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Client Success Stories

Client Success Stories

Onsi Group, Inc. is a Native American, woman owned business established to help businesses and government contractors get and stay compliant with prevailing wage law. Owner Angela Hendrix led an extremely successful legal career that included private practice litigation and serving as General Counsel for two large 8(a) federal contracting firms. While she experienced great success in the corporate world, Angela, who comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, combined her skills and experience with her entrepreneurial passion and created Onsi Group to serve the federal contracting marketplace.

SBDC PTAC helped me develop the practical knowledge I needed to grow. They teach you how to do the day-to-day work not just theory.

Angela has worked extensively over the last few years with the Employer Services program of the SBDC PTAC and the certified HR assistance of Project Manager Deirdre Pattillo. They have worked together on job descriptions and performance management tools as well as HR policies and procedures. Angela also completed the 7 Habits for Small Business Managers at the SBDC PTAC. The Onsi team has now expanded to eight members and offers its clients a robust turnkey solution for prevailing wage compliance as well as a Health and Welfare trust. Angela is also highly sought-after as a speaker, workshop facilitator and seminar presenter on SCA and DBA compliance matters.

AMG Contractors, LLC. is a minority owned, 8(a) and HUBZone certified fullservice general construction company owned by Andrew Garza III. AMG Contractors was started in 2000 with only two employees and now employs thirteen full time employees. Safety, quality control, and timely execution are the three core values that have given the company a reputation of delivering quality construction services. Recently completed projects include the construction of the Operation Readiness Training Complex at Fort Hood and the renovation of Building 905 at Joint Base Fort Sam Houston.

With the assistance of the UTSA SBDC PTAC, we have enhanced AMG Contractors opportunities with getting additional contracts.

To assist with maximizing the company’s efforts getting government contracts, AMG contacted the UTSA SBDC PTAC. Business Advisor Eloy Garcia was able to provide AMG with timely assistance ensuring that their SAM registration was accurately updated and reviewed the company’s other business certifications to determine which needed to be renewed to ensure maximum opportunity with federal, state, and local government contracts With the help of the SBDC PTAC networking resource tools, AMG Contractors is expanding their market share of contracts by identifying new government bids that the company can take additional advantage of.

4M HR Logistics, is a woman owned San Antonio based small business offering specialty staffing and employment services. The 4M HR team is receiving counseling and technical assistance from the University of Texas at San Antonio Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helping the business expand into the market of government contracting at the federal, state and local levels. The company’s primary focus is centered on providing aerospace and engineering technical positions to federal government agencies including the U.S. military branches.

PTAC has been very helpful in providing valuable information and is a fantastic resource for education and training classes.

The 4M HR Logistics team came to PTAC for assistance with understanding contracting requirements and identifying opportunities in government contracting. Business Development Specialist Eloy Garcia was able to assess the business’s current contracting status and assist the company with developing a marketing capability statement, woman-owned business certification process, and a General Services Administration (GSA) schedule. Specific assistance also included System Award Management (SAM) registration, federal certification requirements, BidMatch services, in addition to training workshops focused on government contracting issues. As a result, they were awarded $1,510,160 in contracts.

Walt Calvo, an Air Force Veteran with over 20 years of military service, opened Global Consulting Alliance (GCA) in 2012 with the goal of helping individuals and organizations overcome obstacles and simplify their ability to achieve success. GCA combines organizational development, psychological health, and education and training best practices to bring out the best in people and organizations. Calvo has worked in a variety of mental health positions varying from Behavioral Scientist to Division Chief. With the help of the SBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Calvo ained substantial knowledge in the processes and necessary steps to grow and expand his business.

The service provided by PTAC has been an integral part of my company’s success.

Senior Business Development Specialist, Curtis Mohler, was able to help Calvo build an individually customized business strategy, LLC operating agreements, and to complete the SAM registration and VA CVE certification. Calvo also received assistance from Project Manager, Deirdre Pattillo, on employee relations, job description development, research compensation plans, and compliancy strategies to meet regulatory requirements for contracting opportunities. As a result of the tireless dedication of Global Consulting Alliance, the company was awarded a $1.3 million contract, creating 14 new jobs, to provide Directors of Psychological Health to the Air Force and Army National Guard.

PROSPERITUS SOLUTIONS

Prosperitus Solutions is a small disadvantaged, woman and veteran owned business that specializes in professional staffing with core competencies in medical, logistics and information technology. The company’s first contract was awarded by Joint Base Fort Sam Houston, where they were responsible for logistical warehousing and administrative duties. The contract allowed Prosperitus Solutions to hire 16 personnel, represented a $3 million increase in services provided and helped the company reach the government market they targeted.

Working with such a group of talented individuals not only enables a path to success for businesses but it empowers us.

With a surprisingly quick start, the company was motivated to keep the momentum moving. Management at Prosperitus contacted the UTSA SBDC PTAC for one-on-one advising sessions and goal-setting with Project Manager, Sheriley Smith, in addition to business classes that helped build a solid team and networking circle. PTAC assistance allowed Prosperitus Solutions to expand their business to include the full gamut of professional staffing: technical, non-technical, human resources, payroll, professional healthcare practitioners and network administration to leverage commercial clients to increase sales. The company also anticipates 8(a) certification in the near future.

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