WASHINGTON – A woman-owned, 8(a)-certified IT small business contractor from Virginia and a small commercial engineering firm from Massachusetts have been named the National Prime Contractor of the Year and National Subcontractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The awards were announced at a breakfast event as part of the final leg of SBA’s National Small Business Week celebration in Washington, D.C.
“Small businesses are the backbone of the nation’s economy, so when federal contracts get into the hands of small businesses or they are at the receiving end of investment capital opportunities, it isn’t just a win-win for the federal government, it vitalizes the economy and the job market,” said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.
“In FY 12, the federal government awarded nearly $100 billion in federal contracts to innovators and job creators like the small businesses being honored today. These businesses and the industry leaders are stellar models of how to successfully navigate the federal contracting arena and how to provide private equity opportunities to small businesses.”