DynCorp International (DI) announced that the Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is awarding DI the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award for its outstanding Mentor-Protégé team formed with its small business partner, CenterScope Technologies Inc. (CSTI).
“An important element of the program is technology transfer,” said Gregory Reyes, Corporate Director of Mentor-Protégé programs at DynCorp International. “We provided a foundation for our protégé CSTI to develop solutions to increase financial and operational efficiency. The value created for our customer and broad scope of this partnership is most noteworthy. It shows that, even in a difficult economy, we can achieve amazing results and positive job growth.”
CSTI is based in McLean, VA. and provides customer service solutions in engineering and acquisition, knowledge management, international support and logistics and base operations. As part of its mentoring role, DynCorp International provided CSTI with coaching and training in areas such as new market development, international operations and global logistics. DI also provided CSTI with expertise and guidance to expand their business internationally – resulting in a revenue increase from $5 to $32 million in just 18 months and created more than 100 jobs by helping them to expand the overall base of their marketplace participation.
“The mentoring assistance the DI team has offered has been core to our success over the past year and a half,” said Eric Adolphe, President, CSTI. “In a period of months, we have grown into a prosperous global operation, and matured the organization into one able to responsibly manage that exponential growth.”
The awards will be presented at the 16th annual Nunn-Perry Awards Ceremony at the 2012 Mentor-Protégé Conference, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA.
The prestigious Nunn-Perry Award, named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, was first awarded in 1995 to recognize outstanding Mentor-Protégé teams formed under the auspices of the DoD Mentor-Protégé program.
The Mentor Protégé Program
Since 1991, the Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) has offered substantial assistance to small disadvantaged businesses. By helping them to expand the overall base of their marketplace participation, more jobs and increased national income can be produced.
The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program assists small businesses (protégés) successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies (mentors) under individual, project-based agreements.
Successful mentor-protégé agreements provide a winning relationship for the protégé, the mentor and the DoD.
Mentors provide protégé companies with business development and technical assistance in the following ways:
- Management support and assistance
- Enhancing technical capabilities through training
- Providing subcontracting opportunities
- Financial management assistance
- Business infrastructure guidance
- Introduction to new markets
- Donating time and equipment