FY 2017 Annual Small Business Awards Program

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FY2017 Award Winners

FY2017 Award Winners

U.S. Department of Energy’s FY2017 Annual Small Business Awards

Charlie Smith, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), presented awards to recipients at the 17th Annual Small Business Forum & Expo, held this year in Houston, TX from May 22-24, 2018.

The OSDBU hosts this ceremony annually to recognize and honor small business stakeholders who have been particularly impactful. Thanks to their extra measure of effort, DOE steered over $6.1 billion toward small businesses in FY2017 to meet the Department’s missions, in both prime and subcontract awards. This is an accomplishment that we all can be proud of.

The award winners for FY2017 are:

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:
Gregory Gonzales
Small Business Program Manager
U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration
Kirtland AFB, NM

 

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 is based on a balance of objective results-oriented measures and creating/implementing policies, programs and practices promoting small businesses.

Award Recipient:
Teresa M. Martinez
Director, Non-M&O Contracting Operations Division, Office of Acquisition Management
U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration
Kirtland AFB, NM

 

Laboratory Director of the Year

Recognizes the Director of a Laboratory 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 is based on a balance of objective results-oriented measures and creating/implementing policies, programs and practices promoting small businesses.

Award Recipient:
Dr. Mark T. Peters
Laboratory Director
Idaho National Laboratory
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
Idaho Falls, ID

 

Federal Small Business Achievement of the Year

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 activities, as well as growth in policies, programs and procedures that promote small business use.

Award Recipient:
Office of Indian Energy
U.S. Department of Energy

 

Facility Management Contractor (FMC) 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:
J. Alex Agyemang
Manager, Small Business Programs and Supplier Partnering
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
Savannah River Site
Aiken, SC

 

Facility Management Contractor (FMC) 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 business utilization through policies, procedures, outreach, and creating an atmosphere of “small business first” throughout their organization. Candidate selection is based on a balance of objective, results-oriented measures, and creating/implementing policies, programs and practices promoting small businesses.

Award Recipient:
James W. Johnson Jr. (Jay)
Director, Procurement Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC.
Aiken, SC

 

FMC 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:
FLUOR-BWXT Portsmouth, LLC
Piketon, OH

 

Mentor and Protégé 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’s capability to successfully compete for Federal contracts.

Mentor Award Recipient:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies
Kansas City, MO

Recognizes the significant development of a DOE Protégé that has enhanced their ability to successfully compete for Federal contracts through their participation in the DOE Mentor-Protégé program.

Protégé Award Recipient:
Ultra-Tech Aerospace
Kansas City, MO

 

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 program, for their exceptional performance in activities contributing to core DOE mission accomplishments.

Award Recipient:
Redhorse Corporation
San Diego, CA

 

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:
Pacific Office Solutions
Richland, WA

 

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:
GovSmart, Inc.
Charlottesville, VA

 

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:
USSE2 O&M Services, A Joint Venture between US&S, Inc. and E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Greenville, NC

 

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:
SFP Works, LLC (dba Flash Bainite)
Washington, MI

 

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:
KAMO Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Augusta, GA

 

OSDBU Director’s Excellence Award

In recognition of their membership and volunteer efforts in the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Integrated Project Team (IPT), the following individuals assisted OSDBU with updating and revising DOE’s Small Business First Policy (P 547.1A).

Award Recipients:

Gary G. Lyttek
Senior Business Source Manager and IPT Co-Chair
U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration
Washington, DC

Anne Marie Bird
Small Business Program Manager
U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Environmental Management-Consolidated Business Center
Cincinnati, OH

Gregory Gonzales
Small Business Program Manager
U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration
Kirtland AFB, NM

Kent L. Hibben
Acquisition Specialist
U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Washington, DC

Chadsey Kittock
Procurement Analyst
U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Science
Washington, DC

Jacqueline Kniskern
Director
Office of Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division
Office of Acquisition Management
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC

Brian Lally
Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office of General Counsel
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC

John T. Lucas
Deputy General Counsel for Transactions, Technology, and Contractor Human Resources
Office of General Counsel
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC

Rachel C. Mack
Departmental Directives Program Representative
Office of Management
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC

Tamara L. Miles
Assistant Director
Office of Contracting
Office of Environmental Management-Consolidated Business Center
U.S. Department of Energy
Cincinnati, OH

Barry E. Ross
Procurement Analyst
Office of Acquisition Management
Strategic Programs Division
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC

Emily M. Stanton
Departmental Directives Program Manager
Office of Management
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC

Jason Taylor
Procurement Analyst
Office of Acquisition Management
Strategic Programs Division
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC

To learn more about working with the OSDBU, visit https://energy.gov/osdbu.