DHS offers a leg up

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Sunday, January 1, 2006

WASHINGTON--Businesses looking to get contract work with the Department of Homeland Security may want to look into the Mentor-Protege Program administered by the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Large contractors team with qualified small contractors to fulfill federal requirements regarding small-business utilization in federal contract granting.
For mentoring smaller companies that, for example, employ a certain percentage of veterans, larger companies become more eligible for DHS jobs.
SFA, a holding company providing government services as diverse as mobile latrines and access control and employing 600, recently partnered with Ursa Navigation Solutions, a service-disabled-veteran owned small business. Over a three-year period, SFA will aid UrsaNav in developing the necessary expertise to win and execute DHS contracts.
In exchange, said SFA's director of business operations Shirley Place, SFA is more competitive as it bids for DHS contracts.
Interested parties can contact Angela Williams, DHS program manager, at 202-205-1652.