Local Business Wins BIG Government Contract Dollars

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NEWS RELEASE

Alabama District Office

 

Release Date: August 8, 2022

 

Release Number: 22-3

 

 

Contact: megyn.rodriguez@sba.govAlabama | U.S. Small Business Administration 

 

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Local Business Wins BIG Government Contract Dollars

Recognized by SBA as an Industry Leader

 

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Superior Tasking Advantage, Inc, a 8(a) and HUBZone firm based out of Gadsden, Alabama was recently awarded a contract by Joint Base Andrews Air Force Base valued at over $23.5 million. The company is part of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) HUBZone portfolio of businesses, that collectively received $154.2 billion in federal contracting dollars in Fiscal Year 2021. This reflects an $8 billion dollar increase from the prior year.

 

“The federal government by law has to buy 23% of its annual goods, products, and services from small businesses. The SBA just released the annual scorecard, and found that small businesses were awarded 27.2% of the overall contracting dollars in Fiscal Year 2021. While this is commendable, it is the hard work and dedication of the small business owners that must be recognized,” stated Allen Thomas, SBA Region IV Administrator, who oversees SBA interests in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

 

Rory Carter, President and CEO of Superior Tasking Advantage, Inc., a janitorial and facility support service company, helped create jobs and increased economic opportunities for people in the community by participating in the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé, 8(a), and HUBZone programs. SBA recognizes Carter for his contribution to the local economy through government contracting. The Mentor-Protégé Program helps eligible small businesses (protégés) gain capacity and win government contracts through partnerships with more experienced companies (mentors). The 8(a) Business Development Program is a robust nine-year program created to help firms owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. The HUBZone program fuels small business growth in historically underutilized business zones with a goal of awarding at least 3% of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year.

 

During recognition event on July 26, 2022, when asked about the keys to his success, Carter stated that building his resume was crucial by first knowing what his ideal contract was and gaining past performances and experiences that specifically matched that ideal contract, so when the contract went up for bid again, he would be ready for it. He stated that “you’ll see solicitations come across the board, you’ll see your shortcomings, and how it may not be good for you to bid on it right now, but when it comes back up in five years, sometimes less time, you will have the experience needed.”

The SBA continues to collaborate with federal agencies to expand small business opportunities for small business contractors to compete and win federal contracts.  The annual Procurement Scorecard is an assessment tool to measure how well federal agencies reach their small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals. The Scorecard also provides accurate and transparent contracting data and reports agency-specific progress.  The prime and subcontracting component goals include goals for small businesses, WOSBs, SDBs, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and small businesses located in HUBZones.  Learn more at sba.gov.

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This article does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the SBA of any opinions, products, or services of any private individual or entity.

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