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Monterey Consultants Wins 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Award

Monterey Consulants, Inc was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award recipient for our commitment to recruiting, employing, and retaining America’s veterans. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. We’re proud to be a recipient of the U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award.  Our company earned the Platinum Small Award, and is one of only 239 recipients this year.

Dayton Business Journal Names Monterey Consultants, Inc 2018 Business of the Year

Monterey Consultants has been nominated for 2018 Business of the Year by the Dayton Business Journal in the categories of Minority-Owned Business and Veteran-Owned Business. Monterey will take part in the gala on November 8th at the Shuster Center where the overall Business of the Year winners will be announced.

Monterey is one of four finalists in the Minority-Owned category and one of three finalist in the Veteran-Owned category chosen from over 140 entries. This will be the Dayton Business Journal’s 17th annual Business of the Year Awards. This year’s judges are Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, Doug Lunne, and Beth Whelley.

Monterey Consultants Wins Major VA and Air Force Contracts

Monterey Consultants Inc., has won three major contracts this summer, the combine value equaling $57.2 Million.

In June Monterey was awarded the Program Management Support Services to the Office of Small Business Disadvantaged Utilization (OSDBU) Program Support Team (PST) Support Team contract. This is Monterey’s foundational contract and worth around $5.2 Million. As part of the PST contract Monterey provides OSDBU with streamlined market research.

In August Monterey Consultants was awarded the Department of Veteran’s Affiars CVE Transformation contract. A $32M contract to provide support for CVE by processing VetBiz Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned/ Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB) applications. The VetBiz VOSB Verification Program verifies Veteran status, examines ownership and control records, and engages with applicant in order for CVE to make a determination of eligibility. In order to do business with the VA as a SDVOSB/VOSB that business must be CVE verified. This award makes Monterey and one of two contractors supporting the CVE effort. Due to the size and scope of this award Monterey plans to hire around 50 new employees in the Washington D.C. area.

Also, in August Monterey was awarded the Air Force Category Management Support Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). This $20 Million BPA has been ordered for a period of 5 years. For this contract Monterey is partnering with Censeo Consulting, a D.C. consulting firm specializing in strategic operations improvement. This contract requires personnel for work at Wight-Patterson Air Force Base and Monterey is actively looking for local hires.

In addition to these contracts Monterey is always looking to hire more Medical Records Downloaders to support their Medical Records Operations subcontract with California based company QTC.

Monterey Consultants, Inc. wins Center for Verification and Evaulation (CVE) Transformation Contract; Hosts Job Fair

On August 28, 2018 Monterey Consultants was awarded the Department of Veteran’s Affiars CVE Transformation contract. A $32M contract to provide support for CVE by processing VetBiz Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned/ Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB) applications. The VetBiz VOSB Verification Program verifies Veteran status, examines ownership and control records, and engages with applicant in order for CVE to make a determination of eligibility. In order to do business with the VA as a SDVOSB/VOSB that business must be CVE verified. This award makes Montery and one of two contractors supporting the CVE effort.

Looking for a job? Monterey will be hosting a job fair September 10-14th in Washington, DC. Due to the large nature of this contract Monterey is looking to fill the following positions:

Case Analyst:

Bachelor’s degree with two years’ experience in business document review and two years’ customer service experience

Senior Analyst:

Juris Doctor, one year experience evaluating applications for Government Verification Programs or experience in the analysis of Limited Liability Company and Incorporations, and two years’ experience with customer service

Lean Six Sigma Specialist:

Master’s Degree and Lean Six Sigma black belt certification with six years of experience relevant to the contract requirement

In order to be considered each candidate must meet the stated criteria.

Monterey Consultants, Inc. becomes State of Ohio Certified Veteran-Friendly Business Enterprise

Monterey Consultants was certified by the State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) as a Veteran-Friendly Enterprise (VBE) on March 22, 2018. Monterey now participates in the VBE program under the following UNSPS codes:

  • 80000000 Management, Business Professional Services
  • 80100000 Management Advisory Services
  • 80101500 Business, Corporate Management Consulting
  • 80101600 Project Management
  • 80141500 Market Research

The State of Ohio’s Veteran-Friendly Business Enterprise (VBE) Procurement program provides preference or bonus points to certified companies that compete to contract with the state to supply the goods or services it needs, including eligible construction services.

According to the latest Ohio DAS report (report last updated March 9, 2018) Monterey is one of 82 VBEs in Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, and Tennessee. While providing procurement and management services primarily at the Federal level, Monterey now hopes to expand into the state sector.

More information about Ohio’s VBE program can be found at: http://www.das.ohio.gov/Divisions/Equal-Opportunity/Business-Certification/Veteran-Friendly-Business-Enterprise-VBE-Program

Monterey Consultants, Inc. Receives Veteran Institute for Procurement Certification

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Monterey Consultants, (5335 Far Hills Ave. Suite 311, Dayton, OH) recently completed the Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP), a comprehensive training and certification program that helps veteran-owned businesses strengthen their ability to win government contracts and do business with both military and civilian agencies they once served in uniform.

On March 12, 2015, Monterey was one of 49 businesses from 12 states and the District of Columbia to graduate from the National Center for the Veteran Institute for Procurement. During the program’s graduation, Mike Knipper (Monterey’s President) was presented with a congressional citation on behalf of Congressman Mike Turner.

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Although Monterey has been a leader in the small business community for some 19 years, being selected to attend the 27 hour VIP course at the Bolger Center in Potomac, Maryland was a great honor.  The photo below is Mike Knipper receiving the congressional citation from Small Business Administration, Department of State, and Department of Veterans Affairs leaders.

The first program of its kind in the nation, VIP is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. It also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities.

Since its launch in 2009, VIP has helped 446 service-disabled and veteran-owned small businesses grow.  A survey of 184 of the program’s graduates determined that 2,018 new jobs were created and the size of their businesses increased by an average of 49% within a year of graduating from the Institute. More than 82% of surveyed graduates credited VIP for equipping them to make recent business decisions and avoid unseen pitfalls. Additionally, veteran-owned businesses are more likely to hire, mentor and train other war veterans as they transition to private life, which is a national priority.
“We are honored to give back to the men and women who served our country by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed as government contractors.” said Barbara Ashe, President of the Montgomery County (MD) Chamber Community Foundation. “We hope this training fosters their success as businesses and employers.”

VIP is a three-day, 27-hour comprehensive certification program. Participants must be a C-level leader in a Veteran-owned small business operating for at least two years with a minimum of 3 full time employees, and experience working on government contracts as a prime and/or sub-contractor to a prime. With volunteer instructors and at no cost to participants, VIP is fully funded by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, partners, the Small Business Administration, and VIP sponsors.

For information on VIP: Barbara Ashe, 301-738-0015 x215; bashe@mcccmd.com
For additional information, please visit www.NationalVip.org