Annual Small Business Awards FY2016

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

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FY 2016 U.S. Department of Energy’s

Annual Small Business Awards

 

Bestowed on 20 award recipients at the 16th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo, Kansas City, MO on May 17, 2017

 

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) presented 20 award recipients with awards at their annual Small Business Forum & Expo, held this year in Kansas City, MO, from May 16-18, 2017. Awards were presented by DOE’s OSDBU Acting Director, Christy Jackiewicz.

Award winners for FY 2016 were:

Federal Small Business Program Manager of the Year – Recognizes an individual who embodies the many facets of an energetic, forward-thinking, DOE small business program manager. Their efforts far exceed expectations in working with, advocating for, and assisting in the increased utilization of small businesses.

Award Recipient:
Karen Tappert, Small Business Program Manager
Office of Nuclear Energy
Germantown, MD

Federal Procurement Director of the Year – Holds the position of managing the operations of a Federal procurement organization for an operations office, or program office (title such as procurement director, purchasing director, Head of Contracting Activity, etc.). The successful
candidate has displayed leadership and commitment to maximizing small businesses utilization through policies, procedures, outreach, and creating an atmosphere of “small business first” throughout their organization. Candidate selection criteria will be based on a balance of objective results-oriented measures and creating/implemented policies, programs and practices promoting small business.

Award Recipient:
Joseph Giove III, Director, Office of Coal Business Operations
Office of Fossil Energy
Germantown, MD

Laboratory Director of the Year – Recognizes the Laboratory director managing the operations of a Laboratory for an operations office, or program office.  The successful candidate has displayed leadership and commitment to maximizing small businesses utilization through policies, procedures, outreach, and creating an atmosphere of “small business first” throughout their organization. Candidate selection criteria will be based on a balance of objective results-oriented measures and creating/implementing policies, programs and practices promoting small business.

Award Recipient:
Dr. Hugh Montgomery, Laboratory Director
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Jefferson Science Associates
Newport News, VA

Federal Small Business Achievement of the Year (Facility Management Contractor [FMC] Program Office) – Recognizes the tangible, annual, organizational results, of a Federal DOE element. These results are measured in terms of dollars and percentage increases to small business procurement activity as well as growth in policies, programs and procedures that promote small business use.

Award Recipient:
Office of Fossil Energy
Washington, DC

Federal Small Business Achievement of the Year (non-FMC Program Office) – Recognizes the tangible, annual, organizational results, of a Federal DOE element. These results are measured in terms of dollars and percentage increases to small business procurement activity as well as policies, programs and procedures that promote small business use.

Award Recipient:
Office of Legacy Management
Washington, DC

Facility Management Contractor Small Business Program Manager of the Year – Recognizes an individual within a DOE facility who embodies the many facets of an energetic, forward-thinking small business program manager. Their efforts far exceed expectations in working with, advocating for, and assisting in the increased utilization of small businesses.

Award Recipient:
Christopher Fresquez, Small Business Program Manager
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM

Facility Management Contractor Procurement Director of the Year – Holds the position of managing the operations of a procurement organization for a management and operating contractor. The successful candidate has displayed leadership and commitment to maximizing small businesses utilization through policies, procedures, outreach, and creating an atmosphere of “small business first” throughout their organization. Candidate selection will be based on a balance of objective results-oriented measures and creating/implemented policies, programs and practices promoting small business.

Award Recipient:
Randy W. Combs, Procurement Director
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, CO

Facility Management Contractor Small Business Achievement of the Year – Recognizes the tangible, annual, organizational results of a DOE facilities management contractor. These results are measured in terms of dollars and percentage increases in small business procurement activity as well as policies, programs and procedures that promote small business use.

Award Recipient:
Y-12 National Security Complex/Pantex Plant operated by Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
Oak Ridge, TN and Amarillo, TX

Mentor of the Year – Recognizes the efforts of a DOE Mentor that has exceeded the requirements of their Mentor-Protégé agreement. These results have enhanced the protégé ability to successfully compete for Federal contracts.

Award Recipient:
Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC
Richland, WA

Protégé of the Year – Recognizes the significant development of a DOE Protégé that has enhanced their ability to successfully compete for Federal contracts through their participation in DOE’s MPP.

Award Recipient:
I-3 Global, Inc.
Kennewick, WA

8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year – This award recognizes the outstanding performance of a small business, certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) and/or Small Disadvantaged Business programs, for their exceptional performance in activities contributing to core DOE mission accomplishments.

Award Recipient:
Scientific Sales, Inc.
Oak Ridge, TN

Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year – Recognizes the exceptional performance of a Woman-Owned small business directly contributing to the accomplishments of core DOE mission objectives and requirements.

Award Recipient:
Precision Ferrites & Ceramics, Inc.
Huntington Beach, CA

HUBZone Small Business of the Year – Recognizes the excellence of a small business, certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as located and operating within a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), directly contributing to core DOE mission accomplishments.

Award Recipient:
Innovative Solutions Unlimited, LLC
Piketon, OH

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year – Recognizes the exceptional performance of a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business directly facilitating the advancement of core DOE mission objectives and requirements.

Award Recipient:
Highland Technology Services, Inc.
Gaithersburg, MD

SBIR/STTR Small Business of the Year – Recognizes a U.S. small business that exemplifies the spirit of DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs by strengthening and expanding its high-technology research and development competitiveness at the Department and/or in the marketplace.

Award Recipient:
Dirac Solutions, Inc.
Pleasanton, CA

Small Business of the Year – Recognizes the creative, unique, and extraordinary performance of a small business which has significantly and directly impacted core DOE mission objectives and requirements.

Award Recipient:
Restoration Services, Inc.
Oak Ridge, TN

OSDBU Director’s Excellence Award – Recognizes the creative, unique and extraordinary performance of an individual who has significantly and directly impacted core DOE mission objectives and requirements.

Award Recipient:
Danny Lloyd, Small Business Program Manager
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Jefferson Science Associates
Newport News, VA

OSDBU Director’s Excellence Award – In recognition of National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s volunteer efforts as a “pilot” site and significant contributions towards successfully implementing the M&O Subcontract Reporting Capability (MOSRC) initiative.

Award Recipient:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Randy Combs, Procurement Director
Golden, CO

OSDBU Director’s Excellence Award – In recognition of Kansas City National Security Campus managed by Honeywell’s volunteer efforts as a “pilot” site and significant contributions towards successfully implementing the MOSRC initiative.

Award Recipient:
Kansas City National Security Campus managed by Honeywell
Curtis Mears, Director, Planning, Procurement & Logistics
Kansas City, MO

OSDBU Director’s Excellence Award – In recognition of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s volunteer efforts as a “pilot” site and significant contributions towards successfully implementing the MOSRC initiative.

Award Recipient:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
LeAnne Stribley, Director, Acquisition Management Services Division
Oak Ridge, TN