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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Receive SEBAC's Award for Excellence
PR Log - Nov 13, 2012 - The Small Environmental Business Action Coalition, Inc. (SEBAC) and PilieroMazza PLLC are pleased to announce the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Awarding Small Business Prime Contracts.  This year’s recipient is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. SEBAC presents the award to recognize a federal agency’s demonstrated commitment to small environmental business through its awarding of small business prime contracts. Ms. Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Chief, Office of Small Business Programs, will accept the award during SEBAC’s Annual Networking Reception and Award Presentation on December 11, 2012.

SEBAC researched procurement data specific to NAICS codes 562910 and 541620 among federal agencies and evaluated the data 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 and award 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)

SEBAC is pleased to present the Award for Excellence to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its strong support of small environmental businesses as demonstrated by the significant improvement in the award of small business prime contracts within NAICS codes 562910 and 541620.  Within these two NAICS codes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased its small business prime contract awards from 47.5 % in 2010 to 69.4.9% in 2011. In 2011 alone the Army awarded 2,900 small business prime contracts in these two NAICS codes totaling $2,389,821,927.

SEBAC was formed to act as a unifying voice for addressing issues that face small environmental businesses nationwide. Membership is open to any small business that is primarily engaged in the environmental industry and has 500 or fewer employees.  Member companies perform environmental investigations, design, engineering, remediation, operations and maintenance, and ordnance and explosives work with federal agencies.  

Co-sponsor PilieroMazza is a full-service law firm located in Washington, DC serving clients around the country and the world. The firm is most well known for its government contracts practice. For over 25 years, PilieroMazza has helped small and mid-sized businesses successfully navigate the complexities of doing business with the federal government.

On December 11, 2012, SEBAC president, Dennis D. Morgan, II will present the award to Ms. Robinson-Burnette during SEBAC's Networking Reception and Award Presentation at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. This is the same venue as the SAME Small Business Conference for DOD Engineering, Construction and Environmental Programs. Smith Manus Surety Bonds, an agency specializing in environmental, construction, and specialty bonds for all industries, is a co-sponsor of the Networking Reception.

The event is open to SEBAC members, invited guests and small environmental businesses interested in learning more about SEBAC. For more information about the Award for Excellence, visit the About Us page at www.sebac.org. To RSVP for the Award Presentation and Networking Reception, contact sebac@sebac.org.

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