PTAC Success Stories

                                                 SUCCESS STORY

Ware River Consulting LLC, an Indian Economic Enterprise and woman-owned small business, was awarded a contract by the University of Wisconsin, through its Procurement Department, on behalf of the system’s Institute of Business and Entrepreneurship to provide consulting services to support the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center.

"Ware River Consulting, LLC (WRC) has not let COVID-19 slow us down.  Many thanks to our PTAC Procurement Specialist Crystal Pierce who has continued to support us daily during these unusual times we are experiencing."

            Ware River Consulting, a professional services firm is located in Ware Neck, VA and offers dedicated support in the areas of Human Resources, Administrative Management Services, IT Services, and other Business Support Services for State and Federal Government Contracts.

            Consulting partners, such as WRC, leverage and enhance the SBDC network community to provide additional technical expertise to small businesses that have experienced supply chain disruptions, staffing challenges, a decrease in gross receipts or customers or a closure as a result of COVID-19.

WRC is a client of the American Indian Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development in Mesa, AZ.

“We receive our daily emails through the bid-matching system and the University of Wisconsin win for WRC proves that the bid-matching system works.  Our PTAC specialist takes the time to really listen to our needs and has played a crucial role in helping us identify those potential opportunities.  The support means so much to a small company, particularly during the difficult business conditions due to COVID-19.”

Debra Goodier, an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribe, learned about the National Center American Indian PTAC at a Native Edge Institute event in Washington, DC. 

“I had the opportunity to attend the event in December 2019 and it was a turning point for WRC.  The speakers were focused on Native American owned companies and their special needs as government contractors.  From networking to identifying future opportunities, this was a significant workshop that helped me focus on my business as an Indian Economic Enterprise.”

Cris Pierce was a speaker at the event on December 17, 2019.

For more information about Ware River Consulting LLC, visit their website at www.wareriverconsulting.com.

THE DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (DIA) DoD IIS PRIVATE CLOUD AWARDS CONTRACT TO FEDERATED IT

 

Company to Support the Design and Deployment of a Private Cloud to support the DIA (Arlington, Virginia)

September 31, 2019 - -

 

Federated IT today announced it has been awarded a contract by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) DoDIIS to design and deploy a private cloud. The Department of Defense is taking a leadership role in laying the groundwork for the broad roll-out of cloud deployments across the defense and intelligence communities as evidenced by the recent DIA private cloud award to Federated IT. The rapid growth of cloud computing, storage and management creates tremendous opportunities for providers such as Federated IT to demonstrate that small businesses can design and deploy critical infrastructure in support of our nation. This demand is further amplified by the [asymptotic] rise in the cost of cloud services for data intensive systems.

This award has a one-year base with four (1) year options with a total contract ceiling of $94.5 million. “This is an incredible opportunity to demonstrate our capability to deploy a global private cloud solution but the contract will provide the credentials of having modernized the Data Center strategy for one of the Big 3 Intelligence Community (IC) agencies and will position the service provider to expand this capability to adjacent organizations that draw intelligence service products from the IC,” said Matthew Bucholz, President of Federated IT. About Federated IT Founded in 2002, Federated provides information technology and cyber security professional services to the Department of Defense and the intelligence and law enforcement communities of the United States. The Company enables defense, national security, and federal law enforcement clients to expand, improve, and strengthen critical IT infrastructure and mission system capabilities within the Tier III - IV Enterprise Iterations and Cyber Security domains. The Company’s current project portfolio includes the customization and delivery of optimized cloud computing, data center operations and migration, enterprise architecture, scientific research and analyses, and cyber security solutions. Federated IT designs, builds and manages secure cloud environments, enabling customers to deploy advanced integrated technologies for large-format data management and secure communications; optimizes and secures Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for Celestial Navigation, Earth Orientation and Network Time Services. Strategically positioned in the government contracting space with key IDIQ and GWAC contracts, process maturity certifications, a Top-Secret facilities clearance and a greater than $120M contract backlog.

AIPTAC Success Story: Mission Support Services, LLC.

 

 

Mission Support Services (MS2) is a Native American, tribally-owned, SBA-certified 8(a), small disadvantaged business, and a wholly-owned company of Oneida ESC Group, which is owned by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. The Oneida ESC Group mission is “to preserve, restore, and enhance the natural and constructed environment for future

generations through successful project delivery for our customers.” The Oneida ESC Group remains committed to this mission by providing design-build construction management, sustainment and restoration, and safety consulting services through its subsidiary MS2, which was established in 2012. MS2 has provided these services to nationwide clients, including the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, and other federal, regional, and local agencies and private corporations.

 

 

MS2 has experienced tremendous success throughout the years, while maintaining a commitment to the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Support to the Oneida Nation by MS2 comes in the form of scholarships, internships, youth engineering camps, sponsoring community events such as the Woodland Indian Art Show, and providing exercise programs through the Oneida Elder Services

Program. As part of this vision of giving back, MS2 started a “Giving Fund,” which is used to provide new flags for the Oneida Veterans Chapter, a Code Talkers Day Golf Outing, and much more.

