Vanquish Worldwide, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing global support services to the U.S. Government and commercial market sector for the past decade, is pleased to provide mentoring and support to small businesses entering government-contracting work. Small-business mentoring partnerships have proven advantageous for all sides: helping grow new small businesses while providing Vanquish additional contracting experience.
The Maryville, TN-based operation recently partnered with Alpha Ten Technologies Inc., a California-based, government-contracting small business, in mid-2016 to provide repair and preventive maintenance (PM) services on mission-critical Flight Line Utility Vehicles at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in New River, NC, Cherry Point, NC and Beaufort, SC. Acting as the sole contractor under the previous Flight Line contract, Vanquish now serves as a subcontractor to Alpha Ten, assisting with the proposal development process and standing up the new contract in addition to offering ongoing mentoring in the Flight Line work.
“While Vanquish now focuses a majority of resources on its three new, multimillion-dollar federal contracts to provide U.S. Army Logistics Readiness Center support at five locations across the U.S., Vanquish Worldwide is honored to mentor younger government contracting small businesses, such as Alpha Ten with its Flight Line contract,” Vanquish President and CEO Dr. Eric W. Barton said. “We not only can provide our hands-on knowledge learned and resources developed during our past decade of success, but we also can help mentor their staff on what it takes to win, successfully mobilize and maintain profitability as a government contractor.”
Vanquish previously provided vehicle maintenance and preventive maintenance services on mission-critical flight line utility vehicles at all three Marine Corps Air Stations as a prime contractor. The vehicles Vanquish services are used on a continuous basis to deliver parts to squadrons and return retrograde assets back to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron warehouses. Vanquish mechanics keep the utility vehicles in a constant state of readiness to avoid delays in delivering parts to and from Marine Corps squadrons that could lead to a degradation in aircraft readiness. Due to the company’s successful growth, Vanquish was unable to prime the follow-on contract, and instead found the opportunity to become a subcontractor and mentor other startup small businesses in the industry.
“This relationship benefits both companies by offering more partnering opportunities down the line, allowing Vanquish to define and codify processes when advising the prime, and providing the prime assistance as they define and implement their own processes,” Barton said.
The three-year contract is valued at nearly $1 million.
About Vanquish Worldwide
In addition to its U.S. contract work, Vanquish offers significant experience working in U.S. operational theaters, developing nations, as well as austere environments. Services include logistics maintenance, supply, transportation, security, training, facility and life support, manpower/staff augmentation, information technology and construction. Vanquish is headquartered just outside of Greater Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in Afghanistan, Uganda, Iraq and throughout the United States.