In Fiscal Year 2012, the IRS awarded approximately $656 Million Dollars in contracts to small business concerns. As a result, the IRS was the only agency to meet all of its small business goals in both 2011 and 2012. There are many success stories regarding small business concerns who provide much needed products and services to the IRS. Below are a few of the success stories captured by our contract specialists and administrators. Not all success stories are told, but there are many that should be. If you have a success story to share regarding doing business with the IRS, please contact the IRS Small Business Specialist, Ms. LaTonya Richardson. We may just add your story below.
$3.491M contract for the implementation of new or updated IT security initiatives, such as Treasury-mandated Enhanced Security Controls; Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 (HSPD-7) Critical Information Protection for MITS systems; and mitigation of risks of IT system security through analysis of controls and planning to leverage remediation plans throughout the enterprise ultimately safeguarding people and information.
Benefits: DTI is a small 8(a)/HUBZone IT services firm headquartered in South Baltimore (neighborhood known as “PigTown”), a historical neighborhood in the center of Baltimore City. Since arriving there several years ago, DTI has made a significant financial and social impact to the area. Fifty percent 50% of our corporate staff resides in Baltimore, which results in revenue to the HUBZone program. Just the renovation of our headquarters’ facility has inspired other businesses and residents to do the same. We have partnered with Paul’s Place, a local outreach/charity organization to provide school supplies as well as preparing to support Thanksgiving community needs. Our Organizational Director has spearheaded DTI’s community service projects focused inspiring the youth that resides in the City. We have also partnered with Congressman Elijah Cummings office as a means to assist in their initiatives of providing employment opportunities during their job fairs. DTI is committed to giving back to the City of Baltimore in a myriad of ways including jobs, donations, service, and time.
Implementation of the tax code to include the new provisions of ACA. CSSS.net is responsible for supporting all 17 major projects under ACA through the Enterprise Life Cycle (ELC) Milestones which ensure that each application is secure and functioning properly. This Task Order was awarded to CSSS.net under the TIPSS-4 ITS IDIQ Contract.
Benefits: CSSS.NET Named to the SBA 100 - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has recognized CSSS.NET as a company that created at least 100 new jobs since receiving SBA assistance. CSSS.NET joins those around the nation highlighted by SBA. In addition, CSSS.NET Received the 2010 Vetrepreneur Award. The Vetrepreneur of the Year award is a prestigious honor bestowed annually to only the preeminent role models the veteran-owned business movement has to offer.
Award to EMCS, LLC, to build a data repository in support of the Affordable Care Act, Charitable Hospital Compliance program, for which the IRS is implementing the tax code to include the new provisions.
Benefits: Certified by SBA as a SDB 8(a) business concern, SBA HUBZone certified business concern, and are registered in the State of Maryland's Small Business Reserve Program. They have a team of highly skilled professionals (80% have advanced degrees (masters or higher)) with a Business Focus on DHS, NAVY, NASA and NOAA programs. The Small Business Association granted EMCS, LLC a HUBZone Certification in January 2011.
$3.2 M award for Sun/Oracle M9000 Servers and maintenance which safeguard tax information.
Benefits: Over 40% of BlueTech Inc. employees live in a HUBZone, adding jobs to the local economy. Blue Tech is an active member in the community as well. They sponsor sports teams, and donate money or equipment to the local school systems. Our employees are base plus commission, but 50% of their yearly pay comes from commission. HUBZone helps Blue Tech win these awards, and help these employees make more money. Additionally, we have hired more staff, and will continue to hire local staff as we grow.
Brocade SAN Core Switches which safeguards tax information. It will allow the IRS to replace the existing aging SAN core director switches at the Maryland Tech Center lab (MTC) and the three computing centers located in Detroit, MI (ECC-DET), Kearneysville, WV (ECC-MTB) and Memphis, TN (ECC-MEM) to support Open Systems and Mainframe operations.
Benefits: As a 8(a) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), MicroTech is committed to a diverse multicultural workforce, with a focus on hiring veterans – providing career opportunities to those that have proudly defended our country. As a Service-Disabled Veteran himself, MicroTech President & CEO Tony Jimenez’ military service is never far away and, because of his experience, he measures his life’s work in the number of minorities and veterans he is able to inspire and assist in becoming successful business leaders and community contributors. For the Veterans community, Tony Jimenez mentors other Service Disabled-Veterans, holding training seminars, and providing counseling on professional opportunities. He also is a lifetime member of the American Legion, Veterans For Foreign Wars (VFW), and Disabled American Veterans (DAV).