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SBA 7(J) Training – through the SBA 7(J) Management and Technical Assistance ProgramQualifying businesses are provided with counseling and training in the areas of financing, business development, management, accounting, bookkeeping, marketing and other small business operating concerns. (September 2009 – Present)
Trendway Corporation – A Veteran owned commercial furnishings manufacturer – A contract to provide consulting in the way of strategic planning for expanding federal market share. (August 2009- Present)
Selected Past Performance of GOVtips as a subsidiary of Quality Technical Services, Inc.:

US Department of Agriculture, including:

  • US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) – Developed course content for the new Level III COR Course, including an instructor’s guide, pre and post course exams, and MS Power Point slides. Also developed course content for a Refresher course, including an instructor’s guide and MS Power Point slides. (August 2004 – March 2006)
  • US Department of Agriculture, NRCS – Supported revision and updating of the NRCS Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements Handbook to reflect the requirements of the Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements Act of 1977 and new NRCS policies and regulations, including the new Contribution Agreement guidelines. Designed, developed, and implemented a nationwide training conference for over 400 staff personnel to support the updated materials. As a result of these efforts, NRCS honored QTS with the “Small Business of the Year” award for 2005. (November 2003 – April 2004)
  • US Department of Agriculture, NRCS – Facilitated planning meetings to begin the process of updating the NRCS Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements Handbook to reflect the requirements of the Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements Act of 1977 and new NRCS policies and regulations. (October – November 2003)
  • US Department of Agriculture, NRCS – Designed, developed and implemented a nationwide Executive Training program on the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977 to foster understanding of the Act, how to make a legal procurement determination, and how to administer grants and cooperative agreements. (December 1999 – February 2000)
  • US Department of Agriculture, NRCS – Updated and finalized writing, editing, design and printing for the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Handbook. Graphic design support was provided based on the latest in learning and training technologies. Developed lesson plans and all other collateral training materials. (August 1998 – January 1999)

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SADBU) Office -Provided technical and organizational expertise to support the DARPA SADBU office tasked with developing and implementing a comprehensive small and small disadvantaged business contracting program. (November 2003 – November 2005)
US Navy, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC), including:

  • BTAPP – Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP) – Designed, developed and implemented the Business Technical Assistance Pilot Program (BTAPP), designed to help woman-owned small business (WOSBs) increase technical proficiency and improve corporate infrastructure through innovative methods of executive coaching and training. (September 2002 – September 2003)
  • NTAPP – Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk – Designed, developed and implemented the Navy Technical Assessment Pilot Program (NTAPP) to assist the Navy in developing a core of HUBZone and Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs) in the shipbuilding, ship repair and ship maintenance industry. (May 2001 – September 2002)
SBA 7(j) Training Testimonials:
It was highly focused and interactive. The trainers were friendly and professional. Great Job! Informative and enlightening and forward thinking It was very inspiring as well as informative, and I thank you for your enthusiasm and passion in delivery of the information. I appreciated your knowledge of the material and your ability to translate the information into workable scenarios for the attendees. Since the session, I have teamed with other companies successfully submitting bid responses for engagements with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, successfully submitted three (3) sources sought responses which have resulted in opening up conversations with the issuing agencies, I have a new accountant, formed a few new partnerships and I am making preparations to submit an application for 8A certification.