DynCorp International sponsored the DynCorp International Small Business Outreach event held earlier this month at the Iowa State University Scott County Extension Office in Bettendorf, Iowa along with the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at Black Hawk College.
Attendees learned about DynCorp International’s business, how organizations can partner to provide services to DynCorp International customers and meet one-on-one with DI’s Small Business team.
“We strategically held the event in close proximity to our U.S. Army customer at Rock Island Arsenal to target and engage small businesses who already know and support the U.S Army. There were more than 40 small businesses in attendance and we discussed details about DI business, our mission, and shared current and upcoming opportunities for small businesses within our organization. Each small business had an opportunity to meet with PTAC representatives, DI’s Small Business team, and DI’s Business Development team during matchmaking sessions,” said Debbie Newberry, senior manager, small business, at DynCorp International.
“The ‘matchmaking’ session was very valuable as members looked forward to one-on-one mentoring with DynCorp International Small Business Office experts. Attendees raved about that session,” commented Vicky Miller, director, Illinois PTAC.
Small businesses in the following fields attended:
- Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing
- Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing
- Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesales
- Document Preparation Services
- Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing
- Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesales
- Engineering Services
- Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
- Facilities Support Services
- Other Business Services (including Copy Shops)
Small Business is a Big Priority at DynCorp International
DynCorp International’s Small Business Office identifies outstanding small business partners that work as subcontractors through outreach programs and targeted events. Also, as a participant in the Defense Department’s Mentor Protégé program, DI can offer small businesses even more assistance. 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. Events such as the DI Small Business Outreach event give us an opportunity to meet with local small business representatives and discuss upcoming opportunities,” said Newberry.
Representatives from DI’s Small Business Office will continue outreach efforts by sponsoring and attending the 2012 Veterans in Business Conference on March 30, in Fairfax, Va., hosted by Community Business Partnership, a sponsored program of the Mason Enterprise Center at George Mason University and the Virginia Business Development Center Network, as well as attending the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Iowa/Illinois chapter’s 2012 Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium being held May 22-24.