leader Carlos Del Toro was selected to question President Barack Obama during yesterday’s Online Town Hall from the White House.

Mr. Del Toro, President and CEO of SBG Technology Solutions, is a Director on the Small Business Council of the United States Chamber of Commerce and a gubernatorial appointee to the Commonwealth Of Virginia’s Small Business Commission. He and four other members of the US Chamber were invited to participate based on their business acumen and positive professional experiences in this time of national economic crisis.

Over 104,000 questions were submitted in advance for the inaugural edition of the White House’s Open for Questions series, with 3,606,000 votes cast. Mr. Del Toro’s question, on bundling of federal contracts and the ability of small contractors to effectively compete, came during the open questions section and was one of only seven asked during the event. “It was an honor to be back at the White House in support of our nation’s small business agenda. Small business has been the engine of our economy. The President demonstrated his ongoing commitment to helping small businesses grow and prosper.”

A full transcript and video of the event can be found here,http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/09/03/26/Wrapping-Up-Open-for-Questions/.

SBG Technology Solutions http://www.sbgts.com/ provides state-of-the-art technology, products, and services to meet customer requirements in a wide variety of engineering and scientific applications. SBG also provides the necessary Professional Support Services to mange those complex requirements, and Consulting Services often needed to capture, launch, and manage such programs.

The Richmond District Office announced the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) certification of SBG Technology Solutions (SBG) as a Participant in the 8(a) Business Development Program. SBG’s nine (9) year program term began December 21st, 2006.

The SBA’s 8(a) program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.

Additionally, SBG has been certified as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) in the Federal Government.s SDB program. SBG’s term of participation in the SDB program is concurrent with the 8(a) Business Development Certification.

While the 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged firms, SDB certification strictly pertains to benefits in federal procurement. SBA certifies SDBs to make them eligible for special bidding benefits. Evaluation credits available to prime contractors boost subcontracting opportunities for SDBs.

Booz Allen Hamilton today announced that it has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract from the US Navy to provide management support services to assist the Director, Material Readiness and Logistics (OPNAV N4) in its efforts to facilitate business transformation initiatives for the Navy enterprise. Sea Enterprise, the Navy’s business transformation, is designed to enhance the readiness, effectiveness, and availability of forces through business process changes.

Booz Allen’s team includes SBG Technology Solutions.

Read the full article on the Booz Allen website.

SBG Technology Solutions, as a partner in a joint venture called American Veterans LLC, was one of forty-four companies awarded the VETS GWAC.

The Veterans Technology Services (VETS) Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a small business set-aside contract for service-disabled veteran-owned (SDVO) small technology firms. It is the result of Executive Order 13360 that is designed to strengthen federal contracting opportunities for SDVO technology firms. VETS presents a new way for federal agencies to achieve small business goals through purchase of Information Technology solutions from small businesses owned by services-disabled veterans.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWARSYSCOM), on behalf of the Program Executive Office – Space Systems (PEO-SS), awarded a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) $3,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to SBG Technology Solutions of Stafford, Virginia.

SBG Technology Solutions will provide PEO Space Systems with program management, and engineering, analytical and technical services support possessing experience with the MUOS Program, the Navy’s ForceNet Program, the Global Information Grid, Open Architecture software/hardware issues and Operational Experience across traditional naval warfare and space domains to provide technical analysis, implementation collaboration and meeting liaison in support of PEO IWS, MUOS, ForceNet, Open Architecture, NESI, and Global Information Grid Navy- wide Enterprise Team initiatives. The Space Open Architecture requirement surfaced as a result of the USD (AT&L) promulgated guidance memoranda concerning implementing Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA), directing the services to implement Open Architecture tenets. In response to this mandate, PEO IWS created the Open Architecture Enterprise Team (OAET) to oversee and facilitate OA implementation across PEO domains. PEO Space Systems participates in the Open Architecture (OA) effort, the Netcentric Enterprise Solutions for Interoperability (NESI) effort, ForceNet Working Groups, Global Information Grid Working Groups, and the Geospatial Intelligence Working Group (GWG) to develop the technical architecture, OA implementation guidance, OA technical criteria and reusable software components that can facilitate design, implementation and maintenance for information systems that support Network Centric Warfare (NCW) and contribute to the development of ForceNet capable systems for Space Systems. These initiatives are further closely inter-related to ongoing ForceNet and GIG Navy/DoD initiatives.

