KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 22, 2012 – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Knoxville-based Management Solutions, LLC, as National Subcontractor of the Year. The award was announced today at a breakfast event as part of the SBA's National Small Business Week celebration in Washington, D.C.
“I am absolutely thrilled and honored that Management Solutions was named the SBA’s National Subcontractor of the Year,” said Misty Mayes, PMP, president and CEO of Management Solutions, LLC. “This is a wonderful acknowledgment for our entire team. We have worked hard to understand the needs of our clients and to deliver innovative solutions that will help them reduce time and costs on projects. It is simply wonderful to have our small company recognized on the national level.”
Management Solutions was selected from among 10 regional subcontractors of the year. The SBA is divided into 10 regions with SBA Region IV encompassing eight states: Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.
The award honors small businesses that provide outstanding goods and services to the federal government as subcontractors.
Management Solutions was nominated for this award by the Small Business Programs Office of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for its work in project management, project controls, and related IT and administrative support. Denco, Inc., a woman-owned small disadvantaged facility management and specialty construction company was named the Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year. "When federal contracts get into the hands of small businesses, it is a win-win for the federal government, small businesses, the economy and the job market," said SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills. "Last year, the federal government awarded nearly $100 billion in federal contracts to small businesses like the ones being honored today. These businesses help boost the nation's economy and they are outstanding examples of how to successfully navigate the federal contracting arena." For more information about today's award winners and other national Small Business Week events - including a free webcast - visit http://www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com.