Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command

Small Business Program Provides Great Opportunities

04/16/13 12:00 AM

Contact: Sue Brink
Voice: (904) 542-6622

By Sue Brink, NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs Office

Jacksonville, Fla. (NNS) - The Commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) recognized the NAVFAC Southeast Office of Small Business Programs with a letter presented April 15.

Rear Adm. Kate Gregory acknowledged the command with awards in three categories for fiscal year 2012 performance.

"I am thrilled to acknowledge your leadership, commitment, and demonstration of accountability," said Gregory in the letter. "Our teams are performing above and beyond, exceeding DoD and DoN initiatives by providing maximum opportunities for small business participation."

NAVFAC Southeast Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Kiwus presented the award to Nelson Smith, NAVFAC Southeast small business director.

The categories NAVFAC Southeast exceeded at include all Small Business Targets, Focus Area Small Business Targets, and Best in Class - Small Disadvantaged Business.

"These awards represent a total command engagement in providing the maximum practicable opportunity for small businesses to compete for our requirements," said Smith. "It takes the entire team working together."

Smith thanked everyone present for their support in meeting these goals.

Fiscal year 2012 was the fourth consecutive year that NAVFAC Southeast has exceeded targets in all small business categories - an unprecedented achievement in NAVFAC.

Each year target goals are established for Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, and Women-Owned Small Business categories.

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