DynCorp International was a sponsor of the 2013 Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Veterans Summit held February 26, 2013, at the Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. The summit, a small business outreach event that DI has sponsored since 2004, focused on veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.
At the summit, veteran-owned small businesses are given an opportunity to showcase their company and attend one-on-one matchmaking sessions with DI and other prime contractors. Participants also attended two workshops hosted by General Services Administration (GSA) and Cross Timbers Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) to gain a better understanding of government contracting.
Attendees included one of DI’s outstanding veteran-owned small business suppliers, GST Outfitters. GST Outfitters has supported DI for more than a decade and provides all types of uniforms, safety and tactical gear for DI’s programs all over the world.
DynCorp International Supports Veteran-Owned Small Business
At DynCorp International the experience and dedication that veterans contribute is valued – as employees, business partners and suppliers. In 2012, DI earned a Champions of Veteran Enterprise Award from the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC).
Federal agencies and prime contractors that meet or exceed the three percent goal of providing opportunities to veteran-owned (VOSB) and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) are being recognized for this honor. DI far exceeded stated targets, with 12.8 percent VOSB and 3.3 percent SDVOSB suppliers.
“Partnering with veteran-owned and service-disabled small businesses provides great value and extraordinary service to DI and to our customers,” said Steve Gaffney, chairman and chief executive officer of DynCorp International. “Much of our business involves supporting those who serve so it helps to have as our partners those who have lived the mission firsthand.”
DynCorp International’s Small Business Office identifies outstanding small business partners that work as subcontractors through outreach programs and targeted events. The Small Business Office currently manages more than 30 contracts in accordance with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Defense Contract Management Agency.
“It is important for DynCorp International to find the right small business partners that can assist in supporting the DI mission,” said Debbie Newberry, senior manager, small business, at DynCorp International.
DI is always on the lookout for innovative and committed suppliers. To register your business in the DI database, visit the DI Small Business Supplier database.