SAMS Receives National Veteran-Owned Business Association CertificationApril 19, 2018Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS), an award-winning provider of enterprise-wide solutions for commercial buyers and federal agencies is now a National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) Certified Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprise (SDVBE). This marks the company’s third Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) verification.
Third-party verification remains critical as the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continue to recognize self-certification as a major problem in small business government contracting. The GAO has recommended abolishing self-certification and replacing it with a robust verification system that would deter, detect and severely punish fraud.
“Self-certification requires minimal vetting and allows dishonest businesses to obtain the federal contracts specifically set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses,” said Staci L. Redmon, president and CEO of SAMS. “Legitimate SDVOSBs like SAMS rely on our verification for access to those same set-asides. It’s what levels the playing field and enables us to compete against larger, more successful corporations. When government spending is wasted, we all lose.”
NaVOBA certification requires applicants to provide significant documentation and undergo rigorous credential and site reviews. This stringent process mirrors existing certification requirements for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) selling to corporate America. NaVOBA aims to provide similar confidence to commercial buyers who proactively source and utilize businesses that are at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by U.S. military veterans.
“SAMS’ SDVBE status leaves no doubt that we are veteran-owned, operated and controlled,” Ms. Redmon explained. “The benefits NaVOBA provides are essential as we proactively build our network of commercial partners. SAMS’ reputation as a leading business-to-business solutions provider is what drives our 2020 Vision.”
Strategy and Management Services, Inc.’s Vivid Vision 2020 was released in 2015 and provides an industry-level strategic forecast of the organization’s growth. NaVOBA’s network of corporate allies will play a strategic role as the company continues to pursue a more diversified 60/40 ratio of commercial and federal contract holdings.
SAMS can be located on the NaVOBA directory using the assigned certification number 2018300053 at buyveteran.com.
NaVOBA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by Corporate Supplier Diversity professionals. It is the mission of NaVOBA to create corporate contracting opportunities for America’s Veteran’s and Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises (VBEs/SDVBEs) through certification, advocacy, outreach, recognition and education. NaVOBA provides a direct link between corporate America and veteran’s business enterprises, to improve business opportunities for VBEs of all sizes.
Founded in 2008, SAMS is an award-winning, SBA 8(a) program participant, verified SDVOSB, EDWOSB, SBA-certified SDB small business, NaVoBA-certified SDVBE and Commonwealth of Virginia SWaM and WBENC-certified company. SAMS provides Back Office Support and Building Services for federal agencies, state and local governments, higher education institutions, and commercial entities who want the high-quality services of a top-tier company with the “high-touch” of a client-focused small business. For more information visit getsamsnow.com.
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