Our GRADS are WINNING! 3 VIP Graduates teamed up and were awarded a $50M contract!
Hear their story here.
Jorge Rodriguez, Steri-Tech Medical Innovations LLC, graduated from VIP START in June 2020.
Kwasi Mensah, Correa Logistics LLC, graduated from VIP START in June 2021.
Anthony Manca, ShireWire Global Sales & Distribution, LLC graduated from VIP START, GROW, INTERNATIONAL and AEROSPACE.
The trio continues to work together on other opportunities and are a true testament to how VIP is more than just a course, it’s a community you join that accelerates your success in the Federal marketplace.
UPDATE as of 1/10/23:
- ShireWire Global Sales & Distribution, LLC was awarded (as a Prime) a 7 year/40-million-dollar Massachusetts (ITC-80) state contact. Steri-Tech Medical Innovations LLC is a subcontractor on this contract.
- Steri-Tech Medical Innovations LLC was awarded a 6 year/75-million-dollar Massachusetts (HSP-45) contract, with ShireWire Global Sales & Distribution, LLC and Correa Logistics LLC as subcontractors.
Within a 6 month period, this VIP GRAD trio has won over $160M in Massachusetts state contracts for the next 5-7 years.
“Without VIP, this would have never happened. The knowledge and relationships VIP has given us has created this wonderful result. 2023 is going to be a very fun year for us,” shared Anthony Manca.
VIP Grad Shares Their Success Story
VIP Grad Grey O. Nina was featured in New York’s Office of General Service’s “Celebrating 1,000 Active and Certified SDVOSB” Video.
Click here to watch.
Grey O. Nina, CEO and founder of G & J Leading Construction Inc., a general construction company located in the Bronx. Since receiving her NYS SDVOB certification, Nina has seen her company’s annual revenues from government and private sector work grow from $14,000 to $8 million in a few years.
G&J Leading Construction Inc is a graduate of VIP START, GROW, INTERNATIONAL and AEROSPACE!
VIP Graduate Featured in Drone Podcast
ADAPTING TO CHANGE – A DRONE SERVICE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE
This week VIP Grad Ian Foley was featured on the “Drone Radio Show,” where he discussed the fast-changing UAV landscape. Foley is CEO of Pacific Triangle, a drone service provider delivering integrated platforms and end-to-end solutions for commercial applications in geospatial, oil and gas, mining and electrical utility industries. He is a VIP START and VIP INTERNATIONAL graduate.
Click here to hear the full podcast.
VIP Grad Wins Small Business Administration’s District Director’s Award in Alabama
CONGRATS to VIP Graduate Signalink, Inc. on winning the Small Business Administration’s District Director’s Award in Alabama!
Signalink, Inc. graduated from the VIP GROW program in March 2018.
Signalink is a woman-owned, veteran-owned, and minority owned small disadvantaged business that delivers innovative engineering, technical, logistical, and programmatic support to the aerospace and defense communities.
Read the full article here: http://ow.ly/kQcj50JjA7y
VIP Grad Awarded SBA’s 2022 Maryland Entrepreneurial Success of the Year
VIP Graduate, Sullivan Cove Consultants, LLC has been selected as SBA’s 2022 Maryland Entrepreneurial Success of the Year. Sullivan Cove Consultants, LLC is graduated from the VIP GROW program in 2009. They also graduated from the inaugural class of VIP ADVANCE in March 2022.
Sullivan Cove Consultants, LLC is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), verified by the Center for Verification and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the New York State Office of General Services, and by the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC). We are also certified as a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise by the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council, as well as the State of New York and the Port Authority of New Jersey.
Learn more at www.sullivancove.com
Congratulations Sullivan Cove Consultants, LLC!
VIP Grads win SBA 2022 Small Business Persons of the Year
SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman has announced the 2022 Small Business Persons of the Year winners from each of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Among the winners were the following VIP Graduates:
Universal Spartan, LLC, Kentucky
Coforma, LLC, Washington D.C.
View the list of winners: https://lnkd.in/d64mKjyi
VIP Celebrates 2,000 Graduate Companies
On Thursday, April 7 2021, VIP graduated their VIP START April Class of 2022, which included VIP’s 2,000th Graduate Company. VIP hosted a special reception following the graduation, and was joined by VIP alumni, instructors, sponsors, and partners from industry and government to help celebrate the milestone. Since 2009, the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) has armed veteran-owned small businesses from all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam, with the tools they need to WIN in the Federal marketplace.
Click here to hear a special message from Senator Cardin and Senator Van Hollen.
Changes Coming to SAM.gov in February 2022
Message from the U.S. General Services Administration
GSA COVID Update
GSA has updated its COVID Website to include more information regarding its implementation of the preliminary nationwide injunction that halts the enforcement of the vaccine mandate.