Answer: Our stock isn't publicly traded. When a company's stock is publically traded, the shareholders elect corporate officers based on how much money they can make them. When the bottom line becomes top priority, a conflict of interest exists between appeasing the shareholders and doing what’s right for the government customer. The officers and directors of privately-held companies are in it for the long haul, not just until the next shareholder election.
Answer: By nature, the services provided by small businesses tend to be specialized. INTELiTEAMS specializes in cyber, intelligence, strategy, support, technology, and training. We are advocates of moving government contracts away from the billion-dollar companies that monopolize the industry to small business set asides. We believe that small businesses are the backbone of this great country, incentivized to provide our nation’s citizens with the best value for our tax dollars.
That being said, there are number things that differentiate us from most of our small business contemporaries, as we:
What this all means is that we have performed exceptionally well on contracts; possess the corporate infrastructure to navigate complex government requirements to obtain and maintain schedules, certifications, and verifications; proven that we have the resources to rapidly expand on a moment’s notice; and we can outperform even Goliath companies in the industry.
Answer: It could be because we don’t have lobbyists, super bowl ads, or manufacture sexy fighter jets or weapons systems. We are an enterprising small business that counts on word of mouth advertising for a job well done. In our circles, the accolades of our customers and employees speak louder than any of our ad campaigns.
Answer: HUBzone stands for historically underutilized business Zone. Certification comes when a company is located, and 35% of its employees reside, in a HUBZone. By comparison, 8(a) is a special status given to a firm that is owned and operated by a person or persons deemed to be socially or economically disadvantaged.
Unlike a HUBZone small business, an 8(a) is not required to employ the socioeconomically disadvantaged other than its majority shareholder(s). For this reason, contracts awarded to HUBZone small businesses employ a larger number and have a greater impact on the socioeconomically disadvantaged than those awarded to 8(a) businesses.
Answer: Veteran business owners and the Government mutually benefit from the Vets First program. Upon approval, the program participant is presented with documented proof of eligibility. By awarding contracts to Vets First-verified companies, the government can be confident that tax dollars are going to legitimate service disabled veteran-owned small business.