 

MS2 recently won a significant contract at Fort Benning, GA for Construction Infrastructure Services Support to the Network Enterprise Command (NEC). The award is significant for MS2 in that it is the first award the company has received at Fort Benning; the first contract the organization has won in a NAICS code for Communications Infrastructure Support Services; and a large contract win in collaboration with other Native-owned firms. MS2 will build an impressive performance history for future success with our Native-owned partners.

“With this win we have been able to forge a new strategic partnership with Mission Control Solutions (MCS) -- a very high quality and reputable firm that will open new doors of

opportunity for us,” said MS2 Director of Operations Daryll Long. “Simply put, this win serves as a platform for us to offer this new line of service to our customers,” added Jeffrey House, Oneida ESC Group CEO and enrolled member of The Oneida Nation.

MS2 is a client of the National Center’s American Indian Procurement Technical Assistance Center. MS2’s success is particularly gratifying for our own George Williams. In 2001, The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin was the first reservation George was assigned to as a procurement specialist, and his experience with the Oneida set a course for the work he continues today. In fact, the person who picked him up from the airport was Marge Stevens – the mother of our own Board Member Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr.

“It is particularly gratifying to follow the success of MS2 and how it’s benefitted the people of the Oneida Nation,” said Williams. “The contract with Fort Benning is going to a well-qualified and deserving recipient that will perform exemplary work for the Army.”

Congratulations to Mission Support Services on their big award and long track record of success!

Muskogee Technology Mission: Medical PPE 

 

(Atmore, Al), April 14, 2020-Alabama-based manufacturing plant, Muskogee Technology (MT) makes a shift to producing medical personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In March, MT began exploring ways to reposition their business model to better serve the increasing need of these items for the medical sector. MT's ability to quickly change their focus has allowed them to become a supplier helping to support and protect those on the front lines of COVID-19. 
"Initially, we identified our custom cutting and kitting services as a possible option to making surgical gowns," stated Westly L. Woodruff, President/CEO Muskogee Technology. 
Despite shortages of raw materials, MT created multiple first articles to determine which style gown would achieve the best level of protection, form, function, ease of use, and manufacturability. Woodruff partnered with various medical groups both locally and across the United States. MT is now producing surgical medical gowns, having made their first delivery on April 13th to Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, FL. 
"We are thankful Muskogee Technology can shift their production to gowns for our doctors, nurses, and team members. COVID-19 has changed the health care landscape, and as we work to provide care to our patients and others we serve, we are grateful this local company can partner with us in this way," states Mark Faulkner, President/CEO of Baptist Health Care. 
"The morale at MT is soaring as we pivot into manufacturing medical PPE. We just wanted to help. We found a starting point within our core competencies to produce the gowns, and we will see where it takes us from here. If our energy and efforts save a single life, it's been worth it. We are first and foremost patriots of this great Nation, stewards of our communities, and citizens willing to selflessly serve others. It is an honor to know we are supporting the medical professionals fighting the COVID-19 battle," commented Westly L. Woodruff, Muskogee Technology President/CEO. 

About Muskogee Technology 
Muskogee Technology is under the umbrella of Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority 
(CIEDA), the economic development arm of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. CIEDA oversees the non-gaming enterprises owned by the Tribe. CIEDA actively supports each of its business in achieving their specific business goals to as directed by the CIEDA Board of Directors and Tribal Council. 

Muskogee Technology Mission: Medical PPE 

by: WKRG Staff 
Posted: Apr 14, 2020 / 03:49 PM CDT / Updated: Apr 14, 2020 / 07:22 PM CDT 
 

 

ATMORE, Ala. (WKRG) —  The Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced Tuesday that a company the Tribe owns, Muskogee Technology, started producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to assist in the fight against COVID-19. 


Muskogee Technology’s President and CEO, Westly L. Woodruff, released the following quote: “Muskogee Technology is always looking for new paths to help. We are honored to serve and do what we can during this pandemic. I am proud we have the agility to refocus our equipment, workforce, and other vital resources critically needed to assist our healthcare communities during these trying times.” 


The equipment will be provided to Baptist Health Care.  Baptist’s CEO and President Mark Faulkner said: 
“We are thankful Muskogee Technology can shift their production to gowns for our doctors, nurses and team members.  COVID-19 has changed the health care landscape and as we work to provide care to our patients and others we serve, we are grateful this local company can partner with us in this way.” 
Muskogee Technology delivered its first batch of gowns yesterday. Woodruff began working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) upon learning of the shortage of PPE necessary to combat COVID-19. In addition to saving lives by stepping up for the healthcare communities, Muskogee Technology is able to retain its 77 employees. 

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