Small business helps America innovate, create jobs, and grow. These small businesses also play a critical role in moving government forward, and ITS is dedicated to providing ample access and opportunity to connect government to small business. With Small Business Week upon us, I thought it would be a good opportunity to look at how ITS is helping small businesses and government work together.
Moving government forward
I’ve worked closely with small businesses for over two decades and I’ve learned that the size of a business has no correlation with its potential impact. I’ve mentioned before that small businesses are the engine for innovation. They have major roles across government in meeting today’s technology demands and requirements. Just in the past couple of years, I have seen small businesses provide:
- Consolidation of inefficient and costly legacy systems
- Implementation and integration of cloud technology into agency IT infrastructures
- 24 hour help desk and support for critical DoD and civilian IT systems
- Comprehensive life-cycle support to complex IT projects
- Subscription services to mobile satellite services
- Access to the most innovative and efficient IT hardware and software
- Continuous monitoring for cybersecurity
This is just a small sample of how small business has supported government through our ITS solutions, but there are too many to list. The skills, capabilities, and expertise among small businesses are world class, and the variety of ways government utilizes small business shows just how effective these businesses are in supporting agencies’ missions.
How ITS is helping
At ITS, we are dedicated to helping small businesses compete and grow in the federal marketplace. We have a variety of solutions for agencies to access small businesses that allow them to compete and agencies to meet their requirements in areas like:
- IT Services
- Cloud Computing
- Cyber security
- Network Services and Telecommunications
It is not enough to just provide access to these small businesses, but we need to help them succeed. We provide training to small business on how to build their federal business and to our large businesses on how to create optimal partnering and subcontracting opportunities.
We are diligently working to provide small businesses all the tools to compete, but the proof of our success in providing opportunities is in the numbers:
- 85% of vendors on Schedule 70 are Small Business
- Projected $6.22B small business revenue through Schedule 70 for FY13
- 100% of small businesses under our Commercial Satellite Communications program have won awards with a total value of over $8M
- More than $7.6B has been obligated to our SB GWAC program since its inception including our current Alliant SB, 8(a) STARS II, and VETS GWACs
- 79% of our largest SB GWAC, Alliant SB, have won task orders
- $534M has been awarded to small businesses through subcontracting on our Alliant Enterprise GWAC, which is 42% of all subcontracted dollars.
We’re celebrating Small Business Week now, but we continue to be dedicated to the success of small businesses year-round. If you’re interested in learning how you can use a small business to meet your requirements, contact our customer service representatives or leave a message below!