Colorado Woman-owned Firm Honored for Federal Contracting

MedVed Global, Inc., a woman-owned 8(a)-certified construction company, from Dolores, Colorado has been named the National Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration, for work in federal contracting.

Admiral Engineering & Manufacturing Company, Inc., a high-quality precision manufacturing firm for the aerospace, defense, space medical and technology industries, from Phoenix, Arizona was also named the National Subcontractor of the Year. The two small businesses were selected from among a strong field of candidates submitted by SBA’s ten regional offices. The awards honor small businesses that provide outstanding goods or services to the federal government as prime contractors or subcontractors.

The awards are a part of the SBA’s National Small Business Week celebrations and were presented on Monday, May 6, during a luncheon held at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington, D.C.  Additional honors will be awarded to industry leaders, including the Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards, the 8(a) Graduate Firm of the Year, as well as the finalists for the National Small Business Person of the Year.

The federal government awarded over $105.7 billion of all federal contracts to small businesses in FY17, the highest the federal government has ever awarded to small businesses, which translates to more than 584K jobs.  This represents an incredible impact to the American economy that supports job creation innovation, and growth.

Michelle Hicks, president of MedVed, has a lifetime of construction experience and a 17-year record of success overseeing all phases of construction, infrastructure and environmental operations for government and private sector clients.  Founded in 2010, MedVed contracts civil/heavy construction projects in the Western U.S.

Some of MedVed’s clients include: USDA Forest Service, National Parks and Recreation, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Reclamation.  Medved performed work in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Oklahoma.

Photo courtesy of MedVed Global Inc.

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