The Program Executive Officer for Space Systems is pursuing efforts sanctioned by PEO IWS to support functions and participation on numerous OA related working groups. Extensive contractor program support will be required to augment PEO Space System’s and PEO IWS’s limited staff and accomplish these efforts within the aggressive schedule constraints that have been established by PEO IWS. Technical support requirements will include program management, program support, systems engineering and integration analysis, acquisition management, contract management analysis, risk management, program scheduling and planning, contract planning, extensive briefing support, and the final development and staffing of requirements, specifications, planning documents, program plans, and concept documents to support existing and future PEO IWS requirements as well as ongoing Open Architecture/ForceNet Risk Reduction Experimentation initiatives.

SBG Technology Solutions also will assist PEO Space Systems and PEO IWS in monitoring ongoing OA efforts at other agencies and organizations. Contractor support will include close liaison with the National Reconnaissance Office and PEO IWS

SBG Technology Solutions will engineer, furnish, install and test (EFI&T) a Mass Notification System (MNS) consisting of a GIANT VOICE Public Address system with High Power Notification capabilities. The system will be a fixed multi-cell 121 decibel (at 100 feet) Omni-Directional, High Power Siren/Public Address Base Notification System (with 3000 watt amplifiers) capable of standard Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) alarm signals and associated voice components (Music & Audio Messages) with controls, amplifiers and speakers. The system will have redundant control/user interface capability from two geographically separated locations. Radio links will be narrow band compliant in accordance with approved ACC frequencies. The system will have a user interface central station control encoder/decoder, auxiliary board for remote activation, noise canceling microphone, two-way narrow band controls and status option capability. Status options will at a minimum inform the user of alarms, system operational or non-operational status, and battery/power information. The system will also have remote station digital voice, voice recording and programming capabilities.

SBG will utilize an IPT Project Management team approach to develop and implement the system. A System Planner, Project Administrator and Project Manager will be assigned to the project to insure agreement regarding design, documentation, training and commissioning requirements. A detailed project review will be conducted with Langley AFB personnel to verify that the design approach and expected results are in line with expectations. Engineering and Professional Services Incorporated (EPS), a factory trained and authorized regional installation contractor who specializes in siren systems and control systems, will be utilized for the installation of the activation/control points, the Giant Voice Outdoor Electronic Sirens, and the indoor warning controllers and speakers.

SBG will install the Central Control Points at the start of the installation process, allowing Operator and Administrator training to commence once the control points are complete and the initial field and/or building controllers are in place. Siren and Controller installation will then continue until completion. Upon completion of the installation and system optimization any additional training will be scheduled. Our training team will provide the training materials and training sessions utilizing actual product and simulating actual operation. Hands on demonstrations and operations are employed to insure that complete understanding is achieved.

SBG Technology Solutions is one of 503 companies being awarded indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts for support services for all phases of weapon systems acquisition and life-cycle support including Research & Development Support, Prototyping, Acquisition Logistics, Modeling, Test & Evaluation Trials, and Engineering Support for the Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Strategic Systems Programs, and the United States Marine Corps.

These contracts are in addition to the existing 150 contracts already awarded under the SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) acquisition program for services procurements. The Government estimates a maximum of $5,300,000,000 of services will be procured per year via orders issued under the SeaPort-e multiple award contracts. The awards have a four-year base period with one five-year award term and one additional one-year award term.

These contracts were competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online (NECO), with 515 offers received and 504 contracts awarded. Contract funds will be obligated at the time of task order award and as such, multiple funding types (with varying expiration dates) may be used, consistent with the purpose for which the funds were appropriated. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Va. is the contracting activity.

The award of these contracts is a result of the SeaPort-e Rolling Admissions solicitation that expanded theSeaPort-e user base from the Naval Sea Systems Command, its field activities and affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEOs), to include the Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Strategic Systems Programs, and the United States Marine Corps. The SeaPort-e acquisition is comprised of seven regional zones in which task orders will be competed based upon the principal place of performance. These awards contain provisions to set aside requirements for small businesses, service disabled veteran owned small businesses, and historically under-utilized business zone small businesses. Under these multiple award contracts, each contractor will be provided a fair opportunity to compete for individual task orders solicited within their zone or zones of performance.

Funding: Contract funds will be obligated at time of task order award and multiple funding types may be used. The funding for task orders to be issued under these contracts will come from a variety of sources and will be consistent with the purpose for which the funds were appropriated.


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