SRNS Welcomes New Small Business to Mentor-Protégé Program

AIKEN, S.C., (Sept. 26, 2018) – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Small Business Programs recently introduced a new Small Business into the pipeline. DOE approved Strativia LLC to provide Information Technology (IT) Services to SRNS as a Protégé under the Mentor-Protégé Program. The Mentor-Protégé Program is a DOE initiative designed to encourage and assist small businesses in an effort to enhance their capabilities to perform subcontracts throughout the DOE Complex. Strativia is an IT Solutions provider and will be supporting SRNS through one of their major scopes, the IT Help Desk.
Supply Chain Management (SCM) Procurement worked closely with the IT Department to solve a recurring need through the Mentor-Protégé Program. The program grants non-competitive awards to small businesses at $4.0M per award for non-construction and $7M for construction. Because this was such a vital scope for SRNS, the IT Department wanted to engage a solutions provider who could leverage industry best practices to improve customer response times. SCM Procurement Director Jay Johnson immediately identified the Mentor-Protégé Program as a solution to their complex supply chain problem.
“Our aim is to align our Mentor-Protégé Program as a strategic solution for our Site needs. We carefully select capable suppliers with sound business practices, provide them mentorship where needed and grow them into great suppliers,” said Johnson.
“The Mentor-Protégé Program is a win-win for the Site,” said Manager of Small Business Programs and Supplier Partnering Alex Agyemang. “It aids in the efficient execution of Site missions through a streamlined procurement process. It allows good small businesses the opportunity to become great through the technical oversight of some of the best professionals in the complex. Site missions gain the benefit of the nimble and innovative solutions of small business, the economy grows through the economic impact of Site dollars and SRNS gains efficiencies through developing a supplier who is able to engage across the complex!”
This is yet another example of how SRNS is leading the way in Small Business advocacy across the DOE-complex.